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The Mean Green Teen Machine [3] are a trio of teenage reptilian ghosts that like pizza.

HistoryEdit

Led by Guggenheim, the Mean Green Teen Machine took a vacation and caused havoc in New York eating pizza and sliming everything. [4] [5] The Ghostbusters attempted to trap them at a pizza parlor, in Midtown traffic, and Washington Square Arch, but they kept on failing. The ghosts were too fast and dodged almost every blast. [6] When they confined one ghost, the other two ran interference and freed their comrade.

Later, the four weary Ghostbusters use Egon's Alpha Wave Generator, a device that records dreams, to compose their thoughts until the next time they saw the ghosts. The three ghosts saw the Ghostbusters and entered the Alpha Wave Generator. They then messed with the Ghostbusters' dreams in an attempt to get revenge and have an endless supply of pizza to gorge on. Slimer inadvertently reunited the Ghostbusters after getting too close to the machine. Egon defeated them by giving them a giant pizza and activating a trap hidden under it when they began to eat it. Even though they were trapped in the Ghostbusters' dreams, they were somehow put into the Containment Unit after the Ghostbusters woke up. The Mean Green Teen Machine were among the ghosts who were freed when Foul Grungy opened the unit.

PersonalityEdit

They like to cause trouble and like pizza a lot.

TriviaEdit

  • The Mean Green Teen Machines are a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is rather interesting since the Ghostbusters and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a lot in common:
    • Both are groups of four
    • Both franchises debuted in 1984
    • Both had an intellectual member (Egon Spengler and Donatello) on their team as well as a childlike member who was irresponsible (Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Michelangelo)
    • Both franchises also had at least two cartoon shows.
    • Also, the TMNT 1987 cartoon episode Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Zach and the Alien Invaders, there was a team of exterminators called the Bugbusters, an homage to the Ghostbusters.
    • Both were at the time this was airing were competing in the 9 cst/10 pst slot. CBS had TMNT and ABC had RGB.
  • Trivia from the Time Life booklet revealed one of the two unnamed ghosts was named Chicoloni. [7]

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eatock, James and Mangels, Andy (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Booklet, p. 37. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "Cam Clarke guest stars as the voice of Guggenheim, as does Anderson Wong as Chicoloni."
  2. Eatock, James and Mangels, Andy (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Booklet, p. 37. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "Cam Clarke guest stars as the voice of Guggenheim, as does Anderson Wong as Chicoloni."
  3. Mean Green Teen Machine (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mean Green Teen Machine" (1990) (DVD ts. 01:22-01:26). Time Life Entertainment. Mean Green Teen Machine says: "We're the Mean Green Teen Machine!"
  4. Mean Green Teen Machine (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mean Green Teen Machine" (1990) (DVD ts. 01:30-01:32). Time Life Entertainment. Guggenheim says: "There it is dudes, our dream vacation spot - New York."
  5. Mean Green Teen Machine (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mean Green Teen Machine" (1990) (DVD ts. 08:11-08:13). Time Life Entertainment. Unnamed Ghost says: "Guggenheim, help!"
  6. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Mean Green Teen Machine" (1990) (DVD ts. 04:19-04:21). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Wow, these guys are quick."
  7. Eatock, James and Mangels, Andy (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Booklet, p. 37. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "Cam Clarke guest stars as the voice of Guggenheim, as does Anderson Wong as Chicoloni."


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