Wikia

Ghostbusters Wiki

Egon's Ghost

Talk0
4,604pages on
this wiki
Egon's Ghost
073
Air Date Number 024
Episode Number Dvd 073
Production Number 76060
Written By Michael Reaves
Date First Aired 09/28/1987
Season Aired Season 2
On Boxset Vol. 3, Disc 2

In Egon's Ghost, when Egon is accidentally zapped by one of his own inventions on a bust, he becomes, for all intents and purposes, a ghost. Can the Ghostbusters build a replacement before Egon fades into oblivion? [1]

CastEdit

Egon Spengler

Peter Venkman

Ray Stantz

Winston Zeddemore

Arzun

Slimer

Janine Melnitz

Granny Candy

Gobbler

Little Dinosaur Ghost

Ballroom Ghost

Subway Ghost Trio

Conjoined Ghost

Haunted Blimp

Dancing Specters

Terror Dog

Heironymus

Thon

Imprisoned Demons

Tolay

EquipmentEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Trap

Destabilizer

P.K.E. Meter

Ecto-1

Ecto Goggles

Electrical Gloves

Ecto-2

Molecular Phase Amplifier

Displacement Wristwatch

LocationsEdit

Firehouse

Granny's Yum Yum Candy

Netherworld

Tolay's Keep

PlotEdit

The Ghostbusters fought against Arzun, a demon from the Netherworld, high atop what was left of a building section. Egon waited as the others blasted Arzun. Ray threw out a Ghost Trap and gave Egon the signal. Egon ran closer to Arzun and fired his Destabilizer rifle. However, a powerful blast from Arzun overpowered the beam and sent it back to Egon and he was vaporized. The others quickly confined and trapped Arzun. They ran to Egon and only his equipment was left. At the Firehouse, Slimer played music using a portion of his abdomen to which Janine found disgusting. The guys arrived and delivered the bad news.

However, they heard Egon's voice and saw him standing in the opposite side of the garage bay. Janine ran up to hug him but she goes right through him. The energy backlash destabilized Egon's molecular structure - a complete proto-ectoplasmic conversion. Egon was a ghost. Basically. At Ray's suggestion, Egon attempted to solidify and grab something but it didn't work out. Egon then asserted the destabilization process was continuing and he had 24 hours before he discorporated completely.

In Egon's lab, everyone was huddled around Ray as he made some projections. Ray declared they could construct a Molecular Phase Amplifier to save Egon. It had a projected cost of $78,632. Everyone was deflated by the news. Janine reminded them their cash flow was not doing well at the moment. Peter countered it was time make some more money.

The Ghostbusters investigated Granny's Yum Yum Candy factory for a ghost that was ruining Granny Candy's production schedule. While Egon sensed for the ghost's location, it burst out of some boxes. Peter was knocked onto a conveyor belt and hit in the face with chocolate. Ray and Winston accidentally shot a syrup vat and were caught up in the stuff. Egon sneaked up on the ghost and spooked him. The ghost took off and Ray trapped him as he passed over. As the guys celebrated, Egon moaned in pain. Time was running out. The guys proceeded to more busts - a little dinosaur ghost, a purple ghost in a ballroom, a trio of ghosts haunting a subway train, a conjoined ghost, a haunted blimp, and a disco full of dancing ghosts.

As Ray put the finishing touches on the Molecular Phase Amplifier, Egon began to fully discorporate. Ray blasted him with the Amplifier but it didn't work and Egon vanished. Ray took P.K.E. readings and realized Egon was still alive, just that the Amplifier ray reversed the polarity of the neutron flow in Egon's disintegrating wave structure. As a result, Egon was shifted to the Netherworld. Ray asserted there was no way they could cross over and save Egon since the Netherworld was on another dimensional plane. Janine "convinced" Ray to try harder to think of a way.

Ray reworked the Amplifier to send the three of them to the Netherworld, but for only an hour. Once time was up, Ray's wristwatch was set to bring back four spirits to the physical plane. Once the trio arrived, Ray cautioned Peter not to fire the Particle Thrower or risk blowing up the interdimensional structure the space-time continuum. Ray then led the search with a P.K.E. Meter attuned to Egon's ethereal vibrations. After a long walk, the guys stopped off at a tree to rest. This awoke a gigantic Terror Dog. As the guys ran for it, Peter learned the Particle Thrower functioned normally. Meanwhile, Ray was cornered by the Terror Dog. Peter blasted it from behind and the dog retreated. Ray looked around and found his P.K.E. Meter, smashed to bits and pieces.

As the guys pondered their next move, a human approached them. He introduced himself as Heironymus and commended them for their magic. They asked Heironymus if he saw Egon. Heironymus revealed he did and agreed to take them to Egon in Tolay's Keep in exchange for a favor. Ray agreed and they all set off. Heironymus led them to a hidden passage and took them to the keep's prison. While on the way, Heironymus revealed he was in the Netherworld since 1690. When he tried to summon Arzun and Tolay to do his bidding, they dragged him to the Netherworld. At his query, the Ghostbusters informed him of how the world changed since then. Suffice to say, Heironymus was puzzled by the advent of flying machines, moon landings, and computer dating services. Eventually, they found Egon and freed him.

The reunion was cut short when Tolay and his army of Thons appeared. The Ghostbusters and Heironymus ran for it but came to a stop at a cliff. With time winding down, the Ghostbusters kept the Thons at bay. Each volunteered to stay back in order to fulfill Heironymus' wish to go back to the real world. Touched by their camaraderie, Heironymus turned it down and admitted the world had changed too much. The Netherworld was his home now. Winston strapped his Proton Pack onto Heironymus and gave him a quick tutorial on operating it. The Ghostbusters teleported away as Heironymus wished them luck.

The Ghostbusters appeared back in Egon's lab. Janine ran up and kissed Egon, confirming he was solid again. They mused about what happened to Heironymus. Back in the Netherworld, Heironymus appeared to have tamed the Terror Dog with his Proton Pack.

TriviaEdit

  • The Molecular Phase Amplifier had a projected cost of $78,632. [2] [3]
  • Janine mistakes the Netherworld for the Netherlands, a European country. [4]
  • The Ecto Goggles are used by Ray and Winston during the bust montage.
  • Winston comments he hasn't seen a Terror Dog in a long time, most likely referencing the first movie. [5]
  • Heironymus tried to summon Arzun and Tolay in 1690 but was pulled into the Netherworld.[6]
  • Ray spoke the line "reversed the polarity of the neutron flow" twice in the episode. This is a quote from the third doctor in "Doctor Who." [7] [8]
  • At the end of the episode, Janine kisses Egon on the lips. She also did so on Extreme Ghostbusters in the episode "The Crawler"


Animation ErrorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 23. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  2. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 05:02-05:13). Time Life Entertainment.
  3. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 23. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  4. Janine Melnitz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 10:17-10:20). Time Life Entertainment.
  5. Winston Zeddemore (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 14:27-14:30). Time Life Entertainment.
  6. Heironymus (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 16:40-16:47). Time Life Entertainment.
  7. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 09:49-09:53). Time Life Entertainment.
  8. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "Egon's Ghost" (1986) (DVD ts. 17:29-17:30). Time Life Entertainment.


GalleryEdit

Episode Screen CapsEdit


Collages and EditsEdit


RGB DVD Boxset FeaturesEdit


Previous Episode Based on Next Episode
Dairy Farm Air Date Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster
Slimer, Is That You? DVD Order Captain Steel Saves the Day

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki