Dr. Cleese was one of the staff who presided over Janosz Poha. Cleese was disappointed when Janosz had a full-fledged break just as he was close to becoming a productive member of society again. Cleese was unaware Janosz allowed himself to become possessed by Idulnas in order to protect his family from recrimination. He went to visit Janosz in his room to ask him about the design he painted on the wall that kept bleeding through each new paint job. Janosz went into a rant about damning four to save two. Cleese exited Janosz' room and returned to his office. He called the Ghostbusters after hearing about them on the radio. Cleese spoke with Kylie Griffin and asked for a consultation regarding Janosz and his arcane design. Kylie scheduled an appointment for the next day in the afternoon.
Dr. Cleese met Kylie and showed her to some of Janosz' paintings. She confirmed his suspicions were right and they were basically bad mojo. Cleese was still surprised Kylie was the Ghostbuster who came to consult. When Cleese inquired how old she was and if she knew how to use the equipment, Kylie told him off and demanded to be taken to see Janosz.
- Dr. Cleese is visually based on Doctor McCatheter's human form from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Something's Going Around"
- Dr. Cleese was named by Erik Burnham based on the 1980s movie "A Fish Called Wanda," written by and co-starring John Cleese. 
- ↑ Dr. Cleese (2013). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #2" (2013) (Comic p.18). Dr. Cleese says: "Hello, this is Dr. Cleese over at Parkview."
- ↑ Erik Burnham Tumblr New Ghostbusters 2 Commentary