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The Real Ghostbusters 

The Real Ghost Busters (original title)
The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.
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Episodes feature the Ghostbusters as well as their secretary Janine. But the main star of this show is their pet ghost Slimer, who's joined by some new friends and some new enemies.

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Complete series cast summary:
Frank Welker ...  Dr. Raymond Stantz / ... 140 episodes, 1986-1991
Maurice LaMarche ...  Dr. Egon Spengler / ... 140 episodes, 1986-1991
Arsenio Hall ...  Winston Zeddemore / ... 91 episodes, 1986-1987
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ...  Dr. Peter Venkman / ... 78 episodes, 1986-1987
Laura Summer ...  Janine Melnitz / ... 70 episodes, 1986-1987
Dave Coulier ...  Dr. Peter Venkman / ... 62 episodes, 1987-1991
Kath Soucie ...  Janine Melnitz / ... 59 episodes, 1987-1991
Buster Jones Buster Jones ...  Winston Zeddemore / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1991
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Storyline

Animated cartoon series that followed the hit movie. Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Egon Spengler, and Ray Stantz are still hunting ghosts, but now with the friendly assistance of Slimer, who is no longer out to slime the good guys. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Real Ghostbusters DVD | Time Life

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Real Ghostbusters See more »

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Runtime:

(140 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The popularity of the "Green Ghost" character from the first Ghostbusters film (and the memorable scene in which he slimes Bill Murray) was such that the producers of the cartoon series decided to include him in the cast and gave him the name, "Slimer". In turn, the popularity of Slimer was such that he was included in the film sequel, as well as the 2016 reboot. See more »

Goofs

In "Slimer Streak" (#5.21), Peter says he know nothing about trains, contrary to "Last Train to Oblivion" (#2.52) which centered on Peter's obsession with trains. See more »

Quotes

Egon Spengler: Sometimes I think the universe just waits for me to get cocky.
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Alternate Versions

When the episode "Knock, Knock" was aired on Fox Family (now Freeform), the original song that was played when the Ghostbusters were on the train was changed from "The Bogeyman" to a remix of the theme song. See more »


Soundtracks

Party On His Mind
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A Childhood Pleasure!
14 January 2008 | by departed07See all my reviews

The Real Ghostbusters is the animated spin off to 1984's kick-ass classic movie "Ghostbusters" which deals with four ghost eliminators (Peter, Egon, Winston and Ray) catching all sorts of poltergeists and saving New York from destruction while at the same time not losing it's nerve to be a comedy. What's different about The Real Ghostbusters after the first movie's release was how they make the character of Janine Melnitz more developed and making her not afraid while adding the character of Slimer as the group's mascot. The highlights of the show were things that people of today wouldn't handle from spooky music; bringing in mythical creatures, classic fairy tales and spirits in the cartoons such as The Bogeyman, The Sandman, even a revised version of The Headless Horseman on a motorcycle was awesome. Even though the series doesn't come on cable anymore, The Real Ghostbusters was a real guilty pleasure in my childhood where every Saturday morning i would wake up to see the cartoons along with having my action figures to recreate the scenes.

That's a memory.


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