Saturday Morning Cartoon: Ghost Writer
This Saturday Morning’s spotlight technically doesn’t fall under the “cartoon” category, but Ghost Writer himself does (Or DOES he? SPOOKY.)
Ghost Writer was a favorite of Maddy’s growing up. The show revolved around a diverse cast of kids who lived in Brooklyn solving neighborhood crimes and other mysteries with the help of a ghost, who looked more like a floating dot. The ghost could communicate with the kids by morphing text and letters on books, computers and other things to form new sentences. (Actually a pretty unique and cool power)
The show was designed to teach reading and writing skills to elementary and middle school kids.
Ryan was also a fan of the show, but apparently erased all memory of it after he saw the Gooey Gus episode — A famous episode where a terrifying purple doll was hunting down the cast of Ghost Writer, and encasing them in purple cocoons. The doll would grow bigger and bigger in heat until he was the size of a man, hunting the kids down. This was the series of finale, which had an Inception type of ending in which it left the viewer thinking “Was any of that real?”
In going back and watching episodes as adults, the show still holds up. It’s really smart and ahead of it’s time. It also makes us miss the 90’s like whoa.