Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spooktober: The Galloping Ghost (1978)

Originally a part of Yogi's Space Race, the Galloping Ghost was paired with The Buford Files and spun off into its own half-hour series in February, 1979, when NBC decided to chop the 90-minute anthology into three separate half-hours. We've previously covered Buford and the Space Race itself, so now's the time to say hello to Nugget Nose, aka the Galloping Ghost, an Old West miner who winds up in 1978 to help the owners of a dude ranch. Well, at least two of them.

Muttley16 uploaded the open:

What worked against Nugget Nose was the fact that over on CBS, Hanna-Barbera had introduced Dinky Dog as a backup feature on The All-New Popeye Hour that same season. While the setting and central character were different, the basic concept was the same, and viewers were voting with their remotes.

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

I remember Nugget Nose, but wasn't all that impressed with the show.

Apparently, despite having lasted a season, he impressed someone at WB Animation, as he turned up in a scene in CN's "Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated" as a miner who panned for gold and struck... alligators!

You have to see the episode to know what I mean!!

hobbyfan said...

Which episode was that? I may have missed that cameo, another of Mitch Watson's little surprises.

magicdog said...

It was in the second episode, "The Creeping Creatures". You'll see him while Velma talks about Gatorville's history.

hobbyfan said...

Hmmmm, I think I did see him. I'll have to wait and see if/when Cartoon Network puts the show back on the schedule and then give it another look. Thanks.