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In Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood, the Ghostbusters are called to rid sweet old Mrs. Roger's house of ghosts, but the granny isn't what she seems and Janine could be facing a demon in the headquarters...alone! [1]

CastEdit

Egon Spengler

Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Janine Melnitz

Slimer

Wat

Precious

Book Bat

Furnace Monster

Two Stone Lions

Demon in Picture

Dresser Ghosts

EquipmentEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Trap

P.K.E. Meter

Ecto-1

Containment Unit

Tobin's Spirit Guide

LocationsEdit

Long Island

Firehouse

Mrs. Roger's House

PlotEdit

An empty lot in a neighborhood overlooking the Statue of Liberty was suddenly occupied by a house the next morning. At the Firehouse, everyone was completely bored. There wasn't a call all week. Winston declared the Ghostbusters were too good and they caught everything. Egon agreed. The phone rang and everyone jumped to answer it. Janine revealed it was just her sister calling to give her a casserole recipe. The phone rang again. Ecto-1 departed but it was a haunted house. Peter was not as excited. The last five haunted houses were false emergencies. Winston was more optimistic. The address was 1313 13th Street. The P.K.E. Meter noted definite spectral activity and a major psychic force inside. The Meter heated up and shorted out.

Mrs. Rogers answered the door with her pet canary in a cage. As the Ghostbusters entered, a closet glows. Peter told Ray to drive Rogers back to headquarters for her own safety. Peter then went to his favorite part, writing up the bill. A demonic entity made faces at Winston. Haunted kitchenware reverted to normal when Egon entered the room. A door opened up and a voice said, "Wat." Peter was soon sucked in.

Egon consulted a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide and revealed Wat was the name of a dominant force in the underworld, the leader of a legion of demons, and planned to invade and conquer the living world. Back at the Firehouse, Janine gave Mrs. Rogers a tour. Slimer eyed some cookies but was terrified by Rogers' canary. Precious morphed into a monstrous orange bird and breathed flames at Slimer. Janine showed off the Containment Unit to Rogers and noted its new fail safe protective device. The device required the fingerprints and voice of the immediate staff in order to access the Unit. By immediate staff, Janine clarified only the four Ghostbusters and not her. Mrs. Rogers was deflated by the news.

Egon attempted to fix his P.K.E. Meter but it shorted out again. Ray couldn't get through to the others on the radio either. Ray was about to kick open a door but it opened and a large wave of ghosts moved along. After looking in Rogers' bedroom closet and taking readings, the Ghostbusters realized Mrs. Rogers was Wat. The house attacked them, it was all a trap. The furnace creeped toward them. Winston quickly told Ray to drop his Trap. The entity ate it and blew up. The explosion propeled the team back outside. The two lions attacked but Ray trapped them.

The Ghostbusters return to the Firehouse and looked around for Wat. Peter got pulled into the bathroom and was possessed by Wat. Peter/Wat and Precious entered the basement and prepared to open the Containment Unit. Janine, Slimer and the other Ghostbusters followed them into the basement. Egon's PKE meter indicated that Peter was possessed by Wat. Luckily, Peter attempted to fight back but Wat was too powerful for Peter to fight off with his willpower alone. Winston, without thinking, grabbed his particle thrower and tried to fire at Wat but everyone stopped Winston. Ray told Winston that they can't blast Wat without harming Peter at the same time. Egon got an idea and told the Ghostbusters to adjust their throwers; one to the electro-metabolic frequency of Peter and the other to Wat's exact frequency, that should pull Peter and Wat apart but if they mess up while doing it, Peter may literally go all to pieces. Precious attempted to stop them but Slimer kicked her aside. Janine tossed a Trap, pulling Precious in. Ray got another ready as Janine restored the Containment Unit to normal. Wat was pulled into a Trap and Peter was saved. At the same time, Mrs. Roger's house collapsed onto itself and was sucked into a chest. The chest then blew up and inverted itself. Peter declared he had it with haunted houses and was annoyed his hair was messed up. Slimer tried to help and slimed it. Peter was infuriated and chased Slimer around. The other Ghostbusters declared everything was back to normal.

QuotesEdit

  • Peter: (tries to flatten his hair down and fails)"See? I can't go out in public like this! My life is ruined!"
    (Slimer sympathizes with Peter, then gets an idea and butt-stomps on Peter's head, sliming his hair. Peter gets POed)
    Winston: "Hahaha! There you go, Peter! Lookin' good!"
    Ray: (Slimer panics as Peter advances on him) "Slimer was only trying to help, Peter!"
    Peter: (chases Slimer out of the basement) "Come back here, Slimer! When I get my hands on you...!"
    Egon: "Well, it looks like everything is back to normal."
    Peter: (chases Slimer through the streets) "SLIMEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!"

TriviaEdit

  • The title of this episode is a play on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," a famous children's television series starring the late Fred Rogers.
  • This episode is one of seven episodes from the early seasons to be re-dubbed with Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie. It was rebroadcast as part of season four. The second version was not included on the DVD. Multimedia samples can be found on Spook Central's Alternate Episodes page.
  • Just like the rest of the episodes of season 1, it uses a track from The Real Ghostbusters Soundtrack. This episode features the song "Don't Play Her Game."
  • Winston is able to build a house of cards. Egon, however, is able to build a CATHEDRAL of cards.
  • In the Storyboards on the Box Set, Ray throws a "Ecto-Gernade" (misspelled in storyboards) instead of the trap at the Furnace Monster.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 3. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  2. Rader,Brad (2009). The Real Ghostbusters- Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (1986) (Storyboards p. 134-135). CPT Holdings, Inc.


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