History WesternAnimation / TheFunkyPhantom

13th Jun '16 2:03:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Mudsy
** {{The Lancer}}s: Skip and Augie.
** TheSmartGuy: Skip
** TheBigGuy: Augie
** TheChick: April
** {{Team Pet}}s: Elmo and Boo.
11th Jun '16 7:40:00 AM CorahsUncle
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* {{Expy}}: Mudsy voice is being done in the same way as ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' even down to the same verbal tics. But that is really as far as that goes between the two characters.

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* {{Expy}}: Mudsy Mudsy's voice is being done in the same way as ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}, even down to the same verbal tics. But that is really as far as that goes between the two characters.



* FollowTheLeader: This show continues on the Meddling Kids train. Originally plot wise the show followed the ScoobyDooHoax formula but this was slowly played around with over the course of the season. Given some episodes there was no ScoobyDooHoax and in the last two the hoax is back burnered while the main plot of the episode involved Mudsy's past.
** On a rather unique side though the main cast tends to split the usual stock traits that usually would only go to one. April, Skip and Augie each respectively have times of leadership, being smart, cowardice and being the one needing help. Mudsy to a lesser extent follows Scooby's lead as the coward who can sometimes be brave. Elmo and Boo themselves tend to act a bit more usual for the silent pets.
11th Jun '16 7:33:51 AM Homemaderat
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A Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader much like]] their earlier success ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.

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A Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader much like]] similar to]] their earlier success ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.



* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn:

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* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Utilized to an extent but variable. In that Augie isn't always that dumb and that Skip isn't always that nerdy.



* {{Expy}}: Mudsy is essentially Snagglepuss in the form of a human ghost from the American Revolution.

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* {{Expy}}: Mudsy voice is essentially Snagglepuss being done in the form of a human ghost from same way as ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}'' even down to the American Revolution.same verbal tics. But that is really as far as that goes between the two characters.



* HeadlessHorseman

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* HeadlessHorsemanFollowTheLeader: This show continues on the Meddling Kids train. Originally plot wise the show followed the ScoobyDooHoax formula but this was slowly played around with over the course of the season. Given some episodes there was no ScoobyDooHoax and in the last two the hoax is back burnered while the main plot of the episode involved Mudsy's past.
** On a rather unique side though the main cast tends to split the usual stock traits that usually would only go to one. April, Skip and Augie each respectively have times of leadership, being smart, cowardice and being the one needing help. Mudsy to a lesser extent follows Scooby's lead as the coward who can sometimes be brave. Elmo and Boo themselves tend to act a bit more usual for the silent pets.
* HeadlessHorseman: An episode features one as the monster of the week.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Mudsy sometimes acts like this. He sometimes goes on about speeches of things he claims he totally witnessed when alive that the kids call out that is not what the history books said happened.



** Played with that in one episode Augie and Skip gravitate to a different girl making April jealous. And when April gravitates to another guy, Augie and Skip are united in getting their girl back. This no doubt leading to OneTrueThreesome ideas.



* ScoobyDooHoax
** Averted in a few episodes, one of which had mundane thieves and another had a gimmick supervillain more in line with something out of ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''.

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* ScoobyDooHoax
** Averted
ScoobyDooHoax: Originally played very straight but averted in a few episodes, one of which had mundane thieves and another had a gimmick supervillain more in line with something out of ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''.



* SealedGoodInACan: Mudsy and Boo die in the clock. When the kids find it try to fix it (bad enough the clock door got stuck but the time wasn't even right) they released Mudsy and Boo who become their friends, which Mudsy uses his powers to help them.



* TitleScream

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* TitleScreamTitleScream: They scream the title at the end of the opening.
14th Jan '16 8:28:23 AM CorahsUncle
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A Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader not unlike]] their earlier success ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.

The show--Hanna-Barbera's first series with animation farmed out overseas (Air Programs in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}})--aired on Creator/{{ABC}} in 1971. The voice of Mudsy, provided by Creator/DawsButler, was identical to his voice work for the character Snagglepuss. Butler went so far as to include Snagglepuss' {{catch phrase}}s, such as [[VerbalTic appending sentences with the word "even"]].

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\nA Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader not unlike]] much like]] their earlier success ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.

The show--Hanna-Barbera's first series with animation farmed out overseas (Air Programs in UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}})--aired on Creator/{{ABC}} in 1971. The voice of Mudsy, provided by Creator/DawsButler, was identical to his voice work for the character Snagglepuss.WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}. Butler went so far as to include Snagglepuss' {{catch phrase}}s, such as [[VerbalTic appending sentences with the word "even"]].



* BeachEpisode: Haunt-In Inn has a beach seen with the guys and swim suits and April in a bikini
** Bonus for {{Fanservice}} the same episode has April in a night gown that appears just as short as her usual skirt

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* BeachEpisode: Haunt-In Inn "Haunt-In Inn" has a beach seen scene with the guys and swim suits in swimsuits and April in a bikini
bikini.
** Bonus for {{Fanservice}} {{Fanservice}}, the same episode has April in a night gown nightgown that appears just as short as her usual skirt



* ExpositoryThemeTune: There were two--one performed by the kids and another (after three episodes) by some studio performers.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: There were two--one [[DoItYourselfThemeTune performed by the kids kids]] and another (after three episodes) by some studio performers.



** [[TheLancer The Lancers]]: Skip and Augie.

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** [[TheLancer The Lancers]]: {{The Lancer}}s: Skip and Augie.



** [[TeamPet Team Pets]]: Elmo and Boo.

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** [[TeamPet Team Pets]]: {{Team Pet}}s: Elmo and Boo.



* MagicSkirt: April jumps up and down wearing a pleated cheerleader skirt in "Pigskin Predicament," and it does not flip up.

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* MagicSkirt: April jumps up and down wearing a pleated cheerleader skirt in "Pigskin Predicament," Predicament", and it does not flip up.



** Averted in a few episodes one of which with run of the mill thieves and another with a gimmick super villian more in line with something out of WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder

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** Averted in a few episodes episodes, one of which with run of the mill had mundane thieves and another with had a gimmick super villian supervillain more in line with something out of WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''.



* SmurfettePrinciple: April is the only girl in the group.

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* SmurfettePrinciple: TheSmurfettePrinciple: April is the only girl in the group.
14th Jan '16 8:11:51 AM Homemaderat
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* OriginsEpisode: One episode features a flashback to show how Mudsy and Boo ended up in the clock.
4th May '15 8:34:37 PM Homemaderat
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13th Feb '15 3:49:46 PM Wrangler0Rourke
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* ActorAllusion: Probably unintentional, but amusing enough--when Skip is hanging from a tree branch in the last episode, Augie remarks "I always knew he was part monkey." Micky Dolenz--most famous as the drummer for TheMonkees--voiced Skip.



* HeyItsThatVoice: Franchise/TheMonkees' Micky Dolenz was the voice of Skip.
** That's Daws Butler doing his Snagglepuss voice for Mudsy, right down to his verbal tics, even.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Averted as of 2010; the entire series was released on DVD through Warner Archive.
10th Oct '14 7:40:25 PM Homemaderat
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* Bonus for {{Fanservice}} the same episode has April in a night gown that appears just as short as her usual skirt

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* ** Bonus for {{Fanservice}} the same episode has April in a night gown that appears just as short as her usual skirt
10th Oct '14 7:39:56 PM Homemaderat
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* BeachEpisode: Haunt-In Inn has a beach seen with the guys and swim suits and April in a bikini
* Bonus for {{Fanservice}} the same episode has April in a night gown that appears just as short as her usual skirt



* CoolCar: The Looney Duney and the car they build in the first episode.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: Mudsy (along with several other Hanna-Barbera characters) appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' episode "[[Recap/ScoobyDooMysteryIncS1E14MysterySolversClubStateFinals The Mystery Solvers Club State Finals]]".



* ScoobyDooHoax

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* ScoobyDooHoax ScoobyDooHoax
** Averted in a few episodes one of which with run of the mill thieves and another with a gimmick super villian more in line with something out of WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder


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* TwinSwitch: The Hairy Scary Houndman dognaps Elmo instead of the prize winning dog.
15th Jan '14 3:59:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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A Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader not unlike]] their earlier success ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.

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A Creator/HannaBarbera series [[FollowTheLeader not unlike]] their earlier success ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''The Funky Phantom'' featured three teenagers Skip, April and Augie and their dog, Elmo. While trying to get out of a storm, they entered an old house where the longcase clock was wrong. Upon setting the clock to midnight, they released two ghosts: Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore, a ghost from TheAmericanRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, and his cat, Boo. The two of them allegedly hid inside the clock from the British during the Revolutionary War, but then couldn't get out and eventually died inside. Ever since being freed by their new friends, Mudsy and Boo have accompanied them on many mysteries, always giving an invisible helping hand.
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