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
The 13 part first season and the second, 65 episode season were commissioned at the same time. The first to air during ABC's traditional Saturday morning network slot and the second to be broadcast in syndication from Monday through Friday on local television stations. This meant that a total of 78 stories were needed right from the start. The writers soon learned that the shows written for syndication got much less executive interference than those that had to pass ABC's Broadcast Standards & Practices. Whereas the syndicated shows would usually be approved immediately, the network shows received a lot of feedback and alteration requests. See more »
Though the series takes place in 1980s New York City, the traffic lights in some episodes only have red and green light - no amber See more »
[Peter and Egon are going to search for a troll in the Holland Tunnel]
Remember there could be giant ants, like in Santa Clara, in 1950!
[Egon backs the car up and Peter rolls down the window]
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I grew up watching the Real Ghostbusters, and I gotta tell ya, it blew my mind. The voice acting was great, the stories were very original and the effects were incredible. What made the stories great was that the writers didn't insult the intelligence of the audience and presented it like the movie did when dealing with scientific problems. But what interested me were the episodes written by Michael Reaves, the man responsible for the two Bogeyman episodes. What I still don't know is what gave him the idea to not only reveal the reason why Egon wanted to be a Ghostbuster and why he didn't make the Bogeyman a ghost. Pure genius. Too bad he didn't write a Bogeyman episode for the Extreme Ghostbusters, but I guess that's my job. Well, till next time.
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