Two guys and their pet gorilla hunt spooks.

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 Jake Kong (15 episodes, 1975)
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 Eddie Spenser / ... (15 episodes, 1975)
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 Tracy the Gorilla (15 episodes, 1975)
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A live-action children's show, the Ghost Busters travel around the globe looking for ghosts. They dispel the ghosts with a weird camera-looking gadget. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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6 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The ghost in the opening credits was played by Lane Scheimer, son of producer Lou Scheimer. According to Lou in the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Lane was the only person on set taller than Forrest Tucker. Therefore, his father employed Lane as Tucker's stand-in during production of this series. See more »

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In the opening credits of the series, Larry Storch's character is called "Spencer," but the door of the office spells it "Spenser." See more »

Quotes

Jake Kong: [to Spenser] Gimme a pick.
Eddie Spenser: [to Tracy] Give him a pick.
[Tracy hands Spenser a pick axe, who hands it to Kong]
Jake Kong: [to Spenser] A lock pick, you clown!
Eddie Spenser: [to Tracy] A lock pick, you clown!
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"Tracy the Gorilla trained by Bob Burns" See more »

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Referenced in Jay Leno's Garage: Crime Fighters (2016) See more »

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8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 1975 show of Ghostbusters ("The Original Ghostbusters") was an entertaining diversion for young children. Silly, in the campy style of the live-action Batman and other shows of the time, but the interaction between the old F-Troop chums did an admirable job of making up for the (serious, real serious) lack of plot. And this was enough, as it was a show aimed at little kids.

The briefly-run live-action show was left on the shelf for about a decade until the movies starring Ackroyd & Murray became popular enough to spin off a cartoon series. After two or three seasons of THAT series, the original show was dusted off and reborn into its own cartoon, featuring the sons of both Storch & Tucker -- along with the ape & a female character. "The Original Ghostbusters" cartoon also ran but briefly (believe it was put out by a group calling itself "KBN"); still, it ran long enough to apparently spur its competitor to change titles from "Ghostbusters" to "The Real Ghostbusters".


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