Goober and the Ghost Chasers Lunchbox

Goober and the Ghost Chasers Lunchbox

Goober chased me right off with his rusty corners and $45 price tag. Still, it’s not an item you find every day. I’ve been taking my lunch to work off and on in retro lunchboxes for a couple of months now. I have enough different ones where I can go two weeks now without repeating a box. I’d like to add a few more, but they have to be licenses I like (and a bit less expensive). Sorry, Goober.

You may be surprised to learn that Goober and the Ghost Chasers was inspired by Scooby Doo. Actually, if you watch the show’s introduction, you won’t be surprised at all. It’s almost a direct rip off of Scoob and the Gang.

Unlike Scooby-Doo, Goober and the Ghostchasers was about a group of teenagers who solved ghostly mysteries with the help of their talking dog. Wait, that’s exactly like Scooby-Doo. The biggest difference was that in Goober and the Ghostchasers, the leader of the gang’s name is Ted instead of Fred. See? I told you it was different.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. No, the biggest difference is the fact that the dog looks like mouldy spinach come to life. Someone should tell those ghost chasers that the swamp thing wants his dog back.

  2. When I was in film school, we were still actually cutting on film. So, when you work with 16mm magnetic audio tracks, you use a tool called “picfill” – which is old scratched up 16mm film that you can fill in the blank audio spots. So, let’s say you have a scene where a guy walks in a room, opens a door and fires a laser gun (great scene, btw) – there are times in between all that foley and sound effects- you would use picfill to edit between the blank spaces.

    Well, sometimes the picfill you would get would be recognizable. One of my film school chums got Dog Day Afternoon – that was pretty cool.

    I once got Goober and Ghost Chasers. I had never in my life seen this show and since this was pre-internet, I had no way of looking it up. It wasn’t until years later I learned of it and I wish I had just kept that one roll of pic fill.

    Aside from the giant green scratch mark they put down the middle (so you wouldn’t think of exhibiting or striking more prints) it was totally watchable! Instead, it’s spliced somewhere on the audio tracks of one of my student films.

  3. That lunchbox has Inch High Private Eye on the other side, right?

  4. Patrick, that’s a great story! I love memories like that!

    And plcary, it sure did! I have a picture of the other side as well somewhere around here.

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