Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

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A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.

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 Eddie Spenser Jr. (65 episodes, 1986)
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 Jake Kong Jr. (65 episodes, 1986)
Lou Scheimer ...
 Tracy the Gorilla / ... (65 episodes, 1986)
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Eddie, Jake and their pet gorilla Tracy track down and eliminate ghosts with the help of a few supernatural sidekicks. This is an animated remake of the live-action series, "The Ghost Busters" (1975), and is in no way related to the more well-known film "Ghostbusters" (1984). Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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According to Lou Scheimer, he received a call from a horrified viewer who assumed Tracy the Ape was a substitute for Ghostbusters (1984)'s Winston Zeddemore. See more »

Quotes

Ansabone: You've reached the Ghostbusters and you're in luck... they're not here!
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In the opening credits, Prime Evil chases the Ghostbusters, then the Ghostbusters pull out their equipment and chase Prime Evil, and finally the Ghostbusters are chased by the series title and the GB logo. See more »

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Follows The Ghost Busters (1975) See more »

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Believe it or not... these guys were first!
26 February 2001 | by (Tustin, California) – See all my reviews

It's a little known fact but the characters depicted in this series were around long before the movie version was. Back in 1975 there was a short lived TV series called "The Ghost Busters" that featured ghosts being hunted by a trio armed with strange equipment. After the success of the successful film (the title of which had to be paid for by the producers to Filmation who owned the name) they brought the characters back in this series.

That's not to say that this show is BETTER than the theatrical Ghost Busters, but it is interesting to note that this isn't the rip off... the theatrical Ghost Busters was the rip off (even if it was a vastly superior rip off!


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