The Ghost Busters (1975)

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Two guys and their pet gorilla hunt spooks.

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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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Clever messages can be read on two of the large tombstones featured in each episode's cemetery scenes: (1) "In Memory of Lucy Moonlite, 1817-1847, She lit up our nights." (2) "Here lies K.S. Walker, 1781-1972, Praise the Lord we buried him at last." The latter tombstone appears to be an in-joke on series art director Keaton S. Walker. See more »

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[theme song]
Jake KongEddie Spenser: We're the Ghostbusters!
Eddie Spenser: I'm Spencer/He's Tracy.
Jake Kong: I'm Kong.
Jake KongEddie Spenser: We're the Ghostbusters/We're clever, courageous and strong!
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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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