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The Real Ghostbusters Animated TV Series had 7 active season. The show had an active run of 140 episodes, one of which was a TV Special. Writer credits were taken from screen caps intro cards, unless noted differently.

Unless otherwise noted, Air Dates were taken from Spook Central. Paul (webmaster for Spook Central) has noted that Air Dates are most likely incorrect. Noted issues are seasons 5 through 7.

SeasonsEdit

  • Season 1 of The Real Ghostbusters started off on Saturday mornings on ABC during 1986-87, and consisted of 30 minute format shows.
  • Season 2 of The Real Ghostbusters ran Syndicated on weekdays and were 30 minute format shows also, during 1987-88. Some stations would remain running the reruns for a few years, and later included episodes from seasons 1, 3, and 4.
  • Season 3 of the show saw serious changes in direction of the series. During early 1988 the show was changed to an hour format and the season 1 shows where shown along with season 3. However the episodes from season 1 had the voices of Lorenzo Music (Peter Venkman) and Laura Summer (Janine Melnitz) removed and replaced by Dave Coulier and Kath Soucie. In the new season 3 episodes, Slimer had a bigger role and went with the Ghostbusters on most of their jobs. His speech was more prevalent and understandable. Winston was portrayed as having a bigger role in maintaining the advanced mechanical devices instead of just maintaining the car as in previous seasons.
  • Season 4 was when the hour block was renamed "Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters". It was reformatted to a more kid-friendly show. Including two 15 minute long Slimer! slots and one 30 minute slot for a The Real Ghostbusters episode in the middle of them.
  • Season 5 had more changes to the show with Ghostbusters II in theaters that summer. The cartoon was re-tuned to fit with the movie. The most noticeable change was the addition of Louis Tully. The "Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters Format was changed to one 15 minute slot of The Real Ghostbusters, a 30 minute slot of The Real Ghostbusters, and a 15 minute Slimer! slot.
  • Season 6's programming block consisted of two 30 minute The Real Ghostbuster episodes, but the intro and show title remained "Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters." The intro music was updated to the new hard rock style version of Ray Parker, Jr. music. Sometimes this season is said to have the least likable music and animation effects, and many blame it for the end of the Animated Series.
  • Season 7 was the final season and only had four episodes. It was changed to a half hour block with one The Real Ghostbusters episode which was moved to the time slot 11/12 am. However, like season 6 the title of the show and intro was still "Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters".

Interestingly, while in the last season, ABC switched Hammertime with Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters putting it back at 9/10 am.[1]

EpisodesEdit

Key: S=Season(The season it aired in), #=Episode Number(That is from the Box Set), N=Name of Episode, L=Length, AD=Air Date, VD=Volume and Disc on RGB Box Set, WB=who Wrote the episode

S#NLADVDWB
0000The Real Ghostbusters Pilot0401986-06-01June 01, 1986 (N/A)0, 0Kevin Altieri,
Dan Riba
1001Ghosts R Us3001986-09-13September 13, 19861, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
1002Killerwatt3001986-09-20September 20, 19861, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
1003Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood3001986-09-27September 27, 19861, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
1004Slimer, Come Home3001986-10-04October 04, 19861, 1J. Michael Straczynski
1005Troll Bridge3001986-10-11October 11, 19861, 1Bruce Reid Schaefer
1006The Boogieman Cometh3001986-10-18October 18, 19861, 1Michael Reaves
1007Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream3001986-10-25October 25, 19861, 2J. Michael Straczynski
1008When Halloween Was Forever3001986-11-01November 01, 19861, 2J. Michael Straczynski
1009Look Homeward, Ray3001986-11-08November 08, 19861, 2Marc Scott Zicree
1010Take Two3001986-11-15November 15, 19861, 2J. Michael Straczynski
1011Citizen Ghost3001986-11-22November 22, 19861, 2J. Michael Straczynski
1012Janine's Genie3001986-12-06December 06, 19861, 2Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
1013Xmas Marks the Spot3001986-12-13December 13, 19861, 2J. Michael Straczynski
2014Knock, Knock3001987-11-06November 06, 19871, 3J. Michael Straczynski
2015Station Identification3001987-12-09December 09, 19871, 3Marc Scott Zicree
2016Play Them Ragtime Boos3001987-11-26November 26, 19871, 3Michael Reaves,
Steve Perry
2017Sea Fright3001987-11-10November 10, 19871, 3Arthur Byron Cover,
Lydia Marano
2018The Spirit of Aunt Lois3001987-11-09November 09, 19871, 3Richard Mueller
2019Cry Uncle3001987-11-12November 12, 19871, 3Bruce Reid Schaefer
2020Adventures in Slime and Space3001987-09-15September 15, 19871, 3David Gerrold
2021Night Game3001987-09-22September 22, 19871, 4Kathryn M. Drennan
2022Venkman's Ghost Repellers3001987-10-20October 20, 19871, 4Richard Mueller
2023The Old College Spirit3001987-11-27November 27, 19871, 4John Shirley
2024Ain't NASA-Sarily So3001987-11-17November 17, 19871, 4Craig Miller,
Mark Nelson
2025Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?3001987-09-24September 24, 19871, 4J. Michael Straczynski
2026A Fright at the Opera3001987-10-26October 26, 19871, 4Mark Edens
2027Doctor, Doctor3001987-10-13October 13, 19871, 4J. Michael Straczynski
2028Ghost Busted3001987-10-22October 22, 19871, 5Michael Reaves
2029Beneath These Streets3001987-11-25November 25, 19871, 5Richard Mueller,
Daniel Pitlik
2030Boo-Dunit3001987-10-30October 30, 19871, 5Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
2031Chicken, He Clucked3001987-10-19October 19, 19872, 1J. Michael Straczynski
2032Ragnarok and Roll3001987-09-16September 16, 19872, 1J. Michael Straczynski
2033Don't Forget the Motor City3001987-12-03December 03, 19872, 1Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
2034Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?3001987-10-28October 28, 19872, 1Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
2035Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?3001987-10-09October 09, 19872, 1Arthur Byron Cover,
Lydia Marano
2036Hanging By a Thread3001987-12-10December 10, 19872, 1Richard Mueller,
William Rotsler
2037You Can't Take it With You3001987-10-14October 14, 19872, 1Richard Mueller,
Durnie King
2038No One Comes to Lupusville3001987-10-05October 05, 19872, 2J. Michael Straczynski
2039Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin3001987-10-29October 29, 19872, 2Linda Woolverton
2040The Man Who Never Reached Home3001987-10-12October 12, 19872, 2Kathryn M. Drennan
2041The Collect Call of Cathulhu3001987-10-27October 27, 19872, 2Michael Reaves
2042Bustman's Holiday3001987-11-13November 13, 19872, 2Richard Mueller
2043The Headless Motorcyclist3001987-11-03November 03, 19872, 2Jean-Marc Lofficier(uncredited),
Randy Lofficier
2044The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic3001987-11-04November 04, 19872, 2J. Michael Straczynski
2045Egon on the Rampage3001987-12-08December 08, 19872, 3Marc Scott Zicree
2046Lights! Camera! Haunting!3001987-12-07December 07, 19872, 3Marc Scott Zicree
2047The Bird of Kildarby3001987-10-06October 06, 19872, 3Craig Miller,
Mark Nelson
2048Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster3001987-09-29September 29, 19872, 3Michael Reaves
2049Apocalypse - - What, Now?3001987-11-18November 18, 19872, 3Mark Edens,
Michael Edens
2050Lost and Foundry3001987-10-16October 16, 19872, 3Mark Edens
2051Hard Knight's Day3001987-11-30November 30, 19872, 3Bruce Reid Schaefer,
Steve Perrin
2052Cold Cash and Hot Water3001987-10-08October 08, 19872, 4Richard Mueller
2053The Scaring of the Green3001987-11-16November 16, 19872, 4Mark Edens,
Michael Edens
2054They Call Me MISTER Slimer3001987-09-18September 18, 19872, 4J. Michael Straczynski
2055Last Train to Oblivion3001987-11-24November 24, 19872, 4Mark Edens,
Michael Edens
2056Masquerade3001987-12-01December 01, 19872, 4Craig Miller,
Mark Nelson
2057Janine's Day Off3001987-09-14September 14, 19872, 4Michael Reaves,
Steve Perry
2058The Ghostbusters in Paris3001987-10-23October 23, 19872, 4Randy Lofficier
2059The Devil in the Deep3001987-12-04December 04, 19872, 5J.M. DeMatteis
2060Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral3001987-11-11November 11, 19872, 5Mark Edens
2061Ghostbuster of the Year3001987-10-01October 01, 19872, 5Mark Edens
2062Deadcon 13001987-12-02December 02, 19873, 1Mark Edens,
Michael Edens
2063The Cabinet of Calamari3001987-09-30September 30, 19873, 1Mark Edens,
Michael Edens,
Matt Edens (uncredited)
2064A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn3001987-11-20November 20, 19873, 1Mark Edens,
Michael Edens
2065The Revenge of Murray the Mantis3001987-11-02November 02, 19873, 1Richard Mueller
2066Rollerghoster3001987-09-23September 23, 19873, 1Richard Mueller
2067I Am the City3001987-11-23November 23, 19873, 1Richard Mueller
2068Moaning Stones3001987-11-05November 05, 19873, 1Steven Barnes
2069The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye3001987-10-07October 07, 19873, 2Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
2070Buster the Ghost3001987-09-21September 21, 19873, 2Robert Loren Fleming,
Keith Griffen
2071The Devil to Pay3001987-11-19November 19, 19873, 2Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
3072Slimer, Is That You?3001987-09-26September 26, 19873, 2J. Michael Straczynski
2073Egon's Ghost3001987-09-28September 28, 19873, 2Michael Reaves
2074Captain Steel Saves the Day3001987-09-17September 17, 19873, 2Michael Reaves,
Steve Perry
2075Victor the Happy Ghost3001987-10-15October 15, 19873, 2Michael Reaves
2076Egon's Dragon3001987-10-02October 02, 19873, 3Kathryn M. Drennan
2077Dairy Farm3001987-09-25September 25, 19873, 3Larry DiTillio
2078The Hole in the Wall Gang3001987-10-21October 21, 19873, 3David Gerrold
3079Baby Spookums3001987-09-12September 12, 19873, 3Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
3080It's a Jungle Out There3001987-09-19September 19, 19873, 3Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
3081The Bogeyman Is Back3001987-10-03October 03, 19873, 4Michael Reaves
3082Once Upon a Slime3001987-10-10October 10, 19873, 4Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
3083The Two Faces of Slimer3001987-10-17October 17, 19873, 4Michael Reaves
3084Sticky Business3001987-10-24October 24, 19873, 4Richard Mueller
3085Halloween II 1/23001987-10-31October 31, 19873, 4Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
3086Loathe Thy Neighbor3001987-11-07November 07, 19873, 4Michael Reaves
3087Big Trouble With Little Slimer3001987-11-21November 21, 19873, 4Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
3088The Copycat3001987-12-05December 05, 19873, 5Michael Reaves
3089Camping it Up3001987-12-12December 12, 19873, 5Michael Reaves
3090The Grundel3001987-11-14November 14, 19873, 5J. Michael Straczynski
2091Transylvanian Homesick Blues3001987-12-11December 11, 19873, 3Michael Reaves
4092Flip Side3001988-09-17September 17, 19883, 5Tony Marino
4093Poultrygeist3001988-09-24September 24, 19884, 1Duane Capizzi,
Steven Roberts
4094The Joke's on Ray3001988-09-10September 10, 19884, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
4095Standing Room Only3001988-10-08October 08, 19884, 1Richard Mueller
4096Robo-Buster3001988-10-15October 15, 19884, 1Francis Moss
4097Short Stuff3001988-10-22October 22, 19884, 1Richard Mueller
4098Follow That Hearse3001988-11-12November 12, 19884, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
4099The Brooklyn Triangle3001988-11-19November 19, 19884, 1Richard Mueller
5100Something's Going Around3001989-09-09September 09, 19894, 2Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
5101Three Men and an Egon3001989-09-16September 16, 19894, 2Joe Landon
5102Elementary My Dear Winston3001989-09-23September 23, 19894, 2Richard Mueller
5103If I Were a Witch Man3001989-09-30September 30, 19894, 2Charles Kaufman
5104Partners in Slime3001989-10-07October 07, 19894, 2Richard Mueller
5105Future Tense3001989-10-14October 14, 19894, 2Richard Mueller
5106Jailbusters3001989-10-21October 21, 19894, 2Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
5107The Ghostbusters Live! from Al Capone's Tomb!3001989-10-28October 28, 19894, 2J. Michael Straczynski
5108ATrading Faces1501989-11-18November 18, 19894, 3Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
5108BTranscendental Tourists1501989-11-18November 18, 19894, 3Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
5109ASurely You Joust1501989-11-25November 25, 19894, 3Tony Marino
5109BKitty-Cornered1501989-11-25November 25, 19894, 3Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
5110ASlimer's Curse1501989-12-02December 02, 19894, 3Richard Mueller
5110BTil Death Do Us Part1501989-12-02December 02, 19894, 3Pat Allee,
Ben Hurst
5111AIt's About Time1501989-12-09December 09, 19894, 3Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
5111BThe Ransom of Greenspud1501989-12-09December 09, 19894, 3Stan Phillips
5112ARevenge of the Ghostmaster1501989-12-16December 16, 19894, 3Richard Mueller
5112BLoose Screws1501989-12-16December 16, 19894, 3Pat Allee,
Ben Hurst
5113AVenk-Man!1501989-11-11November 11, 19894, 3Richard Mueller
5113BSlimer Streak1501989-12-23December 23, 19894, 3Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
5114The Halloween Door3001989-10-29October 29, 19894, 3J. Michael Straczynski
6115Russian About3001990-10-27October 27, 19904, 4J. Michael Straczynski
6116The Haunting of Heck House3001990-09-29September 29, 19904, 4J. Michael Straczynski
6117You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks3001990-09-15September 15, 19904, 4Larry DiTillio
6118Janine, You've Changed3001990-09-08September 08, 19904, 4J. Michael Straczynski
6119Mean Green Teen Machine3001990-10-06October 06, 19904, 4Jules Dennis
6120Spacebusters3001990-10-13October 13, 19904, 4Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
6121Guess What's Coming to Dinner3001990-11-24November 24, 19904, 4Jules Dennis
6122Very Beast Friends3001990-12-08December 08, 19904, 5Gordon Bressack
6123Ghostworld3001990-09-22September 22, 19904, 5Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
6124Afterlife in the Fast Lane3001990-11-17November 17, 19904, 5Tony Marino
6125The Slob3001990-11-03November 03, 19905, 1Pamela Hickey,
Dennys McCoy
6126Busters in Toyland3001990-12-15December 15, 19905, 1Mark McCorkle,
Bob Schooley
6127My Left Fang3001990-10-20October 20, 19905, 1Sean Roche
6128Stay Tooned3001990-12-01December 01, 19905, 1Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
6129The Magnificent Five3001990-12-22December 22, 19905, 1Sean Roche
6130Deja Boo6001990-11-10November 10, 19905, 1Chuck Menville (Archivist)
7131The Treasure of Sierra Tamale3001991-09-14September 14, 19915, 2Jules Dennis,
Richard Mueller
7132Not Now, Slimer!3001991-09-21September 21, 19915, 2Len Janson,
Chuck Menville
7133Attack of the B-Movie Monsters3001991-09-28September 28, 19915, 2Jules Dennis,
Richard Mueller
713420,000 Leagues Under the Street3001991-10-05October 05, 19915, 2Jules Dennis,
Richard Mueller

Intros, Bumpers, and CreditsEdit

The Real Ghostbusters was re-tooled three times during its six year run.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia:1991–1992 United States network television schedule (Saturday morning)

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