List of The Real Ghostbusters episodes

The animated television series The Real Ghostbusters premiered on ABC on September 13, 1986. It continued airing weekly until the series conclusion on October 5, 1991.[1] After the first season aired, the series entered syndication, during which new episodes aired each weekday. 65 episodes aired in syndication simultaneously with the official second season in 1987. At the start of the third season in 1988, the show was renamed to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters and expanded to an hour-long time slot, during which the regular 30-minute episode aired along with a half-hour Slimer! sub-series which included two to three short animated segments focused on the character Slimer and returned to ABC. At the end of its seven-season run, 173 episodes had aired, including the syndicated episodes and 13 episodes of Slimer!, with multiple episodes airing out of production order.[1]

The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection DVD box set, released in North America by Time-Life on November 15, 2008.

Sony Pictures Entertainment released several DVD volumes of the show in North America in 2006. They include random episodes and no extras. Time-Life released the complete series in a single 25-disc box-set collection on November 25, 2008.[2][3] The discs were packed in five plastic or steelbook volumes, housed in a box modeled on the Ghostbusters' firehouse, a design chosen in a fan vote.[4] Beginning the next year, the separate volumes were released on their own, first in the United States. Sony only released a 2-disc set featuring all 13 episodes from Season 1 in Australia and the UK.

Sony later released most of the series on individual disc volumes in 2016 (the first 5 volumes were also made available in a boxed bundle). In October 2017, the entire collection of all 10 volumes was released in a 10-disc box set. It was not complete as 29 episodes, or approximately 20% of the series, was omitted. No extras were included, and several episodes were modified in that their opening title cards were removed. Some of this box set's missing episodes from earlier seasons are found on Sony's 2006 (out-of-print) DVD releases.

Every episode of the series (including Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters) was released in 2018 through both a 21-disc DVD and 3-disc Blu-ray (non upscaled transfers) by German distributor Turbine, including both English and German audio tracks.

With the exception of the syndicated episodes, all the others are arranged in airing order. The events of episodes would later be adapted as comic books and video games.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
113September 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)December 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)ABC
265September 14, 1987 (1987-09-14)December 11, 1987 (1987-12-11)Syndication
313September 12, 1987 (1987-09-12)December 12, 1987 (1987-12-12)ABC
48September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)December 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
Slimer!13September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)December 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
521September 9, 1989 (1989-09-09)December 23, 1989 (1989-12-23)
616September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)November 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)
74September 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)
CrossoverApril 21, 1990 (1990-04-21)ABC
USA Network



The Real Ghostbusters


Season 1 (1986; ABC Season 1)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
11"Ghosts R Us"Richard RaynisLen Janson
Chuck Menville
September 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)75002

It's business as usual when the Ghostbusters entrap a family of Class Fives - an irritable dad, a doting mom and a dumb baby. When Slimer tries to sneak some food without permission, he accidentally ensures that the Class Fives' stay won't even last through the night. The newly-freed family are now out for one thing - revenge. Soon enough, Ghosts 'R Us hits the scene and their "successes" make the guys look second-rate at every turn. The Ghostbusters may soon be out of business, but when the ghost family attempts to finish the job, they unleash a force that endangers all of New York City.

Note: The title card and start-of-Act 2 bumper were silent, and only had Arsenio Hall's voice-over in this episode. Afterwards, the former began using a 7-note jingle, trimmed from one of the music cues, and the latter had a 9-note jingle. These would also be used during the second (ABC) season.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
22"Killerwatt"Richard RaynisLen Janson
Chuck Menville
September 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)75001

An electric ghost named Killerwatt (James Avery) has taken over the power plant, leaving New York City powerless.

Note: This was the first episode to be produced, after the 4-minute pilot was successfully sold to ABC and local stations.[5]
33"Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood"Richard RaynisLen Janson
Chuck Menville
September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)75004

After a week-long lull, the Ghostbusters get a case - and to a haunted house, no less. Ray takes the house's occupants - Mrs. Rogers and her pet bird - back to the firehouse for their own safety, while the others inspect the area. A variety of increasingly bizarre happenings do occur and Egon attributes it all to Watt, a powerful demon, disguised as a kindly old lady who traps the Ghostbusters in a haunted house while it infiltrates the firehouse and attempts to break open the containment unit. The situation proves worse than they would've imagined, however, as Watt has a bigger plan than a mere haunting. He possesses Peter in order to break open the containment unit.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
44"Slimer, Come Home"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)75006

After being yelled at by Peter, Slimer runs away and gets mixed up with some very mean poltergeists. The ghosts' leader then tries to absorb Slimer and hundreds of other ghosts into himself, making him invincible.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
55"Troll Bridge"Richard RaynisBruce Reid SchaefferOctober 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)75007

A young troll leaves his tribe, goes exploring and ends up in New York. While he has a good time, his tribe takes over the bridge and threatens to destroy the city if he isn't returned by sundown, using a group of flying, fire-breathing birds. The Ghostbusters have a hard time catching the troll, but when they do, they can't stand to separate the party animal from the city. Instead, they convince the other trolls he was turned into a statue when their proton stream hit him. While the other trolls leave, the Ghostbusters send the young troll to a friend out of town.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
66"The Boogieman Cometh"Richard RaynisMichael ReavesOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)75008

Meghan and Kenny Carter (Susan Blu) are being scared by the Boogieman and go to the Ghostbusters for help. The children's parents aren't happy when the Ghostbusters barge into their homes in the middle of the night and ask them to leave. To make things even better, Egon knows the Boogieman from childhood, and convinces the guys to go after him. But in order to stop him, they'll have to find another way to get to the Boogieman, which leads them to a showdown in his realm.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
77"Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiOctober 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)75009

All over New York, people are falling asleep and their dreams are becoming reality. A rogue Sandman has plans to put everyone to sleep in order to bring peace to the world, despite the fact that they will be asleep for 500 years. Egon realizes how to beat him, but falls sleep before he can say it. One by one, Ray, Peter and Egon are put to sleep, until only Winston is left. Knowing that he can't stop the Sandman alone, Winston tries to figure out what Egon had realized, but couldn't say. It is only with the help of Albert Einstein (from Egon's dream) that Winston is able to figure out what to do. He returns to the firehouse, where he tells Janine his plan. Janine falls under the Sandman's spell and falls asleep as Winston is cornered by the Sandman. In Janine's dream, she transforms herself into a Ghostbuster as she hits the Sandman from behind and, with the help of Slimer, traps him.

Note: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This version first aired in 1988.
88"When Halloween Was Forever"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)75010
Samhain (William E. Martin), the spirit of Halloween, is released from his centuries-old prison and seeks to make Halloween last forever by stopping time, forcing Ghostbusters to prevent eternal Halloween.
99"Look Homeward, Ray"Richard RaynisMarc Scott ZicreeNovember 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)75003
For once, Ray is asked to be in a parade in his hometown, but his homecoming is far from pleasant when a jealous rival tries to make him look bad by casting ghostly spells. However, the spells ultimately backfire, releasing a gigantic flying, fire-breathing puma upon his hometown, and only the Real Ghostbusters can stop it.
1010"Take Two"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)75011
A Hollywood studio prepares to makes a blockbuster film about the Ghostbusters. The advisors to the project are the guys themselves, and Slimer joins them on their flight to Hollywood. Tinsel Town may not be ready for the resulting antics, but bigger problems await. The studio turns out to be the home to a ghost that demands total peace and quiet, and it has just woken up. Even worse, workers mistake the proton packs for props and place them in storage without the Ghostbusters' knowledge. When the ghost possesses a giant robot prop and begins an attack, the guys find themselves completely defenseless.
1111"Citizen Ghost"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)75012
Peter tells reporter Cynthia Crawford (Julie Bennett) the story of what happened to the Ghostbusters after they defeated Gozer. While rebuilding their headquarters and Ecto-Containment Unit, the group is forced to deal with a certain green ghost from the Sedgwick Hotel (which Ray named Slimer). But having the green ghost constantly hanging around them is nothing compared to the trouble they have when a group of evil ghostly doubles decide to take their place by getting rid of the original Ghostbusters.
1212"Janine's Genie"Richard RaynisLen Janson
Chuck Menville
December 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)75005
Janine accompanies the Ghostbusters on a job and accepts an old lamp as part of the payment. A genie (Charlie Adler) happens to be inside the lamp and he grants her wishes (the first making her the boss and the second making Egon love her). However, the genie is also opening a gateway to let many ghosts enter the real world.
1313"Xmas Marks the Spot"Richard RaynisJ. Michael StraczynskiDecember 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)75013
On the way back to the firehouse on Christmas Eve, the Ghostbusters unknowingly stumble through a portal to the past and into 19th-century Britain, where they run into Ebenezer Scrooge (Peter Renaday) and capture the three Ghosts of Christmas. The Ghostbusters return to the present, find Christmas destroyed and quickly realize what happened. Without the three Ghosts of Christmas, Scrooge never learned his lesson and destroyed Christmas. Now the Ghostbusters must make sure that Scrooge learns his lesson, while Egon plunges into the Ecto-Containment Unit to rescue the three spirits and return them to the past to rehabilitate Scrooge before the portal to the past closes.

Season 2 (1987; syndication)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date[6] Prod.
141"Knock, Knock"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael StraczynskiSeptember 14, 1987 (1987-09-14)76001

When a group of subway construction workers accidentally uncover an ancient door that isn't meant to be opened up until doomsday, their persistence accidentally triggers the door's opening, which sends incredible amounts of poltergeist energy surging through the New York subway system, mutating the trains into worm-like monsters. The Ghostbusters are called in to deal with it, and Egon discovers that if they don't close the door soon, the entire world will be transformed into a twisted and barren wasteland of ghostly and demonic creatures that will replace all of humankind and civilization.

Note 1: One of the differences between the ABC and Syndicated episodes was that the crew had more freedom with certain storylines and villains on the latter, that would have been vetoed by the network, due to their strict protocols.[7]

Note 2: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division on October 22, 1986.

Note 3: This is the only syndicated episode to have a silent title card, different from the others in this season. The others used an alternate jingle, different from the one used in the first two ABC seasons.

Note 4: "THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS is available on MAGIC WINDOW Videocassettes from RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video. Original Soundtrack Album Available on Polydor Records, Tapes and Compact Disc". This tagline only appeared on the syndicated episodes' closing credits.

Note 5: Much like the first ABC season, all syndicated episodes carried a 1986 copyright date, as they were produced during that year. Fewest episodes in their original airing used the DIC choir variant kid in bed logo. Some episodes used the DIC green vortex/CPT logo (with the latter freeze-framed after the last note of the fanfare), others used the DIC kid in bed (warp-speed variant)/Coca-Cola Telecommunications logo. Arsenio Hall (Winston) does the voice of the NO GHOST in the bumpers, and the episode title is silent. Subsequent syndicated episodes used an 8-note jingle, trimmed from one of the commercial bumper cues. The closing theme music continues to play over the DIC kid in bed Logo with the "In Association With" tagline in some prints. It is a rare variant in this episode, as usually it is only reserved for the DIC green vortex logo.

Note 6: This episode originally ended with the DIC green vortex/CPT logo.
152"Station Identification"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott ZicreeSeptember 15, 1987 (1987-09-15)76002
Ghosts with plans for world domination create a TV station as part of their scheme. Manifesting as various television characters and commercial products, the ghosts can travel through any television in the city to terrorize the public. The Ghostbusters try to stop these ghosts, but when Slimer gets captured by the ghosts, it's up to the guys to get him back and make sure the ghost station does not go nationwide, and then worldwide.
163"Play Them Ragtime Boos"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves
Steve Perry
September 16, 1987 (1987-09-16)76003

A ghostly bayou trumpet player, Malachi, is living - sort of - in the past, and seeks to turn back the clock by playing a haunting rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In". Ghostbusters, with help from a bewitching mambo, try to fight this time-warping menace.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the fall of 1986.
174"Sea Fright"Masakazu HiguchiArthur Byron Cover
Lydia Marano
September 17, 1987 (1987-09-17)76004
When a treasure-seeker uncovers a treasure chest on the ocean floor, he unwittingly summons a ship of pirate ghosts, who wreak havoc on New York in order to reclaim their treasure. The ship, called The Stag, is commanded by Captain Jack Higgins (Jack Angel), one of the most notorious pirates in history, whose pirates prove to be too much for the Ghostbusters to handle. Despite being outnumbered, the Ghostbusters give chase to the pirates in order to stop them. To make things worse, Slimer tries to help, and gets into a fight with a ghost parrot, while the guys take on Higgins and his pirates, ambushing The Stag first from another land-beached ship, and then leading the pirates into a trap so that they can end their plundering once and for all.
185"The Spirit of Aunt Lois"Masakazu HiguchiRichard MuellerSeptember 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)76005
Ray's Aunt Lois (Marilyn Lightstone) hires a phony psychic to get rid of ghosts in her house, much to the Ghostbusters' dismay. Instead of helping, though, this phony psychic enrages the ghosts, who are, in fact, protective house spirits called domoviye, even more, causing them to throw a nasty temper tantrum.
196"Cry Uncle"Masakazu HiguchiBruce Reid SchaefferSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)76006

It is not suitable for a Spengler to be anything as unscientific as a Ghostbuster, at least in the eyes of Egon's Uncle Cyrus. Egon has to reluctantly go back to the Midwest, over 1,500 miles from New York, and feed mice at the Spengler Labs. The Ghostbusters will try anything to convince Uncle Cyrus that there actually are such things as ghosts. Things get out of hand when Uncle Cyrus unwittingly lets the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man out of the containment unit, and the Ghostbusters have to put him back before he destroys the city again.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division as a special prize in select Ghostbusters cereal boxes in the fall of 1986.
207"Adventures in Slime and Space"Masakazu HiguchiDavid GerroldSeptember 22, 1987 (1987-09-22)76007
One of Egon's contraptions has a bad effect on Slimer, making millions of little versions of the green ghost. Worse, when they try to fix the problem, Slimer turns evil and starts causing trouble across the entire city, which ends up slimed to great excess. The episode itself is infamous for its numerous in-jokes such as Pac-Man, 2001: A Space Odyssey, King Kong, The Three Stooges, Howard the Duck, and even Star Trek and Adventures in Time and Space.
218"Night Game"Masakazu HiguchiKathryn M. DrennanSeptember 23, 1987 (1987-09-23)76008

Winston and Slimer go to the Jaguars baseball stadium to see them play. There, Winston witnesses a supernatural event and tries, unsuccessfully, to convince the guys to investigate. Winston's research into the event leads to an old Native American legend that involves an ancient battle between the forces of Good and Evil that takes place once every 500 years. When Winston becomes trapped in the stadium during the ghostly takeover, the guys go to rescue him. However, when they get inside, they find two supernatural forces playing baseball instead of fighting. According to Winston, the two forces choose their method of battle based on their surroundings, which is now housing a baseball stadium. What's more, the two groups are playing for a single human soul. If Good loses, the soul must spend 500 years doing Evil's bidding. The umpire, who seems to be the judge for this contest, has allowed Winston to play on the side of Good since he was there when the battle began, and allows the Ghostbusters to remain and watch. Peter thinks that they are playing for Winston's soul, and that they have to help the good guys win this contest. However, Egon points out that if they try to cheat, Good will lose, and Winston will lose his soul. Winston is the last up to bat for the side of Good, and faces off against a mammoth pitcher with a cannon-trunk for a pitching arm. Winston manages to hit the last ball, scoring a home run and winning the game. The umpire then reveals that the whole thing was a test, that the Ghostbusters had to decide whether or not to interfere and let Good win on its own terms. But Winston reveals the biggest secret of all, that they were not playing for his soul, but Peter's, and that's why they let Winston play.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the spring of 1987, along with "The Bird of Kildarby" and "Lost and Foundry".
229"Venkman's Ghost Repellers"Masakazu HiguchiRichard MuellerSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)76009

Peter's conman father sells a product that he claims acts as a ghost repellent. However, the products, which are actually plain and ordinary ponchos, prove to be useless against a ghost as simple as Slimer. Worse, when the Ghostbusters try to convince Peter's dad to stop selling them, due to the fact it is fraudulent and amoral, he sells them anyway to a science expedition that is out to investigate the New Jersey Parallelogram, apparently a 'smaller, nastier version' of the Bermuda Triangle, then the expedition gets trapped in the Parallelogram. Peter's father, thinking he may be responsible, goes to locate them at the same time the Coast Guard contracts the Ghostbusters to help them locate the missing ship. When the Ghostbusters and Coast Guard get pulled into the Parallelogram, they eventually find the ship and are able to get it out. Once out, they find Peter's father's speedboat, but he is not there. The boys go back into the Parallelogram in order to locate Peter's dad, finding him at the center of the supernatural structure battling a horde of ghosts. Their fight to save Peter's father results in damaging the center of the Parallelogram, and the Ghostbusters barely manage to escape before the entire structure collapses into the ocean. Peter's father later sends Peter a postcard from Alaska, letting him know that he's now got a job selling iceboxes to the natives.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the fall of 1986.
2310"The Old College Spirit"Masakazu HiguchiJohn ShirleySeptember 25, 1987 (1987-09-25)76010
Peter's old college fraternity asks for help from the Ghostbusters to bust a gang of ghosts on campus. Apparently, their frat is being framed for numerous crimes by a gang of ghostly delinquents who, several decades ago and when they were still alive, swore revenge against the college for expelling them. The gang of spirit-hooligans vastly outnumber the Ghostbusters, but the Ghostbusters find out that the gang has one weakness: they want to graduate.
2411"Ain't NASA-Sarily So"Masakazu HiguchiCraig Miller
Mark Nelson
September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)76011

The crew of a newly-created space platform calls the Ghostbusters for assistance in ridding them of a power-sucking ghost – a crew that oddly resembles that of another spacecraft on a five-year mission.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
2512"Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael StraczynskiSeptember 29, 1987 (1987-09-29)76012
Strange noises emanating from the room that legendary animator, Walt Fleishman (Don Messick), used to animate his characters until his disappearance in the 1940s prompts an old lady working at the studio to contact the Ghostbusters. The Ghostbusters enter a cartoon world, where they meet the one and only Dopey Dog.
2613"A Fright at the Opera"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward EdensSeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)76013

The Ghostbusters confront Valkyrie ghosts that have been terrorizing an opera. While there, Peter starts up a romance with the opera's diva. They also meet the Phantom of the Opera (who apparently summoned the Valkyries in the first place).

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the fall of 1986.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
2714"Doctor, Doctor"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael StraczynskiOctober 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)76014
The Ghostbusters have to go to the hospital after a job at a chemical plant. The bust at the plant causes a strange chemical to cover the guys, which results in a thick layer of slime and muck to cover everything but their heads. What's more, the slime seems to react to Slimer in a very unusual way, and the doctors at the hospital are less than helpful in dealing with something they have never seen before. The Ghostbusters eventually realize that the slime is actually part of the ghost they tried to bust earlier, and that it needs ectoplasm to survive, which it why it goes after Slimer. Now the guys have to save Slimer before he is eaten.
2815"Ghost Busted"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves2 October 1987 (1987-10-02)76015
When a dry season of ghostbusting puts financial stress on the guys and Janine, the group tries to compensate by taking side jobs, much to their own disaster. Things change when the guys bust a criminal, and decide to go into business as the Crimebusters. Within a very short time the guys have busted every criminal in New York, adjusting their proton packs and ghost traps to trap and contain criminals. However, their actions anger the head Mafia boss in New York, called Crimelord (Hamilton Camp), who takes Janine hostage to force them to give up. The guys track down the kidnappers and rescue Janine, and Peter uses Slimer to force the thugs to tell them where Crimelord is. Using Ecto-2, the guys go after Crimelord and finally manage to chase him down, impaling his own helicopter on the Empire State building after a lengthy chase. With all the criminals in the city locked up, the Crimebusters are once again out of business, as the ghosts decide to come back, including Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
2916"Beneath These Streets"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller
Daniel Pitlik
5 October 1987 (1987-10-05)76016
Ray goes into the sewer to find out what's causing earthquakes and heat waves in the city. What he finds is an ancient and mysterious pillar that is holding up all of Manhattan Island. Worse, the ghosts have disrupted the axle grease that keeps the pillar turning and holding up the island, in order to get it to break and eventually sink the island into the sea. The Ghostbusters go after Ray in order not only to save him from the ghosts, but also to prevent the pillar from being destroyed.
3017"Boo-Dunit"Masakazu HiguchiDennys McCoy
Pamela Hickey
6 October 1987 (1987-10-06)76017
The Ghostbusters are called to the estate of a recently deceased mystery writer. The characters in her last, unfinished novel, are wreaking havoc on her estate, and won't be put to rest until the book's murderer is revealed. While Winston studies the author's notes, the others face down a trio of moronic literary suspects.
3118"Chicken, He Clucked"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski7 October 1987 (1987-10-07)76018
A chicken-hating man named Cubby finally has a breakdown and uses a trio of magic books from the New York Public library, which Egon was also looking to check out, to summon up a demon named Morgannan (and his imp) in order to get rid of all the chickens in the world. Despite the ridiculous request, Morgannan gives Cubby the power to make anything disappear or reappear. Cubby then uses the power to make all the chickens in the world disappear, which brings the Ghostbusters running to investigate. However, when they confront Cubby about it, they get teleported into another dimension where the chickens are. They begin falling fast towards the rocky ground as the chickens are floating above them, but are saved from a very nasty crash into the ground by Morgannan, who has been so humiliated by Cubby's actions that he enlists the guys to help him undo the deal. The demon sends them back to the firehouse, where the Ghostbusters make a gaggle of robotic chickens to trick Cubby into returning the real chickens to Earth. Once the chickens are returned, Morgannan breaks the contract, removing Cubby's powers. The guys take Cubby and put him into a mental hospital, where Morgannan tortures Cubby with his least favorite food: chicken.
3219"Ragnarok and Roll"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski8 October 1987 (1987-10-08)76019
Abandoned by his girlfriend Cindy (Lynn Ann Leveridge), a lonely man named Jeremy and his hunchbacked friend, DyTillio, sets loose the forces of evil as he uses a magical flute to bring about the end of the world in Norse mythology. However, DyTillio and Jeremy's ex-girlfriend manage to convince him to undo his destruction, which the evil force that Jeremy contracted with refuses to allow, and nearly kills him. The Ghostbusters are able to push the spirit back into his dark realm after Jeremy weakens it, and help Jeremy to reverse the damage he's done to the world, by using their own energies to repair the damaged flute.
3320"Don't Forget the Motor City"Masakazu HiguchiDennys McCoy
Pamela Hickey
9 October 1987 (1987-10-09)76020
When Peter gets a new car, it suddenly and unexpectedly blows up. The Ghostbusters are then summoned to investigate malfunctioning equipment in a Detroit factory where the cars came from; they discover that gremlins, who have been left over from World War II, are messing with the plant's equipment. In order to defeat the gremlins, since their weapons only work on ghosts, the Ghostbusters create a special vehicle that the gremlins cannot resist.
3421"Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?"Masakazu HiguchiPamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
12 October 1987 (1987-10-12)76021

Peter's favorite rock-star singer Shanna O'Callahan arrives in New York and turns out to be a banshee, an Irish spirit whose voice causes chaos. She is now planning to use a major rock concert to broadcast her chaotic spell across the nation, and then, the world. When the Ghostbusters go to confront her, Peter falls under her siren spell, which complicates matters for the team.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
3522"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost"Masakazu HiguchiLydia Marano
Arthur Byron Cover
October 13, 1987 (1987-10-13)76022

During a routine ghostbust in the city, the Ghostbusters take down a bunch of ghosts at a restaurant, where a young couple are talking about getting rid of a ghost in their own mansion. The man, named John, suggests that they hire the guys for the job, but the woman, Olivia, refuses. Winston gives John one of their business cards before they go. At the mansion, when the pair try to scare the ghost of Olivia's Uncle Horace away, John loses the card that Winston gave him, and Horace himself uses it to call the Ghostbusters to scare away the other two ghosts so that he can find what he lost. Another ghost (that escaped from the restaurant the guys were busting) causes trouble in the mansion. When the Ghostbusters arrive, they mistakenly try to bust Horace, who is unaware of the fact that he has now become a ghost. After convincing the guys not to bust him, Egon's PKE meter detects the other ghost, and the guys go after him, only to find that it has taken Olivia hostage. Egon uses a Tarzanesque move to rescue Olivia as the Ghostbusters trap the rogue spook. Horace, now reunited with Olivia, finally remembers that it was his niece he was searching for. Finally able to say good-bye, Horace passes on peacefully, and both John and Olivia thank the Ghostbusters for their help.

Absent: Slimer
3623"Hanging By a Thread"Masakazu HiguchiWilliam Rotsler
Richard Mueller
14 October 1987 (1987-10-14)76023
A demon (Lewis Arquette) and his legion of minions seek to steal the Shears of Fate, possessed by the Three Fates who determine the life of humans, in order to control the lives of all mortals. The Fates send the Shears into time and space in order to keep them out of the demon's hands. However, the Shears eventually fall into the hands of the Ghostbusters, causing the demons to invade New York in order to locate the Shears. After they attack the firehouse, the Shears fall into the hands of the demons, and the Three Fates recruit the Ghostbusters to retrieve the Shears from the demons. But in order to do that, they must go into the Underworld. Worse, they only have an hour to locate the Shears and return to the spot they were sent to, otherwise they will be trapped in the Underworld forever. With the help of Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx, the Ghostbusters locate the Shears and battle the demons in a pitched fight to get back to their rendezvous point. The boys barely make it, and return the Shears to the Three Fates.
3724"You Can't Take It With You"Masakazu HiguchiDurnie King
Richard Mueller
15 October 1987 (1987-10-15)76024

Wishing to take his vast fortune with him to the afterlife, a dying and insanely avaricious billionaire creates a machine to open a doorway to the afterlife. This causes a rupture in the separation between the human world and the ghost world. With ghosts invading the human world, the Ghostbusters must find a way to shut down his machine before the entire world is overrun with spooks and phantoms.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
3825"No One Comes to Lupusville"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski16 October 1987 (1987-10-16)76025
The Ghostbusters are hired by a mysterious man named Gregore, leader of a small secluded village called Lupusville, that is located deep in the woods, to get rid of a coven of vampires. As they investigate, it turns out that all of the residents are vampires, having their own servants as well. One group is led by Gregore, who took over the town and wishes to come out into the modern world. The other group is led by the old leader, an unnamed vampire who wishes to keep their existence a secret. While Ray and Peter are captured/recruited by the forest vampires after a desperate fight, Egon and Winston are held captive by Gregore and his followers, who want to use them to eliminate their vampiric enemies. As both sides prepare to battle, Winston and Egon are freed by a young slave named Lita, who takes a liking to Egon. Once freed, thanks to Lita finding one of their undamaged proton packs, Egon and Winston find the imprisoned townspeople who originally lived in the village and release them. As the two vampire groups battle, with the Ghostbusters caught in the middle, the townspeople arrive and reveal themselves to be werewolves who chose to live in isolation from the rest of the world for their own safety. Gregore and his minions were unaware of this when they imprisoned them, which leads to a three-way fight consisting of two supernatural races. The Ghostbusters are finally united and escape the chaos, as the battle between the vampries and werewolves is mutating the two groups into each other. The Ghostbusters destroy the dam to the village, causing a moat to form which prevents both the vampires and werewolves from leaving. As they are leaving Lupusville, Lita is seen sitting on the bumper of Ecto-1 as it drives away.
3926"Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin"Masakazu HiguchiLinda Woolverton19 October 1987 (1987-10-19)76026

The Ghostbusters meet Drool, an unamalgamated shapeshifting entity, at a Poconos sideshow. Later, it seems the creature has escaped the main tent and is delighted in wreaking havoc and taunting the boys. But, especially when dealing with shapeshifters, things are seldom what they seem, when the guys realize that they're being stalked by a vengeful and maliciously playful shapeshifter that they failed to bust a week ago.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the summer of 1987, along with "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" and "Ghostbuster of the Year".

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
4027"The Man Who Never Reached Home"Masakazu HiguchiKathryn M. Drennan20 October 1987 (1987-10-20)76027

In 1887, Simon Queg, a selfish and wealthy man, began to ride home to Providence from New York on a dark and stormy night, but is chased by a mysterious man on horseback that appears out of nowhere and disappears, never reaching his home. One hundred years later, Ray sees him ride by, followed by a mysterious figure. After learning from a local cook that Queg is one of the 'local ghosts', but that 'the Rider' is a sign of disaster, the Ghostbusters decide to find out what is happening. It turns out that Queg has spent the past century trying to avoid the figure, and as a result has never been able to get home. When Ray tries to help him, he accidentally trades places with Queg, becoming trapped in the endless cycle Queg was in. The Ghostbusters, with Slimer's help, are able to summon back Ray and the ghost buggy, and together with Queg they are able to force the Rider into a showdown and break the curse that Queg has been under for over a century. As it turns out, the Rider was actually Queg's cruel and selfish nature that he has been running from for 100 years. Thanks to Ray, he was able to face it and free himself. The episode is loosely based on the 19th century fable of Peter Rugg.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
4128"The Collect Call of Cathulhu"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves21 October 1987 (1987-10-21)76028

When the Necronomicon, the most powerful book of spells in the world, is stolen from the New York Public Library, the Ghostbusters find themselves up against the Spawn, and cult, of Cthulhu, who have stolen the book in order to bring the malevolent god back to Earth. Barely escaping from the Spawn when their weapons prove useless against them, as the Spawn are capable of super-regeneration, the guys turn to Professor Alice Derleth (Jodi Carlisle), a beautiful scholar and spell user, from Arkham, Massachusetts, to help them stop Cthulhu's return. The guys raid the Cult's meeting place, only to get attacked by another Spawn-like creature, called a shoggoth, and Alice uses her spells to turn it to stone. The guys then turn to an old friend of Ray's who has access to old pulp magazines that tell how to defeat Cthulhu (which H. P. Lovecraft and other authors wrote based on the Necronomicon). When the team heads to Coney Island, they are unable to stop the resurrection as Cthulhu rampages through the park. The Ghostbusters' proton packs and Alice's spells prove useless in stopping the powerful 'Old One', and the boys are left with one option. Peter lures Cthulhu towards the roller coaster by shooting it in the head, so that the guys can ionize the coaster enough to attract a lightning bolt, blasting Cthulhu with 100 gigavolts of electricity, sending the creature back into hibernation. The Cult of Cthulhu has failed and is arrested by the cops, and Alice returns the Necronomicon to Arkham, but not before Peter takes her out on a date, though her version of a date is very different from Peter's.

Note 1: This episode's title misspells "Cthulhu" as "Cathulhu".

Absent: Slimer
4229"Bustman's Holiday"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller22 October 1987 (1987-10-22)76029
Ray's Uncle Andrew dies in Scotland and names Ray as his heir to his castle. However, in order to claim it, Ray must get rid of a ghost that plagued his uncle for most of his life. Ray and the guys go to Scotland and, guided by the castle's executor, Angus Lenny, manage to bust the ghost, but when they do, they find out that it is a 'keystone' ghost. According to history, one man started a war between the Highlanders and the Lowlanders, called the Battle of Dunkell, and that one ghost pays for this tragedy. He is doomed to never rest so that the others may sleep. Once the keystone ghost is captured, the souls of the Highlanders and Lowlanders wake up and start fighting once again. Their war, which will ultimately destroy the village of Dunkell, is put on Ray's shoulders, and he heads to the village to plan a countermove while the others try to stall the two clans. Ray is able to rig a group of garbage trucks into makeshift ghost traps, and traps both clans inside them. The group later finds out that Mr. Lenny actually worked for Uncle Andrew's freeloading relatives, who wanted to frame Ray for destroying the village so that they could get the castle and the treasure. Ray turns the castle over to the village, and makes the executor pay for all the damage that was caused.
4330"The Headless Motorcyclist"Masakazu HiguchiRandy Lofficier23 October 1987 (1987-10-23)76030
For generations, the Headless Horseman has been haunting those descended from Ichabod Crane. It's up to the Ghostbusters to put a stop to it, especially when Peter is framed for the crime of nearly killing one of the Horseman, now Motorcyclist's, latest victims.
4431"The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski26 October 1987 (1987-10-26)76031
For 70 years, ghostly noises have emanated from the attic of a woman named Mrs. Agatha Faversham. She eventually hires the Ghostbusters to end this threat. Peter takes the case for free, because Mrs. Faversham reminds him of his mother. What they find is a demonic spirit that was summoned up by Agatha's father, Charles, in order to try to give his young daughter a better life. Unable to control the spirit, her father locked the creature in the attic and forbade his daughter from ever going up there. The Ghostbusters trick the spirit into revealing its true form and lure it into a ghost trap, with Slimer as bait.
4532"Egon on the Rampage"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott Zicree27 October 1987 (1987-10-27)76032
The Ghostbusters seem to have two problems: a newscast at their headquarters and Egon's soul being swapped with a demon's thanks to the reporters playing with their equipment. Now, Ray and Winston have to get Egon's possessed body back to the firehouse while Peter goes into another dimension to retrieve Egon's soul before the change becomes permanent.
4633"Lights! Camera! Haunting!"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott Zicree28 October 1987 (1987-10-28)76033

A movie director gets ghosts to help out in his project and all they want in return is to finish off the Ghostbusters.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
4734"The Bird of Kildarby"Masakazu HiguchiCraig Miller
Mark Nelson
29 October 1987 (1987-10-29)76034

The Ghostbusters are called in by the Mayor of New York to evict a small army of ghosts from a recently-purchased Irish castle, set up in New York's Central Park, who will not allow anyone to enter. Peter goes to negotiate with the leader of the ghosts, only to aggravate the ghost leader as only he can, who forces the Ghostbusters into a wager: if they can defeat the Bird of Kildarby, Lord Kildarby (Hal Smith) and his men will leave the castle, but if the birdlike monster defeats them, everyone in New York must leave Manhattan.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the spring of 1987, along with "Night Game" and "Lost and Foundry".

Absent: Slimer
4835"Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves30 October 1987 (1987-10-30)76035
With the Ghostbusters captured by a powerful ghost, who is actually an Elder God like Gozer, it is up to Janine to rescue them.
4936"Apocalypse—What, Now?"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward Edens
Michael Edens
2 November 1987 (1987-11-02)76036

Centuries ago, the Codex of Saint Theopolis was lost during a raid on a monastery by bandits. In modern-day New York, Peter and Ray accidentally buy the book at an auction. Janine, on her lunch break, opens the book, not knowing that it contains the spirits of the legendary Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who wreak havoc upon the city, and ultimately the world. Unable to stop the four specters, the Ghostbusters are joined by a priest from Greece, whose ancient order once protected the Codex of St. Theopolis, since it was St. Theopolis who imprisoned the Four Horsemen 1,000 years ago. The Ghostbusters must journey to Greece to acquire a special ring/seal before the world ends.

Absent: Slimer
5037"Lost and Foundry"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward Edens3 November 1987 (1987-11-03)76037

Escaping from the Ghostbusters, a ghost gets merged with a pot of molten steel at a foundry, and ends up getting turned into a variety of everyday items: steel girders, a refrigerator, a steel pole, nails, food cans, a power cable, even a work of neo-Impressionist art, bringing them to life in order to make itself whole once again. The Ghostbusters chase down the inanimate objects to a junk yard, where the different metal pieces have come together to form a giant metal monster. The Ghostbusters trap it using a magnet, and then melt the metal back down in order to free the ghost so that they can trap him regularly.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the spring of 1987, along with "The Bird of Kildarby" and "Night Game".
5138"Hard Knight's Day"Masakazu HiguchiSteve Perrin
Bruce Reid Schaeffer
4 November 1987 (1987-11-04)76038
Peter's bookish and snobbish date takes him to see an ancient tapestry on display. The thing is, the exhibit's main attraction is a painting of a knight who comes to life and Peter's date is a dead ringer for the knight's wife.
5239"Cold Cash and Hot Water"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller5 November 1987 (1987-11-05)76039
Peter's father, Charles, is working in Alaska, and unearths an Inuit statue that holds a powerful demon called Hob Anagarak, who the Eskimos called 'The First Demon'. Egon states that 'The Hob' is one of the rarest of legends, and the guys go to Alaska in order to investigate. En route, Egon reveals that Hob Anagarak was created by the gods, and set to rule over Earth when it was newly created. But when the humans came, Hob attacked them. They defeated Hob and sealed the fire demon away in a block of magic black ice. This eventually led to the Ice Age. When the guys get to the village where the block is, they find out that Peter's father wants them to release the demon and trap it, so that he can put it on an exhibit. Peter, naturally, refuses to let this happen. Later that night, when the guys are psychically attacked by Hob Anagarak, who levitates and throws silverware and a moose's head at them, Peter's dad switches the block for a fake. The next morning, the guys use their proton packs to destroy the black ice, which they find pretty easy. Thinking they have destroyed The Hob, the Ghostbusters return to New York. A few days later, the guys find out that Peter's father conned them and is planning to unveil The Hob at Madison Square Garden. Charles and Dr. Bassingame, the phony spiritualist responsible for destroying Ray's aunt's home, free The Hob from the ice, and in true King Kong-fashion the demon breaks free of his confinement and goes on a rampage. Peter, upset at his father for tricking him, leads the Ghostbusters to try to stop Hob, but their weapons prove useless against the mighty fire demon. Egon eventually finds out two important things: 1) The Hob is looking to enslave an army of ghosts to lay waste to the world, meaning he is coming for the Ecto-Containment Unit in the firehouse, and 2) he finds a tricky binding ritual that requires all of them, Janine, Peter's father and Dr. Bassingame, to stop The Hob. The ritual proves effective, and The Hob is once again sealed in his block of ice. Peter's father is sent back to Iowa after Peter pays his fines, only to sneak off the bus and get on another one, heading for Hollywood to sell the film rights.
5340"The Scaring of the Green"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Edens
Mark Edward Edens
6 November 1987 (1987-11-06)76040
When the Ghostbusters are arrested for accidentally nearly killing the Mayor's wife (June Foray) (actually just frying her dress off) the deputy police chief, O'Malley, makes a deal with them to get them out of their predicament. According to him, an ancestor of his stole a pot of gold from a leprechaun, which caused the leprechaun to curse the O'Malley family line. Every St. Patrick's Day, during a full moon, a Bog Hound rises up and seeks out the head of the O'Malley clan, which is the deputy police chief, to carry them off. The only thing that can stop the Hound is a four-leaf clover. The Ghostbusters search the city for a four-leaf clover, while Egon goes alone to try to catch the Bog Hound with 'science'. While Egon finds the Bog Hound at the New York City Zoo, he finds out that his proton pack is uncharged, leaving him defenseless as the Hound chases him down. After getting treed by the Hound, which is full of lions, tigers and leopards, Egon barely escapes by tricking the Hound, and then tries to regroup with the others. Peter eventually finds a four-leaf clover, but Slimer eats it. The Ghostbusters have no choice but to play bodyguard to Deputy Chief O'Malley in order to find and capture the Bog Hound. When the Hound attacks O'Malley at the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Ghostbusters try to stop it, only to get their proton packs damaged in the fight. Peter distracts the Hound with a fake four-leaf clover (which he didn't know was plastic) and leads it into a ghost trap laid by Egon. The Ghostbusters are then proclaimed 'Honorary Irishmen' by the St. Patrick's Day Committee.
5441"They Call me MISTER Slimer"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski9 November 1987 (1987-11-09)76041

Slimer tries to earn money by becoming a bodyguard for a kid that gets pushed around by bullies, who hire their own monsters to get back at Slimer, which turns out to be more trouble than they're worth.

Note: This episode originally ended with the warp-speed choir DIC kid in bed/Coca-Cola Telecommunications logo, and was the last one to use it. These logos were only used for the first week of RGB on Episodes 1-2 and 4-5. Episode 3 ("Ragnarok and Roll") used the kid voice-over, which would frequently be used starting on 9/21/87, or sometimes the DIC green vortex logo.
5542"Last Train to Oblivion"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Edens
Mark Edward Edens
10 November 1987 (1987-11-10)76042

Peter becomes trapped on a train with Casey Jones' ghost driving an American type 4-4-0 steam engine with a coal tender, coach, boxcar, and gondala car, and it's up to the other guys to save him, before the train he has hijacked reaches Oblivion. However, Casey Jones actually seeks redemption for a terrible train crash over 100 years ago, which the Ghostbusters are unaware of as they try to rescue Peter by chasing down the train and trying to survive Ray's crazy plans and driving.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
5643"Masquerade"Masakazu HiguchiMark Nelson
Craig Miller
11 November 1987 (1987-11-11)76043

Bullied boy Kenny Fenderman (R. J. Williams) gets made a junior Ghostbuster, which Peter thinks is more of a game and joke to the boy. The other kids want him to prove himself by staying overnight in a house believed to be haunted. What's more is that Kenny was given an untested device of Egon's, by Peter, that could hurt him more than help. The guys track down Kenny at the haunted mansion, come face-to-face with a ghostly general and his minions, and need Kenny's help to stop the ghost once and for all.

Absent: Slimer
5744"Janine's Day Off"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves
Steve Perry
12 November 1987 (1987-11-12)76044
Egon goes with Janine to see her relatives, while Peter, Winston and Ray have to deal with imps at the firehouse. But trouble starts when the imps merge into a gigantic monster that rampages across New York, and Janine, Lois (the temp secretary) and Slimer have to deal with a trio of ghosts who find one of the Ghostbusters proton packs and start shooting up the already-damaged firehouse.
5845"The Ghostbusters in Paris"Masakazu HiguchiRandy Lofficier13 November 1987 (1987-11-13)76045
When a workman accidentally damages a strange device in the workshop of Gustave Eiffel, at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, he unwittingly frees a horde of ghosts that had been imprisoned within the Tower itself for nearly a century. With the Tower officially haunted, the French government turns to the Ghostbusters for help. The Ghostbusters agree to help, but when they arrive at the Tower, they find hundreds of thousands of ghosts haunting every level of the massive structure. After fighting through hordes of ghosts they get to the workshop, and Egon discovers that Gustave Eiffel designed the Tower to be a primitive but effective ghost containment unit. When the control box was damaged, the Tower started leaking ghosts. Worse, unless the leak is plugged it will eventually explode, releasing millions of ghosts from its structure. Using their own proton packs to power the control box, in order to temporarily imprison the ghosts, the Ghostbusters travel to the Louvre museum and Notre Dame cathedral in order to find Eiffel's secret papers that tell how to repair the device, fighting off the most aggressive of the ghosts that try to stop them from reaching those notes. The Ghostbusters succeed in repairing the device, only to fail in stopping the ghosts from destroying it. Unable to repair the control box before the Tower explodes, the Ghostbusters resort to a desperate measure, using the Tower's broadcasting equipment to transport the ghosts from France to America, via satellite, where they are pulled into the Ghostbusters' Ecto-Containment Unit thanks to Ray's new satellite dish. Once the guys get back to the states, they find out all the money they got from the French has gone to the cable company to pay off the customers who watched 'five hours of cursing French ghosts' on their satellite television sets.
5946"The Devil in the Deep"Masakazu HiguchiJ. M. DeMatteis16 November 1987 (1987-11-16)76046

When Necksa, lord and ruler of the undines, declares war against the air-breathers for their constant pollution of the seas, the Ghostbusters are hard-pressed to stop him before he drowns the city. Things get worse when Egon, Ray and Winston are swallowed by Necksa, and Peter is left alone to stop the monstrous behemoth on his own.

Absent: Slimer
6047"Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward Edens17 November 1987 (1987-11-17)76047

The Ghostbusters visit Tombstone, Arizona, where they have a showdown with the spirits of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the Fall of 1987.
6148"Ghostbuster of the Year"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward Edens18 November 1987 (1987-11-18)76048

A woman (Anne E. Curry) hires Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston to get rid of Hearst Castle from the ghost of publishing mogul Charles Foster Hearst. Whoever catches him will get named Ghostbuster of the Year. It eventually turns out that Hearst's ghost simply wanted his sled, called "Rosebud".

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the summer of 1987, along with "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" and "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin".

Absent: Slimer
6249"Deadcon I"Masakazu HiguchiMark Edward Edens
Michael Edens
19 November 1987 (1987-11-19)76049

Ghosts organize a convention at a hotel and the owner gets the Ghostbusters to bust them. What's more, the ghosts want the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man out for their convention.

Absent: Slimer
6350"The Cabinet of Calamari"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Edens
Mark Edward Edens
20 November 1987 (1987-11-20)76050

During the Ghostbusters' attempt to catch a ghost, a magician's interference sends Peter through a cabinet into another dimension.

Absent: Slimer
6451"A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Edens
Mark Edward Edens
23 November 1987 (1987-11-23)76051
A ghost evades capture by hiding in a geranium. Janine takes the plant to her apartment, where it grows big enough to take over the city.
6552"The Revenge of Murray the Mantis"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller24 November 1987 (1987-11-24)76052

He was thought to have been destroyed during the Gozer incident, but now Thanksgiving takes a turn for the worse when ghosts take over the Murray the Mantis balloon. The Ghostbusters are powerless to stop it, and must call on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man for help.

Note 1: First released on video by RCA/Columbia's Magic Window division in the summer of 1987, along with "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin" and "Ghostbuster of the Year".
6653"Rollerghoster"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller25 November 1987 (1987-11-25)76053
An amusement park starts up a new ride by the name of Ecto-1, but it is haunted by ghosts of animals.
6754"I Am the City"Masakazu HiguchiRichard Mueller26 November 1987 (1987-11-26)76054

A Babylonian god known as Marduk (Stanley Ralph Ross) and his enemy, a multi-headed dragon called Tiamat, arrive in the city and the Ghostbusters get caught in the middle of their ancient battle to protect the city.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
6855"Moaning Stones"Masakazu HiguchiSteven Barnes27 November 1987 (1987-11-27)76055
Winston gets help from an ancestor in order to stop an ancient demon (Arthur Burghardt) from Africa that is unwittingly released by a scientist at the Natural History Museum.
6956"The Long, Long, Long, Etc. Goodbye"Masakazu HiguchiPamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
30 November 1987 (1987-11-30)76056
The spirit of a private detective helps the Ghostbusters capture a cursed ghost named Blackey, who 40 years ago stole a cursed Egyptian treasure, was mutated into a monstrous guardian, and who cannot rest until the treasure is returned to the tomb.
7057"Buster the Ghost"Masakazu HiguchiRobert Loren Fleming
Keith Giffen
1 December 1987 (1987-12-01)76057
Buster the Ghost, a lonely and confused ghost, tries to help the Ghostbusters out by gathering ghosts at the firehouse.
7158"The Devil to Pay"Masakazu HiguchiDennys McCoy
Pamela Hickey
2 December 1987 (1987-12-02)76058

Winston and Ray are convinced by Peter to go on a game show and win a free vacation to Tahiti. It turns out that the host is a minor demon (Greg Burson) looking to become the next devil, and the prize is their souls.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
7259"Slimer, Is That You?"Masakazu HiguchiJ. Michael Straczynski3 December 1987 (1987-12-03)76059[n 1]

Egon and Slimer switch minds and the timing couldn't be worse, as an egomaniacal ghost named the Master of Shadows (William Marshall) wishes to test his wits against the brainy 'buster', and destroy New York if he fails to measure up.

Note 1: Also exists in a re-dubbed version with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie as Peter and Janine, respectively. This was the version that first aired in America, before it was replaced with the original, which had previously aired internationally.
7360"Egon's Ghost"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves4 December 1987 (1987-12-04)76060
One of Egon's devices throws him slightly out of phase with reality, rendering him, for all intents and purposes, a ghost. Ghostbusters try bring him back to this plane of existence before he disappears forever.
7461"Captain Steel Saves the Day"Masakazu HiguchiMichael Reaves
Steve Perry
7 December 1987 (1987-12-07)76061
A comic book is about to get cancelled, and so the superhero on whom it focuses escapes the pages and starts fighting crime in New York. His nemesis (Peter Cullen) also escapes and releases the ghosts from the containment unit.
7562"Lights! Camera! Haunting!"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott Zicree8 December 1987 (1987-12-08)76033

A movie director gets ghosts to help out in his project and all they want in return is to finish off the Ghostbusters.

Absent: Janine Melnitz & Slimer
7663"Egon on the Rampage"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott Zicree9 December 1987 (1987-12-09)76032
The Ghostbusters seem to have two problems: a newscast at their headquarters and Egon's soul being swapped with a demon's thanks to the reporters playing with their equipment. Ray and Winston have to get Egon's possessed body back to the firehouse while Peter goes into another dimension to retrieve Egon's soul before the change becomes permanent.
7764"Station Identification"Masakazu HiguchiMarc Scott Zicree10 December 1987 (1987-12-10)76002
Ghosts with plans for world domination create a TV station as part of their scheme. Manifesting as various television characters and commercial products, the ghosts can travel any television in the city to terrorize the public. The Ghostbusters try to stop the ghosts, but when Slimer gets captured by them, it is up to the guys to get him back and make sure that the ghost station does not go nationwide, and then worldwide.
7865"Hanging by a Thread"Masakazu HiguchiWilliam Rostler
Richard Muller
11 December 1987 (1987-12-11)76023

A demon (Lewis Arquette) and his minions seek to steal the Shears of Fate, which is possessed by the Three Fates who determine the lives of humans, in order to control the lives of all mortals. The Three Fates send the Shears into time and space in order to keep them out of the demon's hands. However, the Shears eventually fall into the hands of the brave Ghostbusters, causing the demons to invade New York City, New York in order to locate the Shears. After they attack the firehouse, the Shears fall into the hands of the evil demons, and the Three Fates recruit our heroes, the Ghostbusters, to retrieve the Shears from the demons. But in order to do it, the Ghostbusters must go into the Underworld. Worse, the Ghostbusters have only an hour to locate the Shears and return to the spot they were sent to, otherwise they will be trapped in the Underworld forever. With the help of Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx, the Ghostbusters locate the Shears and battle the demons in a pitched fight to get back to their rendezvous point. The boys barely make it, and return the Shears to the Three Fates.

Note: This was the final episode where Lorenzo Music and Laura Summer, respectively, did the voices of Peter Venkman and Janine Melnitz.

Season 3 (1987; ABC Season 2)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
791"Baby Spookums"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
12 September 1987 (1987-09-12)140001

A rip between dimensions allows a small friendly ghost to wander off into New York and Slimer decides to look after it. However, the ghost's parents come looking for their child, but the Ghostbusters do not know that and try to bust them.

Note: Kath Soucie and Dave Coulier replaced Laura Summer and Lorenzo Music as the respective voices of Janine Melnitz and Peter Venkman beginning with this season.

Note: In the original (ABC) airing, the DIC vortex logo was replaced by the DIC kid in bed logo, and the Coca-Coca Telecommunications logo replaced the CPT logo for this season. Also in later SVOD releases, the Sony Pictures Television logo plastered the Coca-Coca Telecommunications logo.

Note: The "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" tagline was used in all capital letters in the DIC kid in bed logo on the Season 2 (ABC) version, and "In Association With" was used in syndication and beginning in Season 4 (ABC).
802"It's a Jungle Out There"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
19 September 1987 (1987-09-19)140003
An animalistic demon gives all the animals in New York the ability to talk and interact, acting like humans in a lot of ways, and uses them to help take over the world.
813"The Boogeyman Is Back"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Michael Reaves3 October 1987 (1987-10-03)140007

After an almost deadly fall off the World Trade Center, Egon's fears start to get the better of him, so much that the Boogeyman manages to tap into his fear and escape from his realm.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
824"Once Upon a Slime"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
10 October 1987 (1987-10-10)140008
When Slimer hides a book of fairy tales under one of Egon's newest machines, everything in the book comes to life.
835"The Two Faces of Slimer"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Michael Reaves17 October 1987 (1987-10-17)140002
An ectoplasmic entity leaks out of the containment unit and it makes Slimer mutate into a big ugly monster during his sleep.
846"Sticky Business"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Richard Mueller24 October 1987 (1987-10-24)140006
The Ghostbusters release the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the containment unit to shoot a commercial in exchange for getting $50,000 for a children's hospital. During the process of letting Stay Puft out, a vicious manta ray-like phantom escapes in order to seek revenge against the Ghostbusters.
857"Halloween II 1/2"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Pamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
31 October 1987 (1987-10-31)140004
Samhain's goblins release the spirit of Halloween from the Ecto-Containment Unit, and he turns the firehouse into his fortress. The Ghostbusters' attempts to take him down are foiled when the Junior Ghostbusters are captured by the vengeful spirit, and it's up to Slimer to help get them out.
868"Loathe Thy Neighbor"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Michael Reaves7 November 1987 (1987-11-07)140013

A family asks the Ghostbusters to find out why a bunch of weird stuff is happening in their house. This is complicated by the macabre nature of their mansion, with a very Addams Family vibe.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
879"The Grundel"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
J. Michael Straczynski14 November 1987 (1987-11-14)140011
A boy named Lee goes to the Ghostbusters for help when his brother, Alec, begins acting strangely and doing bad things. When the guys decide to investigate, Egon learns that Grundel is making Alec do bad things and if something is not done soon, he will mutate into one.
8810"Big Trouble With Little Slimer"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
21 November 1987 (1987-11-21)140005
The Ghostbusters' old "pal" and nemesis, Walter J. Peck, ex-EPA hatchet man extraordinaire, is back from the Gozer incident, and he's trying to raise some trouble with the Ghostbusters again. First he tries to get them arrested for illegal trespassing by calling in a phony ghost alert at a military base in Queens, but after that backfires, Peck joins up with BUFO (Bureau of Unidentified Flying Organisms), and takes Slimer with a court order. After some tests, Peck deems Slimer a hazard case and plans to destroy him with a cyclotron, forcing Ghostbusters to save Slimer from Peck.
8911"The Copycat"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Michael Reaves5 December 1987 (1987-12-05)140009
The Ghostbusters have to deal with a shapeshifter in their own headquarters.
9012"Transylvanian Homesick Blues"Richard Raynis
Masakazu Higuchi
Michael Reaves11 December 1987 (1987-12-11)140012

Count Vostak of Boldavia requests the Ghostbusters to join him at his castle. It turns out that giant humanoid bat are terrorizing a local village, and the villagers are turning against Vostak because they believe him to be a vampire. What is more, is that Vostak IS a vampire, but the attacking bats don't belong to him.

Note: "Transylvanian Homesick Blues" was the last episode for Arsenio Hall as the scratched voice actor of Winston Zeddmore.
9113"Camping It Up"Richard Raynis
Masazaku Higuchi
Michael Reaves12 December 1987 (1987-12-12)140010[n 1]

Our heroes, the Ghostbusters, embark on a camping trip, only to run into, among other thing, Bigfoot.

Note: Beginning on January 30, 1988, the program was expanded to an hour, predating the eventual renaming to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters by eight months.[8]

Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters


Season 4 (1988; ABC Season 3)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
921[n 2]"The Joke's on Ray"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
10 September 1988 (1988-09-10)175003

Ray and Slimer have been in a joking mood lately, but things are about to get worse when a magical box is opened and releases two imps that like to play deadly practical jokes.

Note: Buster Jones replaced Arsenio Hall as the voice of Winston Zeddemore, beginning with this season.

Note: The show was now re-titled Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters.

Note: In the original broadcasts of the 1988-1989 season, the end credits were 1 minute long, and featured clips from the Slimer! spin-off, and the old sequence for the regular show. In international broadcasts, as well as on the Time-Life DVD, they're replaced with separate 30-second end credits for both shows.

Note: In the original (ABC) airing, the Columbia Pictures Television logo with Coca-Coca byline was reused, as it was in Season 1.

Note: The title card jingle is now the outro of the ending theme.
932"Flip Side"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Tony Marino17 September 1988 (1988-09-17)175001
Peter, Egon and Ray are transported to another dimension via a supernatural tornado. They arrive in Boo York and not only do they have to worry about getting home, but they must also avoid the ghostly Peoplebusters.
943"Poultrygeist"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Duane Capizzi
Steven Roberts
24 September 1988 (1988-09-24)175002
Peter, Ray and Winston get a call from a farmer, who claims to have encountered a giant were-chicken. They find a giant were-chicken egg and Peter and Slimer bring it back to the firehouse, where it hatches and the were-chicken inside bites Egon, mutating him into one.
954"Standing Room Only"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller8 October 1988 (1988-10-08)175004
It's spring and a hay fever-stricken Peter doesn't want to leave the firehouse, so he invents a ghost attractor that will bring the ghosts to them instead. The ghosts do start arriving, but it's not because of Peter's invention. It's because the ghosts are fleeing from Mee-Krah, a ghost-eating entity that will destroy New York City if it isn't stopped.
965"Robo-Buster"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Francis Moss15 October 1988 (1988-10-15)175005
Janine's rich new boyfriend, Paul Smart (Dan Gilvezan), steals a ghost trap and other technology to build a ghost-catching robot, Robo-Buster. The Ghostbusters are being driven out of business by Robo-Buster, which seemingly destroys ghosts rather than trapping them. It turns out all of those ghosts, including poor Slimer, have been made into one giant ghost because of this and they want revenge.
976"Short Stuff"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller22 October 1988 (1988-10-22)175006

The vile Ghostmaster sends his three of his best bounty hunters to capture the Ghostbusters alive. The first two get busted, but the third shrinks the guys down. While they try to avoid being captured, Janine and Slimer must try to find a spell to return them to their normal size.

Note: Len Janson, Chuck Menville, and Richard Mueller were credited for the story after the title card was shown.
987"Follow That Hearse"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
5 November 1988 (1988-11-05)175008
As Winston readies Ecto-1 for a car show, the Ghostbusters get called to a dump to stop a very angry ghost. They fail to trap the ghost and think it got away, but it really takes over Ecto-1.
998"The Brooklyn Triangle"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller19 November 1988 (1988-11-19)175007
The Ghostbusters have been losing stuff left and right lately and they aren't the only ones. As it turns out, it's part of a hole that has been opened at Winston's father's (Roscoe Lee Browne) construction site. When Winston and his dad fall in, Peter and Ray go after them and arrive in the Land of Lost Objects.

Season 5 (1989; ABC Season 4)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1001[n 3]"Transcendental Tourists[n 4]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
9 September 1989 (1989-09-09)201010

A family of ghosts on vacation work to remove those they believe are interrupting their peace and quiet, including Peter, Winston and Slimer.

Note: A new CPT byline is now used: A Unit of Columbia Pictures Entertainment with a new 6-note horn music.

Note: The title card is now superimposed with the first scene of the episode, which the Slimer! spin-off had already done.

Note: This season was set after the events of Ghostbusters II. Thus, Janine has her look from that film, and has a relationship with Louis Tully.

Absent: Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Janine Melnitz, and Louis Tully
1012"Something's Going Around"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
9 September 1989 (1989-09-09)201001

Peter falls ill, and Louis asks a doctor (Stanley Ralph Ross) he met two days ago to come and take a look. It turns out the doctor has sent them potato chips, which makes people allergic to ghosts, and only Peter has eaten enough of them. The doctor gives them more chips. What the Ghostbusters don't know is that the doctor is a ghost and they have to develop resistance to the allergy.

Note: First appearance of Louis Tully.
1023"Trading Faces[n 5]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
16 September 1989 (1989-09-16)201009

A bad lookalike of Slimer on the run arrives in the firehouse via a mirror and sends Louis and the real Slimer to the Ghost World.

Absent: Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore
1034"Elementary My Dear Winston"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller16 September 1989 (1989-09-16)201003
The legendary and apparently ghostly Sherlock Holmes and Watson arrive in New York to find Professor Moriarty. When Watson gets captured, Sherlock Holmes selects Winston to help him. Moriarty seeks to absorb all the ghosts in the containment unit.
1045"Slimer's Curse[n 6]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller23 September 1989 (1989-09-23)201013

Slimer wins the lottery, only to find his winnings have been cursed.

Absent: Louis Tully
1056"Partners in Slime"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller23 September 1989 (1989-09-23)201005
A year after the Ghostbusters defeated Vigo the Carpathian, a ghost named Poso kidnaps Janine and Louis to force the Ghostbusters to hand over their business. The Ghostbusters get help from a recently-captured ghost, Shifter, to find out why Poso wants their business and where to find him. Covered in mood slime, Peter goes to the Ghost Town to save Louis and Janine.
1067"Til Death Do Us Part[n 7]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Pat Allee
Ben Hurst
30 September 1989 (1989-09-30)201014

The Ghostbusters get a temp (who turns out to be a ghost) and she decides Egon would make a great husband.

Absent: Louis Tully
1078"Three Men and an Egon[n 8]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Joe S. Landon7 October 1989 (1989-10-07)201002

A confrontation with a giant clock monster causes Egon to become younger and younger. The catch is that they only have until midnight, at which time the now infant Egon will vanish from existence forever.

Absent: Janine Melnitz
1089"Kitty-Cornered[n 9]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Pamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
14 October 1989 (1989-10-14)201012

Slimer finds a cat that can make all of his dreams come true.

Absent: Janine Melnitz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore
10910"If I Were a Witch Man[n 10]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Charles Kaufman21 October 1989 (1989-10-21)201004
The Ghostbusters are called to stop a witch that has been terrorizing the town of Lewiston. She wants revenge against the descendants of those who imprisoned her 300 years ago, which includes Egon.
11011"It's About Time[n 11]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
28 October 1989 (1989-10-28)201015

The firehouse is going to be torn down to make way for a new expressway, but that's the least of the Ghostbusters' problems. The guys and Slimer get sent back to 1959 due to a trap accident. They have to find a way back and fight ghosts without their equipment.

Absent: Louis Tully
11112"The Halloween Door"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
J. Michael Straczynski29 October 1989 (1989-10-29)75002[n 12]
The Ghostbusters are confronted by Crowley (Michael Rye) and his group, who want their help in ending Halloween. The guys turn him down, but one of their PKE meters is stolen and used by Crowley to accomplish his goal. All he does is break a seal, opening the real world to numerous ghosts – including the huge, rampaging Boogaloo (Brian O'Neal) – and giving the Ghostbusters a lot to handle on Halloween night.
11213"Jailbusters[n 13]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
4 November 1989 (1989-11-04)201007
The Ghostbusters are tricked into letting their guard down and get captured by ghosts. They're charged with crimes against ghosts and stand trial. It's up to Janine, Louis and Slimer to save them from a horrible punishment.
11314"Surely You Joust[n 14]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Tony Marino11 November 1989 (1989-11-11)201011

The Ghostbusters become involved in the world of knights and dragons to free a captured Janine.

Absent: Louis Tully
11415"Future Tense"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller11 November 1989 (1989-11-11)201006
The Ghostbusters get a new TV as payment for a job. When Ray stays up to watch television, he sees into the Ghostbusters' future. The others don't believe him at first, but Ray is quickly proved right and the next vision shows them their deaths.
11516"Venk-Man![n 15]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller18 November 1989 (1989-11-18)201019

After being hit by Egon's experimental proton ray, Peter becomes something of a superhero, as his muscles grow and he becomes a bulging muscle hunk with powers, but it won't last long.

Absent: Louis Tully
11617"Loose Screws[n 16]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Pat Allee
Ben Hurst
25 November 1989 (1989-11-25)201018

Slimer breaks a trap and doesn't completely fix it before the guys use it on a job. Now the essence inside starts to leak out and make inanimate objects come to life.

Absent: Louis Tully
11718"The Ghostbusters! Live, from Al Capone's Tomb![n 17]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
J. Michael Straczynski2 December 1989 (1989-12-02)201008
The Ghostbusters are on live TV at the tomb of Al Capone (Jocko Marcellino) where his ghost is supposed to appear at midnight. Something does happen and the guys get transported to the other side, getting involved with Al Capone and other supernatural criminals.
11819"Revenge of the Ghostmaster[n 18]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Richard Mueller9 December 1989 (1989-12-09)201017
The Ghostmaster is back and casts a spell on the Ghostbusters that causes all electronic equipment near them to shut off, including their proton packs and ghost traps.
11920"Slimer Streak[n 19]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Pamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
16 December 1989 (1989-12-16)201020

Stuck on a train, the Ghostbusters have to play games to bring it to a halt.

Absent: Janine Melnitz and Louis Tully
12021"The Ransom of Greenspud[n 20]"Will Meugniot
Kazuo Terada
Stan Phillips23 December 1989 (1989-12-23)201016

A trio of ghosts abduct Slimer and will keep him unless the Ghostbusters agree to free a ghost named Spiderlegs.

Note: Final episode to feature music composed by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy. They were replaced by Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker at the beginning of the sixth season.

Note: Last episode animated in Japan.

Absent: Janine Melnitz

Season 6 (1990; ABC Season 5)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1211[n 21]"Janine, You've Changed"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
J. Michael Straczynski8 September 1990 (1990-09-08)140–504

Looking through a photo album causes the Ghostbusters and Slimer to realize Janine has gone through numerous changes over the years. Some investigating shows that a supernatural force disguised as a fairy godmother (Rosalyn Landor) is the cause of it.

Note: Slimer is reverted to pre-Season 3 changes and his tail is now reverted to a stub.

Note: Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker take over as show composers from this episode onward.

Note: This is the only season in which the end credits don't have the Ghostbusters dancing in a parade. Instead, the intro from the first two ABC seasons and syndicated season was used for the outro.

Note: The same CPT logo as in the season before it is used again here.

Note: For this season, story editing credits were shown after the superimposed title cards. Most of the episodes for this season were story edited by Len Janson and Chuck Menville, while J. Michael Straczynski story edited the three he wrote, as well as one written by Larry DiTillio.

Note: For this and the final season, the show was now animated in South Korea.
1222"You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Larry DiTillio8 September 1990 (1990-09-08)140–503

A cabinet sends the Ghostbusters to another dimension and they encounter a demon interested in learning magic tricks. After years of meeting only magicians' assistants and white doves, the demon chooses Ray as his new teacher.

Note: J. Michael Straczynski story edited this episode.
1233"The Haunting of Heck House"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
J. Michael Straczynski15 September 1990 (1990-09-15)140–502
Kids are visiting the firehouse and Peter tells the story behind an old souvenir. The Ghostbusters have an opportunity to get millions of dollars so long as they stayed in a haunted house for one night, but with one condition: no proton packs.
1244"Ghostworld"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
15 September 1990 (1990-09-15)140–509
A ghost uses an amusement park called Ghost World as a way to gain control over the Ghostbusters. With everyone else under his power, only a sick Egon is capable of stopping him. Fortunately, he has his mother (Rose Marie) to help him out.
1255"Mean Green Teen Machine"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Jules Dennis22 September 1990 (1990-09-22)140–505
The Ghostbusters take a turn for the worse when they're invaded by a trio of ghosts (Cam Clarke, Anderson Wong) who like to surf and eat pizza. The situation is worse because the ghosts invade their dreams in order to trap them forever.
1266"Spacebusters"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
22 September 1990 (1990-09-22)140–506
Winston gets the chance of a lifetime when he gets to go up on a space station, but there's a nasty ghost up there absorbing the life force of anyone it can find. It'll take Winston and the other Ghostbusters to save the station.
1277"My Left Fang[n 22]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Sean Roche29 September 1990 (1990-09-29)140–513
The Ghosbusters and Slimer arrive in a German town and get an unusual request from the locals: to save ghosts. It turns out the local ghosts have been threatened by a creature that feeds on them.
1288"Russian About"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
J. Michael Straczynski6 October 1990 (1990-10-06)140–501
During a trip to Russia, the Ghostbusters face off against a bizarre cult who wish to awaken one of the Old Ones from his eons-long slumber. In order to stop this powerful creature, they send Slimer back to New York to bring back a device that Egon finished inventing before leaving for Russia.
1299"The Slob"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Pamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
6 October 1990 (1990-10-06)140–511
After once again failing to capture Slimer, Professor Dweeb reaches an agreement with a ghost known as the Glob. The Glob will catch Slimer for Professor Dweeb and Dweeb will set the captured Sleaze free.
13010"Deja Boo[n 23]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Chuck Menville
Richard Mueller
Pamela Hickey
Dennys McCoy
Michael Reaves
13 October 1990 (1990-10-13)140–517
Professor Dweeb uses a machine to see Slimer's past adventures with the Ghostbusters.
13111"Afterlife in the Fast Lane[n 24]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Tony Marino20 October 1990 (1990-10-20)140–510
The Ghostbusters and Slimer compete with each other in a race to win money for a charity, but a ghost gamesmaster tricks them into entering the Netherworld during the race and getting out won't be easy.
13212"Guess What's Coming to Dinner[n 25]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Jules Dennis27 October 1990 (1990-10-27)140–507
The Ghostbusters and Slimer return home from vacation to find a ghost family (patterned after the Simpsons) has moved in. Getting rid of them won't be easy since they threw away the Ghostbusters' proton packs. Things quickly get worse when the ghosts fiddle with the containment unit and set it to self-destruct.
13313"Stay Tooned[n 26]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Len Janson
Chuck Menville
3 November 1990 (1990-11-03)140–514
Ray and Slimer try to fix the TV so they can continue watching The Sammy K. Ferret Show (Christopher Collins), but a freak accident occurs and brings the title character into the real world. The Ghostbusters have to deal with them as Sammy's cartoon antics become all too real and dangerous.
13414"Very Beast Friends[n 27]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Gordon Bressack10 November 1990 (1990-11-10)140–508
Sumerian gods Anshar (the god of wind and water) and Kishar (the god of fire and earth) are waging their millennial fight. As gods, they are immortal, and thus neither can ever defeat the other, and can only face each other once every thousand years. They decide to transfer themselves to mortal bodies in order to settle their fight. As it happens, the Ghostbusters are going sailing that day. The strong winds created by Anshar and Kishar blow the boat off course and strand the men on the island created by the gods. Peter is angry at Ray for getting them stranded, and Ray returns the anger. As a result of this, Anshar and Kishar possess the two Ghostbusters. Every time they start arguing, they mutate into the gods, getting bigger and meaner each successive time. Egon, Winston and Slimer must find a way to de-possess them before their friends kill each other.
13515"Busters in Toyland[n 28]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
17 November 1990 (1990-11-17)140–512

The firehouse is the scene for a birthday party for Louis' nephew, Lawrence (Josh Keaton). Louis wants to get him a good gift, but he inadvertently buys three toys possessed by ghosts. They take Lawrence to Toyland and the Ghostbusters have to rescue him.

Note: Final appearance of Louis Tully.
13616"The Magnificent Five[n 29]"Stan Phillips
Will Meugniot
Sean Roche24 November 1990 (1990-11-24)140–516
The Ghostbusters have a ghostly showdown with Black Bart (Ed Gilbert) in a Texan town.

Season 7 (1991; ABC Season 6)

No. overall[1] No. in season Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1371[n 30]"The Treasure of Sierra Tamale"Stan PhillipsJules Dennis
Richard Mueller
7 September 1991 (1991-09-07)[9]140–603
Peter's scheming dad is back with a plan to get rich by finding a treasure in Mexico. The others take a pass, but Ray and Slimer join him on the exciting and dangerous adventure.
1382"Not Now, Slimer!"Stan PhillipsLen Janson
Chuck Menville
14 September 1991 (1991-09-14)140–602
After getting yelled at by Peter for causing too many interruptions, Slimer has to contend with the ever-persistent Professor Dweeb by himself. Meanwhile, the Ghostbusters have to deal with a squid ghost created by the anger of the ghosts in the containment unit.
1393"Attack of the B-Movie Monsters"Stan PhillipsJules Dennis
Richard Mueller
21 September 1991 (1991-09-21)140–605
The Ghostbusters and Slimer arrive in Tokyo, Japan to battle ghosts that resemble Japanese movie monsters.
1404"20,000 Leagues Under the Street"Stan PhillipsJules Dennis
Richard Mueller
5 October 1991 (1991-10-05)140–601
New York City suffers an earthquake and giant insects. Peter is taken underground by the giant insects and meets their master, the Egyptian god Apshai, who plans to sacrifice him and destroy humanity. Only the Ghostbusters can stop him.

Slimer! sub-series (1988)

No. overall[1] Title[1] Directed by Written by Original air date
1a"Slimer for Hire"Arthur VitelloPat Allee
Ben Hurst
10 September 1988 (1988-09-10)
Slimer gets jobs working at the Ritz Cafe and walking dogs for Rudy. However, Professor Dweeb is after him with a Slime Sucking Machine.
1b"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'"Arthur VitelloDennis O'Flaherty10 September 1988 (1988-09-10)
Mr. Grout hires Bruiser to make Fred stay in his hotel room, but Slimer tries to outsmart Bruiser, so he can get Fred to the Ghostbusters barbecue.
1c"Nothing to Sneeze At"Arthur VitelloDon Dougherty10 September 1988 (1988-09-10)
With the Ghostbusters sick, and resting in their beds upstairs, Slimer is left in charge of the firehouse – which means dealing with a hungry, noise-making Manx.
"A Mouse in the House"Arthur VitelloLen Janson
Chuck Menville
17 September 1988 (1988-09-17)
1 October 1988 (1988-10-01)
Manx chases a mouse around the firehouse, causing all kinds of havoc and Slimer gets blamed for.
2b"Cash or Slime"Arthur VitelloFloyd Norman17 September 1988 (1988-09-17)
Slimer goes to the department store to buy Chilly a gift for her birthday, but he has to deal with security guard dog Bruiser.
2c"Doctor Dweeb, I Presume"Arthur VitelloTony Marino17 September 1988 (1988-09-17)
Slimer goes to the doctor's with Janine. When he smells food, he goes on an adventure through the hospital. As usual, Professor Dweeb is there to catch him. Slimer must avoid Professor Dweeb and be back before Janine gets out of the doctor's office.
3a"Quickslimer Messenger Service"Arthur VitelloDennys Hickey
Pamela McCoy
24 September 1988 (1988-09-24)
In need of money to buy ice cream, Slimer takes a job as a messenger for Rudy's Messenger Service. Professor Dweeb, seeing his opportunity to catch Slimer, calls Rudy's service and tells him he has some packages to be delivered. Slimer is soon on his way to the addresses, where Professor Dweeb has really laid out various traps to catch him.
3b"Pigeon-Cooped"Arthur VitelloTemple Mathews24 September 1988 (1988-09-24)
Slimer teaches a pigeon how to fly, all the while trying to keep it out of Manx's clutches.
3c"Go-Pher It"Arthur VitelloTony Marino24 September 1988 (1988-09-24)
While doing some gardening work, Slimer must contend with a tulip-hungry gopher.
13a"Scareface[n 31]"Arthur VitelloCharles Kaufman1 October 1988 (1988-10-01)
Ghosts are partying on the 13th floor of Hotel Sedgewick. The party "dies" when two gangster-like ghosts, who work for Scareface, appear. Slimer tries pretending to be Scareface to get rid of the two – until the real Scareface arrives.
4a"Sticky Fingers"Arthur VitelloBob Forward8 October 1988 (1988-10-08)
At the firehouse, Slimer attempts to wallpaper the kitchen in an effort to please the Ghostbusters, but Dweeb and Elizabeth are intent on stopping and capturing him.
4b"Don't Tease the Sleaze"Arthur VitelloDennys Hickey
Pamela McCoy
8 October 1988 (1988-10-08)
The Ghostbusters trap a foul-smelling, obnoxious ghost called "The Sleaze". Not heeding Ray's warning, Slimer accidentally lets The Sleaze out of the Containment Unit. Knowing the Ghostbusters will be back from a call, Slimer MUST get The Sleaze back into the Containment Unit before they return. With help from the Junior Ghostbusters, Slimer tries various schemes, including dressing as a woman, in order to recapture The Sleaze.
5a"Room at the Top"Arthur VitelloCharles Kaufman15 October 1988 (1988-10-15)
All Slimer wants is quiet, so he can read his new comic book. But with Peter snoring and Egon doing some experiments, the firehouse is way too noisy for some relaxing reading. Slimer decides to build himself a little shack on the firehouse roof, so he can have all the quiet he wants, but orange cat, Manx, is going to complicate things a bit.
5b"Tea But Not Sympathy"Arthur VitelloLen Janson
Chuck Menville
15 October 1988 (1988-10-15)
Manx fakes being sick, and Slimer has to baby-sit him as he causes havoc around the firehouse.
5c"Special Delivery"Arthur VitelloFloyd Norman
Leo Sullivan
15 October 1988 (1988-10-15)
Luigi asks Slimer to deliver a lavish spread for a party being held at Rafael's house, but Manx desires the food.
6a"Out with Grout"Arthur VitelloLen Janson
Chuck Menville
22 October 1988 (1988-10-22)
In an effort to stop Mr. Grout from bossing them around, Slimer and Bud get him a job at the Uptown Hotel. When Professor Dweeb becomes the new manager of the Hotel Sedgewick, Slimer and Bud do everything they can to get Mr. Grout back.
6b"Dr. Strangedog"Arthur VitelloTony Marino22 October 1988 (1988-10-22)
Slimer receives a "Super Duper Spy Kit" from a cereal company. He goes out for trouble and finds it. He overhears a mad scientist dog through a storm drain. Dr. Strangedog plans to turn humans into dogs' servants. Slimer must stop him, but a huge guard dog stands in his way.
9a"The Dirty Half-Dozen[n 32]"Arthur VitelloTemple Mathews29 October 1988 (1988-10-29)
Ghoullem and Zugg, the ghost gangsters from "Scareface", return from the South Pole to get revenge on Slimer. They put the Ghostbusters to sleep with a sleepwalking potion, and Slimer is the only one who can rescue them (which is just what Ghoullem and Zugg want). However, Slimer doesn't go unprepared, as he gets all his friends to help him.
9b"Movie Madness"Arthur VitelloRobert Davenport29 October 1988 (1988-10-29)
Slimer helps Bud clean the movie theater to get into his favorite movie for free. It's all but a pleasant monster movie – there's gummed-up seats, Professor Dweeb, and the movie monster.
7a"Slimer's Silly Symphony"Arthur VitelloDon Dougherty5 November 1988 (1988-11-05)
After going to a symphony with Slimer, Egon decides to give him a conductor's baton. This inspires Slimer to start (and conduct) his own symphony, with a little help from his friends. But Professor Dweeb crashes the party and makes things a little "bouncy" for Slimer.
7b"Little Green Sliming Hood"Arthur VitelloBob Forward5 November 1988 (1988-11-05)
To stop Slimer from watching TV before bed, Peter convinces him to listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Slimer imagines himself as Little Green Sliming Hood with his friends in the story. Professor Dweeb is the scientific Big Bad Wolf and Elizabeth is the Little Bad Wolf, Chilly as the hippest grandma, and Peter as the hunter.
7c"Monkey See, Monkey Don't"Arthur VitelloMichael C. Gross
Ted Mann
5 November 1988 (1988-11-05)
Slimer has a run-in with the cops.
8a"Beach Blanket Bruiser"Arthur VitelloPat Allee
Ben Hurst
12 November 1988 (1988-11-12)
Bruiser tries to stop Slimer, who is sneaking into the beach.
8b"Class Clown"Arthur VitelloFrancis Moss12 November 1988 (1988-11-12)
When Donald loses some scripts, Slimer flies to his school to give them back to him, but not after having a few encounters with Mrs. Stone, the school's tough guard.
8c"Dog Days"Arthur VitelloFloyd Norman, Leo Sullivan12 November 1988 (1988-11-12)
Slimer helps Fred pass obedience school.
11a"Up Close and Too Personal"Arthur VitelloBob Forward19 November 1988 (1988-11-19)
Slimer uses his video camera to capture Manx in some rather embarrassing moments, much to Manx's dismay. When Slimer uses his camera to film a commercial for Luigi, Manx gets a revenge.
11b"Sweet Revenge"Arthur VitelloCharles Kaufman19 November 1988 (1988-11-19)
While Slimer is out trick-or-treating, Professor Dweeb (who is dressed up in a Slimer costume) has to deal with Slimer's chores and some ghosts who want revenge on Slimer.
12a"Rainy Day Slimer"Arthur VitelloDennys McCoy
Pamela Hickey
26 November 1988 (1988-11-26)
Since Slimer can't go to the amusement park because it's raining outside, he draws pictures of the amusement park and enters them to have a pretend visit to the park.
12b"Slimer & the Beanstalk"Arthur VitelloDon Dougherty26 November 1988 (1988-11-26)
As Peter reads Slimer the bedtime story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Slimer imagines himself and his friends in the story.
12c"Space Case"Arthur VitelloTony Marino26 November 1988 (1988-11-26)
Slimer gives a vacationing space alien a tour of the city.
10a"Show Dog Showdown"Arthur VitelloLen Janson
Chuck Menville
3 December 1988 (1988-12-03)
Slimer and Fred enter a dog show in an effort to win food, competing against Dweeb and Elizabeth.
10b"The Not-So-Great Outdoors"Arthur VitelloLen Janson
Chuck Menville
3 December 1988 (1988-12-03)
While on a camping trip, Slimer and Chilly encounter some mischief-loving rabbits.
10c"Unidentified Sliming Object"Arthur VitelloPat Allee
Ben Hurst
3 December 1988 (1988-12-03)
Two spacemen mistaking Slimer for a typical Earthling capture him and take him to their home.

Crossover special (1990)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
U.K. air date
Cartoon All-Stars to the RescueDirected by: Milton Gray
Marsh Lamore
Bob Shellhorn
Mike Svayko
Supervising director: Karen Peterson
Duane Poole
Tom Swale
21 April 1990 (1990-04-21)22 June 1990
Michael, a young teenage boy, is using marijuana and stealing his father's beer. His younger sister, Corey, is constantly worried about him because he started acting differently. When her piggy bank goes missing, her cartoon tie-in toys come to life to help her find it. After discovering it in Michael's room along with his stash of drugs, the cartoon characters (one of whom is Slimer) proceed to work together and take him on a fantasy journey to teach him the risks and consequences a life of drug abuse can bring.

Sony DVD release


From July 5 to September 6, 2016, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have released most of the series (approximately 80% complete) in 10 volumes. A total of 29 episodes are missing throughout this release of the series, leaving all seasons incomplete with the exception of Season 4. Season 7, as well as the Slimer! sub-series, is omitted entirely.

The Real Ghostbusters home video releases
Season Episodes Years active Completed/
Release dates
Region 1
1 13 1986 Incomplete Volume 1: July 5, 2016
Episodes: Entire season included, excluding: "Slimer, Come Home" (ep. missing: 1)
2 65 1987 Volume 2: July 5, 2016
Episodes: "Knock, Knock" – "Cry Uncle" • "Night Game" – "A Fright at the Opera" (ep. missing: 1)

Volume 3: July 5, 2016
Episodes: "Doctor, Doctor" – "You Can't Take It With You"

Volume 4: July 5, 2016
Episodes: "No One Comes to Lupusville" – "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"

Volume 5: July 5, 2016
Episodes: "Apocalypse—What, Now?" – "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral"

Volume 6: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Ghostbuster of the Year" – "The Devil to Pay"

Volume 7: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Slimer, Is That You?" – "Captain Steel Saves the Day" • "Egon's Dragon" – "The Hole in the Wall Gang" (ep. missing: 1)

3 13 1987 Volume 7: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Baby Spookums" – "Once Upon a Slime" • "Sticky Business" (ep. missing: 1)

Volume 8: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Halloween II 1/2" – "The Grundel" • "The Copycat" – "Transylvanian Homesick Blues"(ep. missing: 1)

4 8 1988 Completed Volume 8: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "The Joke's on Ray" – "Standing Room Only"

Volume 9: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Robo-Buster" – "The Brooklyn Triangle"

5 21 1989 Incomplete Volume 9: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Trading Faces" • "Elementary My Dear Winston" • "Partners in Slime" • "Three Men and an Egon" • "If I Were a Witch Man", "Jailbusters" • "Future Tense"

Volume 10: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "The Halloween Door" • "The Ghostbusters! Live, from Al Capone's Tomb!" (ep. missing: 3)

6 16 1990 Volume 10: September 6, 2016
Episodes: "Janine, You've Changed" • "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks" • "Mean Green Teen Machine" • "The Slob" • "Afterlife in the Fast Lane" • "Stay Tooned" • "Busters in Toyland" • "The Magnificent Five"
(ep. missing: 17)


  1. ^ a b "Slimer, Is That You?" was written for the syndicated season, but produced and aired in the second network season. "Transylvania Homesick Blues" was written for the second network season and switched places during production with "Slimer, Is That You?", airing in syndication and resulting in the use of Season 1 character designs.
  2. ^ During this seasons' hour-long block, two or three Slimer! shorts were shown, with an episode of The Real Ghostbusters, rerun or debut airing, sandwiched in between.
  3. ^ During this season, the hour-long block would feature either a 14- minute episode of The Real Ghostbusters, a 21-minute episode, and a 7-minute Slimer! short rerun, or two 21-minute episodes of the former.
  4. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and "Something's Going Around", aired alongside a rerun of the Slimer! short "Room at the Top".
  5. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and "Elementary My Dear Winston", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  6. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and "Partners in Slime", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  7. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood", aired alongside a rerun of the Slimer! short "Quickslimer Messenger Service".
  8. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of a previous season episode.
  9. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Troll Bridge", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  10. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of "Camping It Up".
  11. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Loathe Thy Neighbor", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  12. ^ First aired as a prime-time special.[1]
  13. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of a previous season episode.
  14. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and "Future Tense", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  15. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Flip Side", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  16. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of a previous season episode, aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  17. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of a previous season episode.
  18. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of a previous season episode, aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  19. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Standing Room Only", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  20. ^ 14-minute episode. This, and a rerun of "Xmas Marks the Spot", aired alongside a rerun of a Slimer! short.
  21. ^ The hour-long block now consisted of two full-length episodes of The Real Ghostbusters.
  22. ^ Either this or "Very Beast Friends" originally aired alongside a rerun of "Baby Spookums".
  23. ^ "Deja Boo" aired in both hour-long and half-hour-long versions. Both versions tell the same story. The half-hour version contains flashbacks from "The Copycat", "Halloween II 1/2" and "Sticky Business". In the hour-long version, flashbacks from "The Two Faces of Slimer" are also shown. The half-hour version was paired up with an encore airing of "The Slob".
  24. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of "Ghosts 'R Us".
  25. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of the Primetime special "The Halloween Door".
  26. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
  27. ^ Either this or "My Left Fang" originally aired alongside a rerun of "Baby Spookums".
  28. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of "The Bogeyman is Back".
  29. ^ Aired alongside a rerun of "Sticky Business".
  30. ^ The show was now scaled back to a half-hour.
  31. ^ This segment, and a repeat of "A Mouse in the House" (without "A" in the title), were shown alongside a rerun of "Slimer, Is That You?".
  32. ^ This and "Movie Madness" were shown alongside a rerun of "Halloween II 1/2".


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