Episode 59 – Mr. Boogedy
We launch the month of October with a month of Halloween episodes beginning with Disney’s Mr. Boogedy! What started as a one off made for TV movie, this is both a relative unknown, and a cult classic. Both of us have fond memories of this Movie, one of us has even been been fighting for for us to cover it for almost a year…but neither of us have seen it in decades. After all this time, does it hold up to the test of time? Listen along find out!
A novelty-salesman moves his family into a new house. Initially dismissing incidents as more of their father’s practical jokes, the family soon learns that the house is haunted by people who lived in the house 300 years previously.
Mr. Boogedy is a 1986 made-for-television family film, and failed pilot directed by Oz Scott and written by Michael Janover, which originally aired as an episode of “The Disney Sunday Movie.” It tells the story of a gag gift salesman and his family moving into a new house in New England which they soon find to be haunted by ghosts from the colonial period.
Michael Janover, Steve North, Walt Disney Television, Oz Scott, Dinotopia, Jerry Lewis, Billy Zane, John Addison, Richard Masur, SAG, It, Mimi Kennedy, Dharma & Greg, Benjamin Gregory, ALF, David Faustino, Married…With Children, Gummi Bears, The Legend of Korra, Kristy Swanson, The Phantom, Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Howard Witt, Death of a Salesman, John Astin, The Addams Family, Gomez Addams, Katherine Kelly Lang, The Disney Sunday Movie,
Wikipedia: Mr. Boogedy Wikipedia
Entire film in its original airing complete with Eisner intro and commercials: Mr. Boogedy-Full
Rotten Tomatoes: Mr. Boogedy Rotten Tomatoes
Interview article: Mr. Boogedy creator interview
Blog post from Daily Dead: Daily Dead blog post Mr. Boogedy