Two guys and their pet gorilla hunt spooks.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Forrest Tucker ...  Jake Kong 15 episodes, 1975
Larry Storch ...  Eddie Spenser / ... 15 episodes, 1975
Bob Burns ...  Tracy the Gorilla 15 episodes, 1975
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Original Ghostbusters See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ghost in the opening credits was played by Lane Scheimer, son of producer Lou Scheimer. According to Lou in the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Lane was the only person on set taller than Forrest Tucker. Therefore, his father employed Lane as Tucker's stand-in during production of this series. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits of the series, Larry Storch's character is called "Spencer," but the door of the office spells it "Spenser." See more »

Quotes

Jake Kong: What are you, mice or men?
[Tracy is suddenly holding a big piece of cheese]
Jake Kong: Will you cut that out?
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Crazy Credits

"Tracy the Gorilla trained by Bob Burns" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Visions of Vengance 2: Night Terrors (2010) See more »

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Don't be confused by all of the different Ghost Busters Shows
2 February 2006 | by kamesamaSee all my reviews

I just read someone else's comments about this show and apparently they were confused. THIS SHOW WAS NOT A CARTOON, IT WAS A LIVE ACTION SERIES. Filmation released a cartoon based on this show in the 80s. This program was on TV in the 70s.

As a kid, watching this on Saturday morning Television, I thought that it was the greatest show. Seeing episodes (available on a discontinued VHS tape from Continental Video) more recently, I found that the humor really didn't survive my growing up. It can still be fun to watch for its campy horror\comedy and Bob Burns did great as the Gorilla member of the Ghost Busting team! For those not familiar with the series, every week the characters would receive a message sending them on a ghost busting mission. The message would alway self destruct after they listened to it and Tracy the Gorilla would always get caught in the explosion. The characters would usually end up in a haunted house\mansion where they would solve whatever problem was going on in that episode, then find the ghost and send it on to the next plane of existence. Lots of silly jokes and guest stars that were familiar to 70s TV audiences.


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