The Mystery of the Tea Party Ghost

The Mystery of the Tea Party Ghost
The Mystery of the Tea Party Ghost

Click the cartoon above for an extra bonus panel!

Just to be extra-careful, I should probably slap a disclaimer right here in addition to the one on the artwork: I don’t work for Hanna-Barbera or Warner Brothers, they own the Scooby-Doo characters, and I’m just borrowing them for satirical purposes. In other words, neither Hanna-Barbera nor Warner Brothers has anything to do with the commentary here, and the views and opinions expressed by my cartoon do not, as far as I know, represent those of either company.

That being said, if anybody reading this is from Hanna-Barbera or Warner Brothers, and would like to offer me a job on the basis of my ability to draw your characters, please email me here, ’cause I could really use the work right now.

I spent last weekend job-hunting at the Emerald City Comic Con, and developed the idea for this cartoon on the bus ride to Seattle. To begin with, I was thinking about doing something with a pun off “Old Yeller,” but this got me thinking about other dogs from popular culture. I remembered how there was a series of Scooby-Doo cartoons where the Mysteries, Inc. gang were always running into various D-list or dead celebrities, especially the Harlem Globe Trotters, so I thought it would be funny if they met the President and helped him solve some mystery in a similar manner.

I don’t normally point this out, but since I’ve hinted above at the desperate state of my bank account, now might be a good time for me beg visitors to this site for donations. There’s always been a link near the top of the page for this, but you could also do it by clicking here. Thank you in advance to anybody who does!

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17 Responses to “The Mystery of the Tea Party Ghost”

I am absolutely delighted by this comic. Utterly tickled.


This has quickly shot up the list of favorite cartoons I’ve ever seen from you. Definitely one of your best.

By » RandomEngy (March 20th, 2010 at 9:51 am)

This is another example of why you’re my favorite political cartoonist. Keep them coming!

Donated. Excellent cartoon.

By » Iron Patriot (March 21st, 2010 at 10:54 am)

I can’t wait for “Scooby Doo and the Long Form Birth Certificate”.

Really… considering the Tea Party movement was started by Ron Paul and his supporters, It has only recently been Hijacked by Glen Beck and the rest of FAUX’s cronies…

That is seriously awesome.

[…] Given that the United States’ health care reform bill has passed, I thought it would be a good time to share this great “Scooby-Doo” parody created by Terrence Nowicki: […]

Once again, brilliant. A quick nitpick about the website: you need a search feature!! When trying to show old favorites (I was looking for Play It Again, Sam) to friends, there’s no search feature on the website at all. Tagging entries is all well and good, but where do I go to search those tags?

What Alex said–search would be awesome.

And another thing; what’s with the robo-blog-link-thing comments?

That’s a good question, but Ned can probably answer it.

I usually delete the ones that are linked from my own posts, but leave the ones that point at other people’s blogs.

By » Sinjin Smythe (March 27th, 2010 at 9:12 am)

You all realize of course that middle class folks insurance premiums are being recalculated now and you will all be paying a lot more right?

I mean blame Rupert Murdoch for whatever you want, big-Pharma got exactly what they wanted out of the President.

As the line between being middle class and poverty erodes maybe you can be happy just knowing that everyone has healthcare, even if you aren’t able to cover your out of pocket expenses.

It isn’t really constructive rationing of healthcare is it???? Medicare cuts, health industry taxation – The cost burden is being shifted to the middle class.

Ladies you don’t need mammograms until 50 right? Maybe 60? Heck if you can’t cover the ouf of pocket maybe you don’t really need one at all?

This cartoon isn’t about healthcare reform, Sinjin. It’s about the Tea “Party.”

I miss political cartoons like this – it is lighthearted yet heartfelt.

Thanks much to the author!

Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

By » CasualBrowser (June 11th, 2011 at 5:03 pm)


I’ve taken to writing my comments to web sites on documents (WORD), copying and pasting them to the comment field. That way, if it doesn’t post, I haven’t lost the text or thought.

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