|"Venkman's Ghost Repellers"
Season 1-Syndicated, Episode 9
Aired: Tuesday October 20, 1987
Writer: Richard Mueller
In his first appearance, Peter's con man father sells ponchos that supposedly repel ghosts. Unfortunately, they don't work on the crew members of a ship sucked into the New Jersey Parallelogram.
- Title Reference: In the episode "Venkman's Ghost Repellers" was the name of the product Peter's father was selling.
- There are two versions of this episode which each feature different background music when the Ghostbusters save Peter's dad. One version features standard series music, whereas "Hometown Hero" performed by Tahiti (from the soundtrack album) is played in the other version. For more information and multimedia, see the Alternate Episodes page.
- This is set before "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", which is clearly set before "Cold Cash and Hot Water".
- Series regular Lorenzo Music is the voice of Peter's dad.