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"You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks"

Production #140-503
Season 5, Episode 3

Aired: Saturday September 15, 1990
on ABC

Writer: Larry DiTillio

Synopsis: The Ghostbusters are pulled through a magician's cabinet to a dimension where a spirit wants Ray to teach him magic tricks.

Guest Stars
  • Greg Burson [Gorgoni, Gorgar]
  • Louise Vallance [Carmen, Magician's Assistant]

Regular Cast Incidentals
  • Buster Jones [Thingies, Swami]
  • Maurice LaMarche [Strazinski]
  • Kath Soucie [Magician's Assistant, Miranda]
  • Frank Welker [Magician's Assistant, Thingies]

Fun Facts
  • The storyboards for this episode can be found on The Real Ghostbusters Storyboards page.
  • Title Reference: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is a phrase used to describe it being impossible, or almost impossible, to change someone's habits, traits or mindset.
  • The voice actors were recorded on March 28 and April 4, 1990. Dave Coulier recorded alone on April 4, 1990.
  • "The Great Strazinski" was named in tribute to early story editor J. Michael Straczynski, returning the tribute JMS played to this episode's writer in "Ragnarok and Roll".


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