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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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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986  
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 Janine Melnitz / ... 70 episodes, 1986-1987
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 Janine Melnitz / ... 59 episodes, 1987-1991
Buster Jones ...
 Winston Zeddemore / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1991
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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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They're here to save the world again! See more »


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13 September 1986 (USA)  »

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(140 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dave Coulier stated in a 2016 interview that, because they would ruin takes by making each other laugh, he was not allowed to sit next to Frank Welker and Maurice LaMarche during recording sessions. 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

Peter: If I ever see another bug again it'll be too soon. Like I said before, the world would be better off without them.
Egon Spengler: That's not true, Peter. The world couldn't survive without insects.
Ray Stantz: That's right. Our whole eco-system depends on them. So give them a break, all right?
Peter: But they're all so ugly!
Winston Zeddemore (I): Look again, Peter!
[a brightly colored butterfly lands on Peter's nose]
Ray Stantz: You know, I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
Slimer: Beautiful!
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Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Weird Al (2016) See more »

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Performed by Tahiti - Tyren Perry & Tonya Townsend
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A Childhood Pleasure!
14 January 2008 | by See 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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