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King Todd [1] [2] is an Egyptian king who is famous for cursing his treasure. [3]

HistoryEdit

King Todd and his cursed treasure was on display in the mid-1940s in museum in New York City. The treasure was stolen by an infamous thief named Blackie. He concealed it underground near Company 93's firehouse, but he was soon transmogrified by the curse. [4] [5]

In the mid-1980s, Blackie manifested. Blackie's nemesis Phillip Spade also manifested and eventually recruited help from the Ghostbusters. They stole the treasure and raced to the museum. If they returned the treasure to King Todd's exhibit, the curse would be lifted. The display was nowhere in sight but Egon Spengler deduced it would be archived downstairs in the basement. When Blackie caught up to them, Peter Venkman picked up the treasure chest himself and tossed it into King Todd's sarcophagus. Blacky reverted to normal and dispersed with Spade. [6]

TriviaEdit

  • Todd may be a reference to the ancient Egyptian city named Tod. The Tod Treasure is not cursed and contained Saite (26th Dynasty) bronze figures of Osiris.[7][8]
  • The picture of King Todd reminded Peter of a girl he once knew in high school.[9] This could be an allusion to Hatshepsut, an ancient Egyptian woman famous for ruling Egypt while pretending to be male.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 8:21-8:24). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "You mean the story on the theft of King Todd's treasure from the museum?"
  2. McCoy, Dennys and Hickey, Pamela (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Three Disc Five, "The Long, Long, Long, Long, Etc. Goodbye" Script p. 15. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  3. Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 9:37-9:39). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "You mean the story of the cursed treasure of King Todd?"
  4. Phillip Spade (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:38-14:52). Time Life Entertainment. Spade says: "It all started about 40 years ago. I had been hired to protect the King Todd exhibit on loan to the museum. They found a lot of jewels in 'ol King Todd's tomb. Cursed jewels they said."
  5. Phillip Spade (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:06-16:10). Time Life Entertainment. Spade says: "The curse changed Blackie. He became the Guardian of King Todd's treasure."
  6. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:43-16:50). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "All we have to do is get King Todd's treasure, return it to the sarcophagus, and the curse should be broken."
  7. Tour Egypt Tod Temple article
  8. Tour Egypt Tod article
  9. Peter Venkman (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye" (1987) (DVD ts. 09:44-09:46). Time Life Entertainment.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

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