History WesternAnimation / TheFunkyPhantom

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.
19th Nov '13 3:24:17 PM WisdomCat37
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* DangerouslyShortSkirt: April's skirt is too short for comfort.



** TeamPets: Elmo and Boo.

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



* LoveTriangle: Possibly one of these with Augie, April, and Skip. Augie likes April, but she seems to like Skip, who is almost an older brother figure to her.

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* LoveTriangle: Possibly one of these with Augie, April, and Skip. Augie likes April, but and Skip fight for April's attention and she seems attracted to like Skip, who is almost an older brother figure them both to her.a certain extent.



* WhoWearsShortShorts: April's got a pretty short skirt. [[ShesGotLegs Shows off her legs]], [[VerbalTic even]].
19th Nov '13 3:21:17 PM WisdomCat37
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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.


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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Mudsy
** [[TheLancer The Lancers]]: Skip and Augie.
** TheSmartGuy: Skip
** TheBigGuy: Augie
** TheChick: April
** TeamPets: Elmo and Boo.


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* PunnyName: Henry Fowler, who runs Chicken Delicious, and Mr. Angus, who owns an angus and roast beef chain.
* ScoobyDooHoax
* ScoobyStack
26th Oct '13 7:59:01 AM rudyylily
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: April, Skip, and Augie.
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