Buford and the Galloping Ghost

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Buford and the Galloping Ghost
Buford Files.jpg The Galloping Ghost titlecard.jpg
Genre Animation
Directed by Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Voices of Frank Welker
Pat Parris
Dave Landsburg
Marilyn Schreffler
Henry Corden
Hal Peary
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Art Scott
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release February 3, 1979 (1979-02-03) – September 1, 1979 (1979-09-01)
Related shows Yogi's Space Race

Buford and the Galloping Ghost is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on NBC from February 3, 1979 to September 1, 1979 [1] and contained the following segments:

  • The Buford Files
  • The Galloping Ghost

Buford and the Galloping Ghost was originally broadcast as separate segments on Yogi's Space Race from September 9, 1978 to January 27, 1979. Following the cancellation of Yogi's Space Race,[1] both segments were repackaged as one half-hour show on NBC beginning February 3, 1979.[2] The show has been rebroadcast in reruns on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

The Buford Files[edit]

Buford is a lazy, super sleuthing bloodhound with a mournful bark and a sharp nose for solving mysteries who lives deep in Fenokee swampland. He teams with the teenage Boggs kids, Cindy Mae and her older brother Woody, and the trio solves confusing mysteries that baffle Sheriff Muletrain Pettigrew and his overeager, but dimwitted deputy Goofer McGee. Buford's abilities are expanded with ears that revolve like radar dishes, and his nose responds to clues like a Geiger counter.


The Galloping Ghost[edit]

Nugget Nose is a short and feisty ghost prospector who finds adventure riding his invisible horse and is also a guardian to two teenage cowgirls, Wendy and Rita, who work at the Fuddy Dude Ranch owned by grouchy, old Fenwick Fuddy. Nugget is always battling Fuddy and takes delight in harassing him in odd and humorous ways. When the girls are in trouble, Wendy summons Nugget by rubbing on her gold nugget necklace.



# Title Original Air Date
1 "The Swamp Hermit / Phantom of the Horse Opera" September 9, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford go to Jeb Crowley's place only to find him missing. As they pick Jeb's trail, they find also two escaped bank robbers, the Swamp Brothers.
2 "The Vanishing Stallion / Too Many Crooks" September 16, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford watch Nelly's stallion Cheetar race which somehow gets switched in the race. They follow the trail to a couple of crooks who snatched Cheetar for his value's worth.
3 "The Swamp Saucer / Sagebrush Sergeant" September 23, 1978
A UFO has been sighted. Woody, Cindy and Buford get in contact with an Astro-chimp. They then thwart a gang trying to steal a valuable space satellite generator.
4 "The Man With Orange Hair / Bad News Bear" September 30, 1978
At the Fenokee Sports Palace, a clown openly steals a pair of silver jewelled ice skates. Woody, Cindy and Buford do a thorough search exposing the announcer and the light director as the thieves.
5 "The Demon of Ur / Robot Round-Up" October 7, 1978
Goofer fails to safeguard a demon statue of Ur which disappears from a train. Woody, Cindy and Buford's investigation reveals the thieves winched the statue out with a camouflaged crane.
6 "The Missing Bank / Pests in the West" October 14, 1978
Goofer delivers in an armoured car 10 million dollars to the bank, but the bank hasn't received the money. Woody, Cindy and Buford discover that some scenery and disguises were used to intercept the money.
7 "Scare in the Air / Rock Star Nuggie" October 21, 1978
Buford gets caught in a near plane crashing accident. Next comes an amphibious plane out of control and going missing. Sheriff Muletrain arrests the pilot, who had attempted to hijack the amphibious plane.
8 "Buford and the Beauty / Frontier Fortune Teller" October 28, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford go to see a movie being filmed. The leading dog star Duchess gets stolen for ransom. Buford rescues his beloved Duchess while Woody and Cindy expose the dog napper.
9 "Peril in the Park / I Want My Mummy" November 4, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford go to the amusement to work, but the place close to closing down. An investigation reveals that the real estate Shafter is responsible for sabotage in order to get the park sold.
10 "The Magic Whammy / Mr. Sunshine's Eclipse" November 11, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford go to the Great Zambini Magic Show. Multiple mysterious robberies have been committed by the magician Zambino, who specialises in hypnotism.
11 "The Haunting of Swamp Manor / Klondike Kate" November 18, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford venture in the old Grimsley Mansion. Whilst they search the mansion for clues, the ghost of Jedediah Grimsley lingers. The whole scare scene was to cover up a counterfeiting activity.
12 "The Case of the Missing Gator / A Ghost of a Chance" November 25, 1978
Some smugglers in the swamp are aften some stolen diamonds. Also a man has lost his pet alligator Gertrude. Once Gertrude is found, she assists in the arrest of the smugglers.
13 "Don't Monkey with Buford / Elmo the Great" December 2, 1978
Woody, Cindy and Buford are invited to the circus by Duchess. Duchess' diamond collar gets stolen during the parade. The thief is the stilt walker who wore a chimp costume.

Production credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Producer: Art Scott
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano
  • Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
  • Story Editors: Ray Parker, Jim Ryan
  • Story: Herb Armstrong, George Atkins, Jack Bonestell, Doug Booth, Chuck Couch, Gary Greenfield, Len Janson, Mark Jones, Glenn Leopold, Ray Parker, Sam Roeca, Jim Ryan, Susan "Misty" Stewart
  • Story Direction: Tom Barron, Ed Benedict, Ron Campbell, Bob Dranko, Carl Fallberg, Jan Green, Cullen Houghtaling, Michael O'Connor, Don Sheppard, George Singer, Paul Sommer, Howard Swift, Tom Yakutis
  • Recording Director: Art Scott
  • Voices: Roger Behr, Henry Corden, Virginia Gregg, Bob Hastings, Ralph James, Dave Landsberg, Jim MacGeorge, Don Messick, Pat Parris, Hal Peary, Roger Peltz, Ronnie Schell, Marilyn Schreffler, Hal Smith, John Stephenson, Alexis Tramunti, Lennie Weinrib, Frank Welker
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Title Design: Bill Perez
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Character Design: Bob Singer
  • Layout Supervision: John Ahern, Warren Marshall
  • Layout: Lyle Beddes, Garnett Bugby, Todd Curtis, Cory Dangerfield, Owen Fitzgerald, Simon Gittins, Homer Jonas, Boyd Kirkland, Gerrard Pointak, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Doyle Shaw, Roy Smith, Thomas Tholen, Greg Thurber, Grant Wilson
  • Animation: Carlos Alfonso, Juan Pina, Isabel Belio, Amaro Carretero, Alberto Conejo, Julio Diez, Valentin Domenech, Manuel Garcia Galiana, Angel Izquierdo, Roberto Marcano, Ezequiel Martin, Luis Martinez, Pedro Mohedano, Manuel Sanchez Molano, Pepita Pardell, Vicente Rodriguez, Mariano Rueda, Jose Luis Torres
  • Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
  • Backgrounds: Deborah Akers, Bob Gentle, Ann Guenther, James Hickey, Paro Hozumi, Richard Khim, Bill Lorencz, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor, Michael Reinman, Jeff Riche, Craig Robertson, Sera Segal-Alsberg, Peter Van Elk, Gloria Wood
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Cindy Smith
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Ink and Paint Supervisor: Billie Kerns
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
  • Camera: George Epperson, Jerry Smith, Tom Epperson, Chuck Flekal, Ron Jackson, Larry Smith, Terry Smith, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Music Editor: Terry Moore
  • Effects Editor: Mark Green
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • This Picture Made Under the Juridiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
  • © 1979 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.

Other appearances[edit]

Nugget Nose, Wendy, Rita and Buford were featured on Yogi's Space Race as they participated in intergalactic racing competitions with Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw and other characters. While Nugget Nose, Wendy and Rita race together as a trio, Buford's partner is Jabberjaw whose race ship contains a track on which Buford runs to increase speed.


  1. ^ a b Green, Paul (2009). Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns: Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television, and Games. McFarland. p. 47. ISBN 0-786-44390-1. 
  2. ^ Grossman, Gary H. (1988). Saturday Morning TV. Random House Value Publishing. p. 388. ISBN 0-517-64114-3. 

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