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Frightfully Funny – Volume One (Filmation Ghostbusters & The Groovie Goolies/BCI Eclipse DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: D     Episodes: B-



This reviewer has previously taken a good, long look into Filmation’s Ghostbusters series on multiple occasions, but for the first time in a long time had a chance to observe the wild, yet cheesy antics of Groovie Goolies.


Groovie Goolies is an animated series that seriously echoes the past with its funny take on the Universal Monsters of the 1930’s.  The series not only utilized a cast of characters that an audience had grown to love with the likes of Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula making up the cast, but the series also had fun with its use of many creative and catchy musical numbers that are very reminiscent of another Filmation series, The Archie Show.  Where as the series can be a bit over the top with its bad jokes and slap stick comedy, overall this reviewer would have to say the series stands up as one of the better series of its era.  If you want to experience some monstrously funny animation, this Frightfully Funny collection gives a nice taste of two of Filmation’s best series ever created this side of Transylvania.


In total, the two discs in this set contain 12 of the full 16 episode run of Groovie Goolies.  The episodes included are as follows:


Disc 1:

When I Grow Up (with optional audio commentary)

Population Party (with optional audio commentary)

Lights Out

Goolie Garden

Monster Trio

Feed the Ghost Some Garlic


Disc 2:


What’s in the Bag

Goolie Picnic

Where you going Little Ghoul

Gool Schoool

Save your Good Lovin’ for Me


On the second set of discs in this Frightfully Funny compilation are 14 episodes from the Filmation Ghostbusters series:


Disc 3:

I’ll be a Son of a Ghostbuster

Frights on the Round Table

No Pharaoh at All

The Secret of Mastodon Valley

The Ones Who Saved the Future

Witch Stew

Mummy Dearest


Disc 4:

Wacky Wax Museum

Statue of Liberty

The Ransom of Eddie Spenser

Eddie Takes Charge

The Great Ghost Gorilla

A Friend in Need

No Mo’ Snow



The technical features as far as picture and sound are concerned are the same as those found on the previously released DVD sets of these animated masterpieces.  Sadly no extra features are contained anywhere on this 4-Disc set; with the exception of a few audio commentaries on Groovie Goolies.



For a more in depth analysis of both series covered in this set, refer to the great reviews already done on this site:


Filmation’s Ghostbusters: Volume One



Filmation’s Ghostbusters: Volume Two



Groovie Goolies: The Saturday Mourning Collection




-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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