Dr. Bassingame [1] [2] is a fraudulent medium, that claimed to be able to talk with the spirits.


Dr. Bassingame made a name for himself in television as a spiritualist. Some saw past his deceit, like the Ghostbusters. [3] [4] Dr. Bassingame was hired by Ray's Aunt Lois to talk to spirits, and destroyed a whole room of her house when he angered the Domoviye. The Ghostbusters convinced Bassingame to drop his charges or else they'd release the Domoviye in his home. One of the Domoviye escaped capture and hitched a ride on Bassingame without his knowledge.

Some time later, he partnered with Jim Venkman and built the Containment Fence to hold Hob Anagarak and keep it docile, which didn't work. Bassingame built the Containment Fence based on Jim's initial measurements of the Hob. Once it grew to 30 feet, the containment failed. He and Jim were "volunteered" to take part in casting a spell to bind Hob once again. Bassingame was crucial to the ritual since he was the "sorcerer" who released the demon with an ancient book of spells. [5]


He shared the conman perspective and character of Jim Venkman (Peter Venkman's father). Unlike Jim, Bassingame could care less if his "services" caused any harm, and was only interested in getting money for what he was to do.



The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Aunt Lois (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Spirit of Aunt Lois" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:46-3:50). Time Life Entertainment. Aunt Lois says: "So I called in a specialist... Dr. Bassingame."
  2. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Cold Cash and Hot Water" (1987) (DVD ts. 11:57-12:04). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "The creature will be kept in special containment designed by the imminent spiritualist, Dr. Bassingame."
  3. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Spirit of Aunt Lois" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:51-3:56). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "That TV guy? He's a snake oil salesman. An out and out fake!"
  4. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Spirit of Aunt Lois" (1987) (DVD ts. 4:20-4:23). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I can't believe she's letting that quack into her house."
  5. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Cold Cash and Hot Water" (1987) (DVD ts. 18:35-18:37). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "One of the men must be the sorcerer who released the demon."
  6. Filmations Ghostbusters Wiki on Jake Kong Jr.



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