Saturday, April 9, 2016
Crossover TV Series: Goober and the Ghost Chasers
Goober and the Ghost Chasers are a group of youths who investigate supernatural occurrences a la Scooby-Doo and Mystery, Inc. However, most of the ghosts Goober (a talking dog) and company face are real, and they work for a magazine on the supernatural, rather than being private investigators. Perhaps Goober is a relative of Scooby’s, explaining their common talent for speech, though Scooby doesn’t share Goober’s ability to turn invisible when scared. Perhaps someone fed Goober a variant on John Hawley Griffin’s serum. In the episode "Assignment: The Ahab Apparition," they come to the aid of the Partridge kids, who are vacationing in Peaceful Cove, where a mansion is haunted by the ghosts of Captain Ahab and Moby Dick.Moby Dick and Captain Ahab are already firmly in the CU; therefore, this crossover brings in Goober and the gang. The Partridge kids are from The Partridge Family, thus bringing that show and its spin-off Getting Together into the CU. The Partridges appeared in eight of the sixteen episodes of Goober and the Ghost Chasers. Subsequent episodes have more crossovers. In "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," Goober and pals come to the Partridge kids’ aid when their concert is canceled due to Macbeth’s ghost attacking the Globe Theatre. In "The Singing Ghost," Frankenstein’s Monster III tricks the Partridge kids into coming to his mansion so he may steal Danny Partridge’s voice. Goober and the Ghost Chasers prevent this from happening. It is as yet unknown which of the many monsters created by members of the Frankenstein family is "Frankenstein’s Monster III." In "Is Sherlock Holme?," Goober and pals travel to England to investigate a series of thefts at a haunted mansion, aided by Detective Sergeant Roger Sherlock, a relative of Sherlock Holmes. Since Sherlock Holmes is not known to have any ancestors with the surname Sherlock, it is possible Roger’s full name is Roger Sherlock Holmes, and he shortened it for professional reasons.