The Buford Files: Buford is a sleepy bloodhound who solves mysteries in Fenokee County with two teenagers, Cindy Mae and Woody.
The Galloping Ghost: Nugget Nose is a ghost miner who is a guardian to Wendy and Rita, who work at the Fuddy Dude Ranch.
When Galaxy Goof-Ups was given its own half-hour timeslot on November 4, 1978, Yogi's Space Race was reduced to 60 minutes. In early 1979, the Space Race segment was also spun off in its own half-hour series from February 3 to March 3, 1979. The series was later aired in reruns on USA Cartoon Express, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.
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The show featured Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw and several new characters as competitors in an outer space reworking of Wacky Races. Cameo guests included Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Quick Draw McGraw, Grape Ape, Godzilla and Jana of the Jungle; the supporting segments were Galaxy Goof-Ups, The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost. The latter two were repackaged the following year as Buford and the Galloping Ghost. When Galaxy Goof-Ups was given its own half-hour timeslot on November 4, 1978, Yogi's Space Race was reduced to 60 minutes. On February 3, 1979, the Space Race segment and Buford and the Galloping Ghost were also spun off in their own half-hour series.
Yogi Bear (voiced by Daws Butler) and Scare Bear (voiced by Joe Besser): While Yogi remains unchanged save for the change in setting, his friend Boo Boo does not appear and was unable to participate in the race. Instead, his companion and partner is Scare Bear, a small fuzzy bear who is afraid of almost everything. Yogi and Scare are a racing team on "Space Race" and members of the "Galaxy Goof-Ups".
Huckleberry Hound (voiced by Daws Butler) and Quack-Up (voiced by Mel Blanc): Quack-Up is a duck who is the crazy and clumsy pilot of the team while Huck just rests at the top of their ship. They are also members of the "Galaxy Goof-Ups".
Jabberjaw and Buford (voiced by Frank Welker): Jabberjaw is still on his search for respect from his original series. His partner is Buford, from The Buford Files, where he's the lazy pet dog of two kids, Cindy Mae and Woody who solve mysteries in Fenokee County. Their race ship contains a track on which Buford runs to increase speed, which is seldom used since it is hard to keep him awake. Jabberjaw was once seen running on it during the episode "The Saturn 500".
Nugget Nose (voiced by Frank Welker), Wendy (voiced by Marilyn Schreffler) and Rita (voiced by Pat Parris): The only racing team in the race that's a trio. They all are characters from The Galloping Ghost where Wendy and Rita work at the Fuddy Dude Ranch and Nugget Nose is a gold-obsessed ghost who's jealous about the girls. His nose looks like a nugget (hence the name).
Captain Good/Phantom Phink and Clean Kat/Sinister Sludge (both voiced by Frank Welker): To the eyes of the other characters, Captain Good is the personification of good sportsmanship and fights for everything right. To the viewers, he's actually Phantom Phink, a space racer who uses all possible sorts of cheating like Dick Dastardly, except that he actually wins some races, crossing the finish line either as Captain Good or as Phantom Phink. The duo can transform themselves, and their car, at the touch of a button. Captain Good looks like a handsome white-clad and blond-tressed muscleman while Phink is a skinny costumed creep with a big nose and bristly black beard. Although Good/Phink never tricks people into believing they are seeing both of them at the same time and Phink never shows up for the start of any race, nobody suspects they're one and the same, not even the narrator. Good/Phink usually tries to get help from people who live in the planets where the races take place, no matter which identity he must use. Clean Kat/Sinister Sludge is Captain Good's/Phantom Phink's pet cat/dog. Clean Kat is a white and snobbish cat while Sinister Sludge is a sleazy brown dog who's usually told by Phink to shut up. Whenever Good/Phink morphs, Kat/Sludge morphs together (although he is capable of doing it separated from his master, such as in the Saturn 500, when Phink says dogs aren't allowed on Mars and he morphs, causing Phink to says cats aren't either and in the Mizar Marathon when Good said that cats aren't allowed in a castle, to which he morphs and Good says that goes for dogs too).
The Narrator (voiced by Gary Owens): This unseen character is the narrator of the Space Race and presenter of the Space Race Biography. He sometimes talks to the characters of the series.
El Fabuloso: The Space Race's official computer which often speaks in Spanish. It analyzes the races to catch any cheat practiced and often disqualifies Phantom Phink for cheating. Phink usually utilizes his alter-ego to proceed on the race because of that. In Franzia, after Good/Phink tricks the local version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to stop the other racers, El Fabuloso finally discovers they're one and the same, but no one believes it and the narrator assumes El Fabuloso has a malfunction. To keep his secret identity, Phink has to convert into Captain Good to save the Space Racers.
The series often introduces the biography of some Space Racers or their ancestors. Phantom Phink was once described as a "descendant" of Dr. Jekyll, who was described looking like Captain Good while Mr. Hyde looks like Phink, giving us an idea of Good's/Phink's original look that contradicts the idea believed by many fans that Clean Kat/Sinister Sludge is originally a dog since this is his shape as Phantom Phink's pet and Sludge is the one to have a biography.
Thirteen episodes were broadcast in 1978. The winners of each race got a prize which ended up unfortunate, such as having to do the dishes after their meal at the Ritz.
Story: Herb Armstrong, George Atkins, Haskell Barkin, Jack Bonestell, Doug Booth, Chuck Couch, Mark Fink, Gary Greenfield, George Greer, Andy Heyward, Len Janson, Mark Jones, Glenn Leopold, Ray Parker, Sam Roeca, Jim Ryan, Susan "Misty" Stewart
Story Direction: Tom Barron, Ed Benedict, John Bruno, Ron Campbell, Bob Dranko, Carl Fallberg, Jan Green, Cullen Houghtaling, Michael O'Connor, Don Sheppard, George Singer, Paul Sommer, Howard Swift, John Walker, Tom Yakutis
Layout Supervision: John Ahern, Bill Hutten, Tony Love, Warren Marshall
Layout: Dale Barnhart, Lyle Beddes, Garnett Bugby, Barry Bunce, Fred Crippin, Todd Curtis, Cory Dangerfield, Owen Fitzgerald, Bob Foster, Rene Garcia, George Goode, Simon Gittins, Dave Hanan, Jack Huber, Homer Jonas, Boyd Kirkland, Sylvia Mattinson, Floyd Norman, Gerrard Pointak, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Doyle Shaw, Roy Smith, Thomas Tholen, Greg Thurber, Grant Wilson
Song Sequences:Director: Ken Mundie
Animator: Marija M. Dail
Animation Supervision: Bill Keil, Jay Sarbry, Mark Glamack
Animation: Carlos Alfonso, Bob Alvarez, Cosmo Anzilotti, Isabel Belio, David Brain, Bob Carr, Amaro Carretero, Alberto Conejo, Daniel De La Vega, Ed De Mattia, Julio Diez, Valentin Domenech, Judy Drake, Thomas Farish, Manuel Garcia Galiana, Charlette Grable, Angel Izquierdo, Walt Kubiak, Ed Love, Tony Love, Roberto Marcano, Matias Marcos, Ezequiel Martin, Luis Martinez, Lee Mishkin, Pedro Mohedano, Manuel Sanchez Molano, Pepita Pardell, Juan Pina, Vicente Rodriguez, Mariano Rueda, Jim Simmon, Leo Sullivan, Jose Luis Torres, Richard Trueblood, Norton Virgien, Allen Wilzbach
Background Supervision: Al Gmuer
Background: Deborah Akers, Dario Campanile, Dennis Durrell, Bob Gentle, Ann Guenther, Marsha Hanes, James Hickey, Paro Hozumi, Richard Khim, Bill Lorencz, Fernando Montealegre, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor, Michael Reinman, Jeff Riche, Craig Robertson, Sera Segal-Alsberg, Gary Selvaggio, Stephen Thompson, Peter Van Elk, Dennis Venizelos, Gloria Wood
Checking and Scene Planning: Cindy Smith, Rollie Greenwood, Evelyn Sherwoood
Xerography: Star Wirth, Yolanda Vallas
Ink and Paint Supervision: Billie Kerns, Sharon Bryant
Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
Technical Supervision: Frank Paiker
Camera: Robert Cohen, John Cunningham, George Epperson, Tom Epperson, Chuck Flekal, Raul Garcia, Curt Hall, Ron Jackson, Danny Larsen, Joe Ponticello, Jerry Smith, Larry Smith, Terry Smith, Norman Stainsback, Rick Taylor, Roy Wade, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
Music Editors: Sam Horta, Warner Leighton, Terry Moore, Robert Talboy
Effects Editors: Mark Green, Scott Hecker, Denise Horta, Terry Moore, Robert R. Rutledge, Kerry Williams
Show Editor: Gil Iverson
Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
Production Supervision: Peter Aries
Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
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