The Funky Phantom was one of the plethora of Saturday morning cartoons that appeared during the early 70s. Produced for Hanna-Barbera by Australian production company Air Programs International in 1971 for ABC.
The show followed the formula of the time, with a group of teenagers, and spooky comedy horror theme, a side-kick animal and in this case the eponymous ghost the funky phantom. All driving around in a cool custom jalopy. Think Fangface, Captain Caveman, or Scooby-Doo. They all pretty much followed the same formula. Even the 1970s live-action TV show Ghost Busters, that was later made into an 80s animation series, followed this same well trodden path. Where Scooby-Doo blazed the trail in 1970, Funky Phantom followed close behind.
The show only ran for 17 episodes, which were regularly repeated right into the 80s. The voice of Mudsy was done by Daws Butler and was identical to his voice work for the character Snagglepuss, down to the use of Snagglepuss's catchphrases. The voice of Skip, was provided by Mickey Dolenz, the drummer and singer of manufactured 60s band The Monkees.