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Frightfully Funny – Volume 2 (Fraidy Cat/Filmation’s Ghostbusters/Groovie Goolies/BCI Eclipse DVD)


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



BOO!   Frightfully Funny is back and this time they brought a cat!!


The set consists of 3 separate Discs (Disc 1 also being sided).  Disc 1 contains Groovie Goolies on one side and Fraidy Cat on the other; discs 2 and 3 are Filmation’s Ghostbusters.


Fraidy Cat was a 1975 animated series that apparently appeared on Uncle Croc’s Block; a short lived animated/ live action morning show for children on ABC in association with Filmation Studios.  Uncle Croc’s Block was hosted by the great Charles Nelson Reilly and featured cartoons like Fraidy Cat, M-U-S-H, and Wacky and Packy; unfortunately only Fraidy Cat is the only one of the three appears on this set.  The premise of Fraidy Cat is that a ‘miserable’ cat is on his last life and he plans on holding onto it for as long as he can.  The problem is that when Fraidy Cat even mentions a number from 1-8, a ghost from one of his former lives appears to torment and make his life even worse.  The mischievous ghosts sometimes help and other times just haunt, but one thing is certain… having been frightened out of his last 8 lives he his certainly trying to protect this one.


The episodes of Groovie Goolies and Filmation’s Ghostbusters that appear on this set are the same as those previously released; with Groovie Goolies finishing up the few episodes that did not appear on Frightfully Funny: Volume One and Filmation’s Ghostbusters being another blend of episodes from Volume One and Volume Two of the previously released Filmation’s Ghostbusters’ sets.


The collection is well worth it simply for the opportunity to own Fraidy Cat, but also is nice if you only want a taste of both Groovie Goolies and/or Filmation’s Ghostbusters.  All the same great animation, scares, and laughs are there; just in a very condensed version.


The technical features are the same as the previous volume and the several Groovie Goolie and Filmation’s Ghostbusters sets, having a solid picture and sound presentation that any fan should be pleased with.  The extras are once again absent from this Frightfully Funny Collection and offer nothing even as far as Fraidy Cat goes.  I am afraid that this set was a bit of a let down as far as extras go.


For a look back at Frightfully Funny: Volume One please refer to the link below:




The set is worth it just for Fraidy Cat; go to your closest local haunted establishment and pick this set up.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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