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The Ghost and Molly McGee Review: Hilarious Buddy Comedy

The Ghost and Molly McGee is a hilarious new Disney Channel show that follows a 13 year old girl Molly and her reluctant ghost best friend Scratch!

THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE

THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE – “The Curse / First Day Frights” (Disney)

The Ghost and Molly McGee is a new Disney Channel show that is sure to be a hit with families. All too often shows that kids enjoy are difficult for families to enjoy too, but that is not the case with this one. The unique plot of a young girl moving to a new town and becoming best friends with a ghost instantly, even though he wants absolutely nothing to do with her, makes this a whole lot of fun to watch! Think buddy-comedy for families and that is what The Ghost and Molly McGee is. 

This review of the series is based solely on the first two episodes, each of which include two different stories. 

  • “The Curse” – The McGees move into their forever home to find it’s already occupied by a ghost named Scratch.
  • “First Day Frights” – Thanks to Scratch, Molly struggles to make a good first impression at school.
  • “Howlin’ Harriet” – Molly attends a camping trip to answer the most important questions of her life: Who will be her best friend?
  • “The (Un)natural” – Scratch helps Molly’s softball team feel what it’s like to win.

One of the things that makes this show so fun and unique is the music. Pretty much every episode Molly, or someone, bursts into song to help propel the plot forward. This not only helps to tel the story quickly to keep the pacing up, the music is easy to sing along with — and encourages dancing around the living room.

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THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE – “The Curse / First Day Frights” (Disney)

My daughters are 8 and 10 and they LOVE this series. All of us were hooked from the start because of the humor, the great voice acting, and the interesting stories. A show like this works best because each episode is split into two stories, meaning viewers are really getting 10 to 12 minute shorts. This is more than enough time to get the point across and tell the story they want to tell, but not too long that it is dragged out.

Another great thing about this show is the unexpected lessons about friendship. The Ghost and Molly McGee focuses on a ghost that wants absolutely nothing to do with Molly at first. He just wants to be left alone. He tries everything he can to scare her away, but she sticks by him. That right there is a great lesson about not letting others push you away, and not pushing others away just because you are suffering. There is a lot of kids to learn here, and they won’t even know they are doing it. 

The animation style of this show is a lot of fun, as well. It is bright and colorful, and when Scratch puts on a haunting show there are some really great color touches to it. The voice cast is seasoned, and that is very clear right from the start. Basically this show is a blast and sure to be a hit with families. It is rare something comes along you can all enjoy together, so embrace this new Disney Channel show parents — you will not regret it! 

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THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE – “Howlin’ Harriet / The (Un)natural” (Disney)

About The Ghost and Molly McGee

“The Ghost and Molly McGee” is an animated buddy-comedy that follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to spread misery. When one of Scratch’s curses backfires, he finds himself forever bound to Molly, creating an unlikely friendship that leads to humorous misadventures as they navigate Molly’s new school and town.

  • “The Curse” – The McGees move into their forever home to find it’s already occupied by a ghost named Scratch.
  • “First Day Frights” – Thanks to Scratch, Molly struggles to make a good first impression at school.
  • “Howlin’ Harriet” – Molly attends a camping trip to answer the most important questions of her life: Who will be her best friend?
  • “The (Un)natural” – Scratch helps Molly’s softball team feel what it’s like to win.

Starring are Ashly Burch (Molly McGee), Dana Snyder (Scratch), Jordan Klepper (Pete McGee), Sumalee Montano (Sharon McGee and Grandma Nin) and Michaela Dietz (Darryl McGee). The series is created and executive produced by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”), along with executive producer Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”).

The Ghost and Molly McGee premieres Friday, October 1 at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel!