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Buford and the Galloping Ghost
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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 run February 3, 1979 (1979-02-03) – September 1, 1979 (1979-09-01)
Related shows Yogi's Space Race

Buford and the Galloping Ghost is an American Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which aired on NBC from February 3, 1979 to September 1, 1979 on NBC.[1] It contained the following two 15-minute segments:

  • The Buford Files
  • The Galloping Ghost

The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost originally aired as separate segments on Yogi's Space Race from September 9, 1978 to January 27, 1979 on NBC. Following the cancellation of Yogi's Space Race,[1] both segments were repackaged as one half-hour show.[2]

The Buford Files

Buford is a smart but sleepy bloodhound who lives deep in the murky swamp county of Fenokee. He teams up with two teenagers, 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; he also howls his heart out when the moon comes out and has a running feud with a brown raccoon.


The Galloping Ghost

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 whose owner is grouchy old Fenwick Fuddy. Nugget is always battling Fuddy and takes delight in harassing him in odd and humorous ways. Whenever the girls are in trouble, Wendy summons Nugget Nose by rubbing on her special nugget necklace.



# Title Air Date
1 The Swamp Hermit / Phantom of the Horse Opera February 3, 1979
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 February 10, 1979
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 February 17, 1979
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 / The Bad News Bear February 24, 1979
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 March 3, 1979
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 March 10, 1979
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 March 17, 1979
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 March 24, 1979
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 March 31, 1979
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 April 7, 1979
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 April 14, 1979
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 April 21, 1979
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 April 28, 1979
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. 

Other Appearances


Buford and the Galloping Ghost has been rebroadcast in reruns on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.


  1. 1.0 1.1 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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