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Scareface
13a
Air Date Number 31
Episode Number Dvd 13a
Written By Charles Kaufman
Date First Aired 04/01/1989
Season Aired Season 1
On Boxset Vol. 5, Disc 4

In Scareface, the Sedgewick Hotel gets more than it bargained for when Goolem and Zugg arrive, prompting Slimer to disguise himself as Scareface.[1]

CastEdit

Slimer

Sedgewick Ghosts

Morris Grout

Bud

Goolem

Zugg

Scareface

Scareface's Barber

EquipmentEdit

Ghost Travel Guide

ItemsEdit

Dumbell Dude

LocationsEdit

Sedgewick Hotel

PlotEdit

Slimer arrived at the Sedgewick Hotel and high-fived a ghost on his way out. A couple complained to the manager, Morris Grout, at the registration desk about a ghost coming from the 13th floor. Morris assured them there were no ghosts and no 13th floor at the Sedgewick. Slimer sneaked behind Morris and made faces at the couple. The couple jumped into their suitcases and ran off in terror. Morris thought it was an act and refused to acknowledge their claims as fact. Slimer went up the vents and bumped into Bud at the dining hall. Bud allowed Slimer to eat the leftover food as he bused the tables. Slimer rang a vent and several ghosts converged on the dining hall. They passed by Morris. He chalked it up as his imagination playing tricks.

Elsewhere in the city, two ghosts named Goolem and Zugg manifested. They were on vacation. Zugg inquired where they were going to stay. Goolem got out his copy of Ghost Travel Guide and pointed to a Sedgewick Hotel. Though it was rated at three shrieks, Zugg thought the hotel looked like a dump. Back at the Sedgewick, Bud passed by Morris while reading the big summer issue of the Dumbell Dude comic book. Morris admonished Bud while all the ghosts partied up on the 13th floor. Bud was stationed in the elevator as Goolem and Zugg came inside. They asked for the 13th floor but Bud told them it didn't exist. Goolem blasted the button panel and they arrived at a brick wall marked "13." They phased through the brick wall. As they entered a room, Slimer slimed them. Goolem was not pleased by the current state of things and declared he was taking over on authority of Scareface, Public Entity Number One. Goolem ordered them to start scaring people but Slimer objected.

The other ghosts were too intimidated and Goolem blasted Slimer out of the room. Slimer cooled off his tail in a fish bowl then cried and left the hotel. The ghosts scared patrons all over the hotel. They quickly left the hotel to Morris and Bud's surprise. Goolem was starting to feel comfortable and mused he and Zugg should stay. Several ghosts ran in and announced Scareface arrived. It was Slimer in disguise. Goolem and Zugg greeted Scareface. He revealed they were being promoted and transferred to the South Pole. Though it would take 200 years to completely haunt, Goolem was pleased with the assignment. Meanwhile, in the city, a sidewalk exploded and the real Scareface arrived. His barber finished up a trim and asked for a tip. Scareface reduced him to ashes. The barber gathered himself and left with his shop back to the etheric plane. Zugg informed Goolem he didn't think that was Scareface since the boss never slimed anyone. Goolem soon realized it was Slimer.

Bud took Scareface to the 13th floor. Scareface, however, was annoyed Bud wasn't scared of him. Goolem mistook Scareface for Slimer and started messing him up. Goolem ignored Zugg and stopped when he also saw Slimer. Goolem tried to apologize but ran away. Scareface blasted him as he flew out the hotel. Scareface spoke to Slimer. After he complemented Slimer's fashion sense, Scareface congratulated Slimer and ordered him to keep running things as is. Scareface left the hotel, pulling Zugg along. The ghosts cheered on Slimer for his help.

TriviaEdit

  • This episode was originally going to be a 30 minute pilot but it was shortened to 14 minutes.[2]
  • This episode reveals there are other ghosts at the Sedgewick Hotel and they are friends with Slimer. They are shown be benign compared to other entities encountered in The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer!.
  • Mr. Grout's full name is Morris P. Grout.
  • Series regular Alan Oppenheimer is the voice of Goolem. Parts of his Goolem voice are similar to his voice for the character Prime Evil in the "Filmation's Ghostbusters" animated series.
  • This was Goolem's first encounter with Scareface.[3]
  • Bud's comic has a DiC label. DiC Entertainment produced The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer!.
  • Prior to this episode, Scareface hadn't been to New York in 100 years. [4]
  • Scareface doesn't slime anyone. [5]


Animation ErrorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 46. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  2. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 46. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  3. Goolem (2009). Slimer!- "Scareface" (1989) (DVD ts. 10:19-10:21). Time Life Entertainment.
  4. Scareface (2009). Slimer!- "Scareface" (1989) (DVD ts. 11:54-11:58). Time Life Entertainment.
  5. Zugg (2009). Slimer!- "Scareface" (1989) (DVD ts. 12:50-12:53). Time Life Entertainment.


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