The Funky Phantom

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  • TV-G
  • 1971
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (256)

The Funky Phantom was an animated series that aired on ABC from 1971 to 1972. The show followed the adventures of three teenagers - Skip, Augie, and April - who, after discovering an abandoned mansion on a stormy night, inadvertently release the ghost of a Revolutionary War-era hero named Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore (“The Funky Phantom”).

Mudsy, along with his cat, Boo, and their hilarious pet ghost, Flim Flam, would then assist the three teenagers in solving mysteries and getting them out of trouble when they encountered danger. Unlike other ghosts, Mudsy was not malevolent and, in fact, had a sense of humor, often using his ghostly powers to play pranks on the kids.

The series was notable for its cast, which featured several well-known voice actors of the time. Jerry Dexter, who voiced the character of Skip, was a prolific voice actor who worked on several notable animated shows. Daws Butler, who voiced the characters of Mudsy and Flim Flam, was a celebrated voice actor who had worked on iconic shows like The Flintstones and The Jetsons. Micky Dolenz, who voiced Augie, was a member of the popular band The Monkees, while Don Messick, who voiced Boo, had also worked on several popular animated shows.

Despite its short run, The Funky Phantom was well-received by audiences and critics alike. The show's blend of humor and mystery made it a hit with kids, while the quality of the animation and the talent of its voice cast impressed older viewers. Moreover, the show did an excellent job of reflecting the changing culture of the time, adapting to the rise of counterculture and youth movements in the United States.

Overall, The Funky Phantom was a fun and entertaining show that remains a beloved animated classic to this day. Its blend of humor, mystery, and adventure, combined with the excellent voice acting and quality animation, made it stand out from other shows of its time. With its memorable characters and fun plotlines, The Funky Phantom is a show that is worth revisiting for fans of classic animation.

The Funky Phantom is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 1971.

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Ghost Grabbers
17. Ghost Grabbers
January 1, 1972
East Muddlemore folk hope to find a 200-year-old British gold cache when they learn Mudsy's true identity and realize that they live in the Funky Phantom's ancestral village.
Mudsy And The Muddlemore Manor
16. Mudsy And The Muddlemore Manor
December 25, 1971
Mudsy and his companions fight Mayor Iverson, who has ordered the leveling of Funky Phantom's old homestead along with the Spirit of '76, a ghost who has been living there.
The Hairy Scarey Houndman
15. The Hairy Scarey Houndman
December 18, 1971
Elmo is dognapped by mistake when the Houndman, plotting to collect $100,000 ransom by nabbing Lady Alistair's bulldog, is foiled by Mudsy at the 25th Annual International Dog Show.
The Forest's Prime-Evil
14. The Forest's Prime-Evil
December 11, 1971
Mudsy and friends, trapped during the night in Sequoia Forest, are frightened by a legendary half-man, half-animal creature.
April Foolish Day
13. April Foolish Day
December 4, 1971
Expert race car driver Winfield Wheely begins to lose control in a race with Augie and Skip because his car has been tampered with by Mr. Roadhog, who plans to make a fortune selling the victorious but unsafe car.
The Liberty Bell Caper
12. The Liberty Bell Caper
November 27, 1971
April is kidnapped along with the Liberty Bell by the Parafiend, who steals national treasures and ransoms them.
Pigskin Predicament
11. Pigskin Predicament
November 20, 1971
Augie discovers Mrs. Throckton van Cleef's diamond necklace inside a football where two thieves had hidden it during a high school play-off for her benefit society.
Mudsy Joins The Circus
10. Mudsy Joins The Circus
November 13, 1971
Mudsy and friends discover that a mysterious gorilla is really a member of a counterfeit ring operating inside the circus.
Haunted In Inn
9. Haunted In Inn
November 6, 1971
The Funky Phantom gang spends a frightful night in Widow Wilson's haunted inn, warding off bats, unfriendly ghosts, and a Frankenstein-like caretaker.
We Saw A Sea Serpent
8. We Saw A Sea Serpent
October 30, 1971
Augie and Skip, ignoring the warning of a gas attendant regarding the Creature from Black Lake, don their scuba gear and prepare to search the lake.
Ghost Town Ghost
7. Ghost Town Ghost
October 23, 1971
April and Skip are tricked into driving the getaway car of two bank robbers when a supposedly staged robbery at Plainville's 30th Frontier Day celebration turns out to be the real thing.
Spirit Spooked
6. Spirit Spooked
October 16, 1971
Mudsy and friends, driving cross-country in Mexico, meet Professor Lundgren in a pyramid where he discovered Montezuma's mask before it was stolen from him by an Aztec apparition. The treasure must be found or the professor will be charged with theft by his museum.
The Headless Horseman
5. The Headless Horseman
October 9, 1971
Mudsy and the teenagers search for a descendent of Ichabod Crane and in the process encounter the Headless Horseman.
Who's Chicken
4. Who's Chicken
October 2, 1971
The teenagers try to prevent the Chickenman from hijacking the supplies of the Chicken Delicious restaurants, which would force April's uncle into bankruptcy. In trying to snare the beastly bird, Mudsy is hijacked with a crate of frozen French fries.
I'll Haunt You Later
3. I'll Haunt You Later
September 25, 1971
Mudsy and the teenagers encounter Le Feet the Pirate, a beastly apparition, in a haunted Louisiana fortress just as their driver is ready to freeze them in ice.
Heir Scare
2. Heir Scare
September 18, 1971
Mudsy and his friends spend a night in Michael Conway's weird mansion where they experience the "curse", an evil marsh monster.
Don't Fool With A Phantom
1. Don't Fool With A Phantom
September 11, 1971
The kids rescue Mr. Higgins after Mudsy has crashed into his farm by building a monster-mobile so they can win money in a cross-country race.
Where to Watch The Funky Phantom
The Funky Phantom is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Funky Phantom on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 1971
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (256)