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"The Halloween Door"

Production #198000
Season 4, Episode 15

Aired: Sunday October 29, 1989
on ABC

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
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Synopsis: A man who wants to get rid of Halloween risks breaking an old covenant between humans and demons.


Guest Stars
  • Rodger Bumpass [Louis Tully, Fairweather, Crowd]
  • Brian O'Neal [Boogaloo]
  • Michael Rye [Crowley, Voice]

Regular Cast Incidentals
  • Dave Coulier [Kid, Harpies]
  • Buster Jones [Kid, Crowd]
  • Maurice LaMarche [Crowd, Newscaster]
  • Kath Soucie [Lynn Stacy, Woman/Lady With Baby, Emma/Girl]
  • Frank Welker [Kid, Harpies]

Fun Facts
  • Title Reference: A reference to a plot point of opening a door to the other side on Halloween.
  • The voice actors were recorded on June 14, July 5, and September 19, 1989. Michael Rye recorded on July 5, 1989. Frank Welker recorded on September 19, 1989.
  • Originally broadcast on ABC on Sunday October 29, 1989 at 7:30 PM Eastern/Pacific, in between an episode of Free Spirit (the Corine Bohrer series about a witch serving as the housekeeper to a single man and his kids - with a pre-famous Alyson Hannigan) and the television movie The Final Days (about the end of Richard Nixon's presidency). This is the only episode of The Real Ghostbusters to air in primetime.
  • This episode has a special opening sequence in which footage from the regular opening is edited with footage from the episode, with footage from the original promo pilot, and with a few shots from "Something's Going Around". The end credits are special as well: they run over footage from the episode.
  • When this episode originally aired as a primetime special, the title was shown on a special screen while an announcer's voice told that "we will return" or "we now return". A title was added over the episode itself when it was reshown Saturday morning on ABC. In some later repeat syndication airings, no episode title is shown because they use the primetime version, but omit the special title screen.
  • It should be noted that the different beginning & end title sequences and the different or no episode title screens were done by the stations that aired the episode over the years, not by DIC & Columbia Pictures Television -- so I don't consider them as different versions. The only TRUE version of this episode is the one ABC originally broadcast in primetime.
  • The bad guy's name is Crowley, which is a reference to Aleister Crowley - a demonologist/occultist in the early part of this century. A rather scummy guy, in fact.
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man can be seen during the "Bugaloo's Back In Town" sequence.
  • Brian O'Neal, the voice of Boogaloo, was one of the members of the music group The Bus Boys -- the group who sang the song "Cleanin' Up The Town" from the movie "Ghostbusters" (the song is on the soundtrack album).

Multimedia
Music

Touching Old Magic -- performed by The Ghostbusters

Boogaloo's Back In Town -- performed by Boogaloo

Touching Old Magic (Instrumental with Sound Effects)

Boogaloo's Back In Town (Instrumental with Sound Effects)

Touching Old Magic

When the sun goes down and the night grows cold
And the wind is whistling through the trees

It's a celebration
Running through the nation
Dancing and rocking on Halloween

Can you feel the magic movin'?
See the moon shining bright
There's thunder in the streets
Wonder in the shadows
We gonna be rockin' all the night

Touching old magic
Touching old magic
Touching old magic
We call it Halloween

Take the stars
In your hand
Don't be afraid of the night
Tell the old familiar stories
Mystery burning bright

Let the magic shine inside you
Let the darkness have no hold
Let the innocence survive
Let the wonder serve to make you bold

Touching old magic
Touching old magic
Touching old magic
We call it Halloween

What do we call it?
I believe we're calling it Halloween this year, Ray
Boogaloo's Back In Town

We've hit the big time
It's time again and we're feeling fine
It's our world
You know you better believe it
So look around, look around, look around, look around

Hold on
Time for destruction
Hold on
For your instruction
It's all gonna change now
That Boogaloo is back in town

Ok, you little kids, get this
Everything you see destroyed
The world is just a toy
Let the sky explode
The night winds are blowin' cold

I want to pulverize, disseminate
And if it stands, annihilate
I want to raise, smash, crash, break
Oh, it's fun to devastate

Now that the waiting time is done
Look at the havoc you've created, but we've won
It took two thousand years
But Boogaloo is back in town
Yeah, Boogaloo's back in town
Get up

Ok, listen to this
You say we don't get it
How can people still forget it?
But thanks for all of your assistance
Nothing pays off like persistance

Everything you see destroyed
The world is just a toy
Let the sky explode
The night winds are blowin' cold

I want to pulverize, disseminate
And if it stands, annihilate
I'm gonna raise, smash, crash, break
Oh, it's fun to devastate

Hold on
Time for destruction
Hold on
For your instruction
It's all gonna change now
That Boogaloo is back in town

He's back in town
Boogaloo
Boogaloo is back in town

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Primetime Title Screen
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Primetime End Credits
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