The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
"The Real Ghost Busters" (original title)

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Complete series cast summary:
 Dr. Raymond Stantz / ... (140 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Dr. Egon Spengler / ... (140 episodes, 1986-1991)
 Winston Zeddemore / ... (91 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lorenzo Music ...
 Dr. Peter Venkman / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Janine Melnitz / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Dr. Peter Venkman / ... (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
 Janine Melnitz / ... (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
Buster Jones ...
 Winston Zeddemore / ... (49 episodes, 1988-1991)


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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Maurice LaMarche was unable to come up with the right voice for Egon from his usual repertory of voices, so he decided to simply do an impersonation of Harold Ramis. This led Bill Murray to comment that "Harold's guy sounds like him, I sound like Garfield." See more »


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 »


Egon Spengler: You know, we're all descendants from fish. It would be no trouble at all to flip back in time, find the fish you descended from, and stuff it into a Cuisinart.
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not quite the movie, but passable
16 June 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I was three and four, I used to watch "The Real Ghost Busters" on TV, so I was surprised when I learned that the "Ghostbusters" movie was live-action!* As for the show itself, it's OK, although now I wish that they could have had Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver's character from the movies) as a character. It seems that Egon was always getting turned into something creepy - a monster chicken, a warlock, etc. I still wonder why the Slimer was on the Ghostbusters' side on the show. Maybe my favorite episode was the one where they got transferred into a ghost version of New York, although that one where they got stranded on the haunted island was also neat.

All in all, not great, but a pretty cool part of TV history. So just who are ya gonna call?

*The first time that I watched the movie (when I was seven), it scared the hell out of me. I was a little thrown off when I saw that it wasn't a cartoon, and by the fact that it was black and white. The lion statue threw me off further, and after the woman saw the ghost in the basement, I could only interpret the movie as horror. When it was over, I never wanted to watch it again. I watched it again when I was nine and thought that it was one of the funniest things that I'd ever seen. As for the black and white part, it came out black and white on the tape when my parents taped it; their only explanation is that the tape was haunted (in which case, that was the perfect movie to record onto it).

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