Western Animation: Goober and the Ghost Chasers
produced this Scooby-Doo
variant for ABC
in the early 1970s. Goober, voiced by Paul Winchell
, is a dog who becomes invisible when he is scared. His human companions are Ted and Tina, reporters for Ghost Chaser
magazine, and Gilly, their reckless photographer.Wilt Chamberlain
was a guest in one episode, and the kids from The Partridge Family
appeared in a few others.
Goober and the Ghost Chasers provides examples of:
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Gilly, Ted and Tina, respectively.
- Catch Phrase: Goober "This is ridic-ilic-ilic-ilous!"
- Cool Car: Whatever exactly describes their vehicle, but it looks really cool!
- Ghost Pirate: They meet two on a ship, named Dink and Dunk. One is a friendly ghost, the other not so much
- Invisible Streaker: Goober is a canine version. When he disappears, his hat and collar are still visible.
- Let's Split Up, Gang: This gang also often splits up.
- Real After All: Used in this show more than anywhere else in Hanna-Barbera. Real ghosts often helped the gang unmask the fake ghosts.
- Regardless of whether the fake ghost was pretending to be the real ghost.
- Reckless Sidekick: Gillie to Goober, even though Goober is the dog it's his show and his sidekick almost always stays to take a picture of the ghost after Goober already ran away.
- Redhead In Green: Tina wears a green sweater.
- Scooby-Doo Hoax: Utilized, but most episodes also contained real ghosts.
- Talking Animal: The cartoon plays with this. Goober does talk in asides to the viewer, but only barks at other characters.
- Voices Are Mental: This happened in one of the Partridge crossovers.