1 9 7 1 (USA)
17 x 30 minute episodes
One cold, wet night three lost teens – Skip, April and Augie plus their dog Elmo – stumbled upon a spooky old house hoping to get warm.
The dusty old grandfather clock showed the wrong time, so these helpful kids reset the clock hands. A gong rang out, followed by a voice: “It’s the Spirit of 1776, even, at your service!”
Enter friendly ghost Mudsy (voiced by legendary actor Daws Butler) and his mischievous ghost cat Boo. The cowardly New Englander had been hiding from the British in the clock since the War of Independence – and the ghost was still nervous. He and Boo would become invisible whenever struck by fear.
Antics ensue when this motley group hits the road in their dune buggy, cracking cases and thwarting crooks, pirates, ghosts and all kinds of strange characters in this animated Hanna-Barbera series.
Jonathan ‘Mudsy’ Muddlemore