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

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The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

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 Dr. Raymond Stantz / ... (140 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Dr. Egon Spengler / ... (140 episodes, 1986-1991)
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 Winston Zeddemore / ... (91 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Dr. Peter Venkman / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Janine Melnitz / ... (78 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Dr. Peter Venkman / ... (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Janine Melnitz / ... (62 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 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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In the early promo artwork for the series, the Peter Venkman character was drawn to look more like Bill Murray and Egon Spengler was drawn to look more like Harold Ramis. But the animators changed the look of Peter, and changed Egon's hair color from brown to blonde, in order to avoid lawsuits for using the actors' likenesses without permission. As for Ray Stanz and Winston Zeddemore, their characters were never drawn to resemble Dan Aykroyd or Ernie Hudson, respectively. See more »

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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 »

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[Peter and Egon are going to search for a troll in the Holland Tunnel]
Ray Stantz: [shouting] Remember there could be giant ants, like in Santa Clara, in 1950!
[Egon backs the car up and Peter rolls down the window]
Peter Venkman: Not funny.
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A Childhood Pleasure!
14 January 2008 | by (United States) – 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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