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19th Jan '14 12:37:08 PM MarkLungo
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->''"Now...isn't this a perfect setting for a spine tingling ghost story? Well, strangely enough, this is a ghost story. Do you scare easy? Do shadows on the wall frighten you? Well, relax -- this isn't that kind of a story. And just to prove it, let me introduce a ghost that is out of this world. His name is Casper."''

The second and easily the most well known short in the ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' cartoon series, ''There's Good Boos Tonight'', a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]] FamousStudios short is a popular, nostalgic classic among many classic cartoon viewers and quite a TearJerker at that.

The plot of the short is centered on Casper, who lives -- er, resides at a graveyard, uninterested in joining the activities of his brethren as they fly off to scare people. Seeing no future in that life -- er, activity, he leaves the graveyard to make friends with the local animals. He's not too successful in doing so until he finally does find a friend in the form of Ferdie, a fox who isn't scared of him like the others. Casper promptly bonds with it, but all is not well, as a fox hunter makes his rounds...

The short is in the PublicDomain and can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmiNCF_3mI here]]. It was also riffed by [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Doug Walker]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/27882-that-guy-riffs-casper here]].
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!! Tropes:
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Ferdie, despite being a wild fox, acts exactly like a rambunctious puppy, even insisting on playing Fetch with Casper.
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]EsotericHappyEnding: It's great that Casper and Ferdie get to be together at the end, it's just very sad about what had to happen first.
* BedsheetGhost: Casper briefly turns into one after washing himself (and drying himself in a wringer!) from his encounter with the skunk.
* BreakTheCutie: Casper goes through his big time when he sees Ferdie's dead body.
-->"Oh, Ferdie...(breaks down sobbing) He was the only friend I ever had, in my whole [[StealthPun life]]..."
* ColorFailure: When the hunting dogs see Casper.
* DeathByNewberyMedal
* DiesWideOpen
* FoxHunt
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Casper doesn't want to go out and "boo" people -- he just wants to be friends. Too bad he tends to scare most creatures away anyway. And then Ferdie comes along.
* KillTheCutie
* MoodWhiplash: Three-quarters of the cartoon is silly, involving things like ghosts turning into a squadron of Spitfires to fly off and scare people, and a bunch of wild takes as animals recognize what Casper is and run off; or it's showing us cute things like the little ghost boy making friends with a cute fox. And then they are attacked by a hunter which Casper (inadvertently) chases off, only to find out that the hunter had managed to shoot Ferdie anyway. So Casper carries Ferdie's corpse off for burial, only to find out that Ferdie had become a ghost so they got to stay together and play anyway. The end.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The narrator basically says this at the beginning.
* PietaPlagiarism: Casper, when he lifts up Ferdie's dead body.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PublicDomainAnimation
* PunBasedTitle: The name is a pun on "There's Good News Tonight," a popular phrase during World War II. However, it is '''''not''''' a pun on "There's Good Booze Tonight," as one might think. Let's be honest; the title did not deserve to be spoken once, [[TitleDrop let alone twice]].
* RecycledScript: The shorts premise would be directly recycled or used as the basis for virtually all of the Casper shorts following it--in fact, the next short ''A Haunting We Will Go'', uses the exact same plot, only with a [[RecycledINSPACE baby duckling instead of a fox.]] The duck lives in that one, though. The shot merely broke his wing.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Ferdie.
* SmellySkunk: At one point in the short, Casper gets sprayed by one when he tries to make friends with it.
* StealthPun: "He was the only friend I ever had, in my whole ''life''..."
* TitleDrop: Done by the ghost trying to get Casper to scare people.
* VisualPun: The part where Casper scares off a mother cow, which zips away at high speed and jumps over the moon. Sound [[MotherGoose familiar]]?
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Casper-theresgoodboostonight1948_8429.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250: [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Oh... some animal dies...]]]]

->''"Now...isn't this a perfect setting for a spine tingling ghost story? Well, strangely enough, this is a ghost story. Do you scare easy? Do shadows on the wall frighten you? Well, relax -- this isn't that kind of a story. And just to prove it, let me introduce a ghost that is out of this world. His name is Casper."''

The second and easily the most well known short in the ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' cartoon series, ''There's Good Boos Tonight'', a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]] FamousStudios short is a popular, nostalgic classic among many classic cartoon viewers and quite a TearJerker at that.

The plot of the short is centered on Casper, who lives -- er, resides at a graveyard, uninterested in joining the activities of his brethren as they fly off to scare people. Seeing no future in that life -- er, activity, he leaves the graveyard to make friends with the local animals. He's not too successful in doing so until he finally does find a friend in the form of Ferdie, a fox who isn't scared of him like the others. Casper promptly bonds with it, but all is not well, as a fox hunter makes his rounds...

The short is in the PublicDomain and can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmiNCF_3mI here]]. It was also riffed by [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Doug Walker]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/27882-that-guy-riffs-casper here]].
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!! Tropes:
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Ferdie, despite being a wild fox, acts exactly like a rambunctious puppy, even insisting on playing Fetch with Casper.
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]EsotericHappyEnding: It's great that Casper and Ferdie get to be together at the end, it's just very sad about what had to happen first.
* BedsheetGhost: Casper briefly turns into one after washing himself (and drying himself in a wringer!) from his encounter with the skunk.
* BreakTheCutie: Casper goes through his big time when he sees Ferdie's dead body.
-->"Oh, Ferdie...(breaks down sobbing) He was the only friend I ever had, in my whole [[StealthPun life]]..."
* ColorFailure: When the hunting dogs see Casper.
* DeathByNewberyMedal
* DiesWideOpen
* FoxHunt
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Casper doesn't want to go out and "boo" people -- he just wants to be friends. Too bad he tends to scare most creatures away anyway. And then Ferdie comes along.
* KillTheCutie
* MoodWhiplash: Three-quarters of the cartoon is silly, involving things like ghosts turning into a squadron of Spitfires to fly off and scare people, and a bunch of wild takes as animals recognize what Casper is and run off; or it's showing us cute things like the little ghost boy making friends with a cute fox. And then they are attacked by a hunter which Casper (inadvertently) chases off, only to find out that the hunter had managed to shoot Ferdie anyway. So Casper carries Ferdie's corpse off for burial, only to find out that Ferdie had become a ghost so they got to stay together and play anyway. The end.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The narrator basically says this at the beginning.
* PietaPlagiarism: Casper, when he lifts up Ferdie's dead body.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PublicDomainAnimation
* PunBasedTitle: The name is a pun on "There's Good News Tonight," a popular phrase during World War II. However, it is '''''not''''' a pun on "There's Good Booze Tonight," as one might think. Let's be honest; the title did not deserve to be spoken once, [[TitleDrop let alone twice]].
* RecycledScript: The shorts premise would be directly recycled or used as the basis for virtually all of the Casper shorts following it--in fact, the next short ''A Haunting We Will Go'', uses the exact same plot, only with a [[RecycledINSPACE baby duckling instead of a fox.]] The duck lives in that one, though. The shot merely broke his wing.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Ferdie.
* SmellySkunk: At one point in the short, Casper gets sprayed by one when he tries to make friends with it.
* StealthPun: "He was the only friend I ever had, in my whole ''life''..."
* TitleDrop: Done by the ghost trying to get Casper to scare people.
* VisualPun: The part where Casper scares off a mother cow, which zips away at high speed and jumps over the moon. Sound [[MotherGoose familiar]]?
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31st Dec '13 4:08:48 PM bobJohnson
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26th Nov '13 8:21:44 PM Tuckerscreator
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* RecycledScript: The shorts premise would be directly recycled or used as the basis for virtually all of the Casper shorts following it--in fact, the next short ''A Haunting We Will Go'', uses the exact same plot, only with a [[RecycledINSPACE baby duckling instead of a fox.]]

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* RecycledScript: The shorts premise would be directly recycled or used as the basis for virtually all of the Casper shorts following it--in fact, the next short ''A Haunting We Will Go'', uses the exact same plot, only with a [[RecycledINSPACE baby duckling instead of a fox.]]]] The duck lives in that one, though. The shot merely broke his wing.
7th Nov '13 5:52:19 PM MarkLungo
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* FoxHunt
14th Sep '13 12:57:59 PM PrimeEvil
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* BedsheetGhost: Casper briefly turns into one after washing himself from his encounter with the skunk.

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* BedsheetGhost: Casper briefly turns into one after washing himself (and drying himself in a wringer!) from his encounter with the skunk.
19th Aug '13 10:21:55 PM Tropesofknowledge
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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]].
13th Aug '13 7:04:06 AM Prinzenick
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* RecycledScript: The shorts premise would be directly recycled or used as the basis for virtually all of the Casper shorts following it--in fact, the next short ''A Haunting We Will Go'', uses the exact same plot, only with a [[RecycledINSPACE baby duckling instead of a fox.]]
13th Aug '13 6:57:21 AM Prinzenick
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The second and easily the most popular short in the ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' cartoon series, ''There's Good Boos Tonight'', a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]] FamousStudios short is a popular, nostalgic classic among many classic cartoon viewers and quite a TearJerker at that.

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The second and easily the most popular well known short in the ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'' cartoon series, ''There's Good Boos Tonight'', a [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1948]] FamousStudios short is a popular, nostalgic classic among many classic cartoon viewers and quite a TearJerker at that.
17th May '13 6:58:56 PM Eddy1215
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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath]].
1st Apr '13 11:58:45 AM Angeldeb82
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Let's be honest; the title did not deserve to be spoken once, [[TitleDrop let alone twice]].



* PunBasedTitle: The name is a pun on "There's Good News Tonight," a popular phrase during World War II. However, it is '''''not''''' a pun on "There's Good Booze Tonight," as one might think.

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* PunBasedTitle: The name is a pun on "There's Good News Tonight," a popular phrase during World War II. However, it is '''''not''''' a pun on "There's Good Booze Tonight," as one might think. Let's be honest; the title did not deserve to be spoken once, [[TitleDrop let alone twice]].
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