Ray Cougar managed Cheap Thrills until he encountered Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz. They contested the Rollerghoster ride infringed on the Ghostbusters trademark. Cougar asserted it was just a ride and the children loved it. He then had them thrown out of the carnival. However, Cougar soon discovered the ride was haunted for real. He tried to hire the Ghostbusters but Peter Venkman turned him down since it all sounded like a cheap publicity stunt.
In retaliation, Cougar reopened the ride and advertised it as a haunted attraction not even the Ghostbusters would touch. Things took a turn for the worse when animal spirits took over and ride and took 10 hostages. Cougar attempted to apologize to Egon but it was too little, too late. Janine, however, was open it getting one from Cougar.
- On page 11 of Ghostbusters Issue #8, Ray makes a non-canon cameo as one of the people waiting to cross the street.
- ↑ Ray Cougar (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Rollerghoster" (1987) (DVD ts. 08:00-08:04). Time Life Entertainment. Cougar says: "Dr. Venkman, my name is Ray Cougar. I have this little carnival..."
- ↑ Ray Cougar (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Rollerghoster" (1987) (DVD ts. 04:15-04:17). Time Life Entertainment. Cougar says: "I'm the manager, young fella."