Home   •   Films   •   TV Series   •   Everything Else   •   Store   •   Search   •   Credits/Legal   •   Help   •   E-Mail   •   The Corner Penthouse
Films > Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
TV COMMERCIAL

This is the Ghostbusters' commercial that appears in the film, as written in the script. As filmed, the parts with the family were eliminated (though some of the dialog was repurposed for the Ghostbusters II commercial), just leaving Peter, Ray, and Egon to give their spiel in front of the firehouse. As you can read, originally the lines were said by different members of the team. As seen in the outtakes, Janine was originally going to appear in the commercial, but not in the manner the script describes.

The full television commercial (as filmed, but without the on-screen graphics), along with five minutes of outtakes, can be found on the 2019 Ghostbusters 1 & 2 4K/Blu-ray set. The full commercial (again, without the on-screen graphics) also appears in the PlayStation 3 version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

---------------------------------------------------------------

TV SCREEN
INT. CHILDREN'S BEDROOM -- NIGHT

Two children, a BOY and a GIRL, are asleep in bed when suddenly they are awakened by supernatural moaning and groaning.

THE CHILDREN

They scream and jump out of bed.

THE DOOR

Their MOTHER and FATHER, rush in to find the children cowering against the wall.

FATHER
What is it? What's wrong?

THE KIDS
Look!

They point at the closet.

MOTHER
(to Father)
Oh, dear. It's that darn ghost again. Can't you do something about it.

FATHER
(helpless)
I've tried everything, honey! I guess we'll just have to move.

The mother and the kids look at him with disappointment.

MOTHER
Gee, there must be a better way.

Stantz steps into the foreground.

STANTZ
Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook, specter or ghost? If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Just pick up the phone and call the professionals -- Ghostbusters.

Image

Image

Image

Image

EXT. FIREHALL

Venkman, Stantz and Spengler are standing in front of the Ghostbusters' sign. Spengler steps forward.

SPENGLER
(to camera)
Our courteous and efficient staff is on call 24 hours a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs.

Image

Image

INT. RECEPTION AREA

Janine is seen answering the telephone with a big fake smile on her face.

JANINE
(cheery)
Ghostbusters. We'll be right there.

INT. CHILDREN'S BEDROOM

Spengler is taking PKE readings along the baseboards. Stantz pops up from under the bed.

STANTZ
(smiling proudly)
Got him! I don't think you'll have any more trouble with that ghost.

FATHER, MOTHER AND VENKMAN

They all look as pleased as punch as Venkman hands the Father a bill.

FATHER
(looks at the total)
And it's economical, too!

MOTHER
How can we ever thank you?

VENKMAN
(big, cheesy smile)
All in a day's work, ma'am. After all ...
(to camera)
... We're Ghostbusters.
(he winks)

EXT. FRONT DOOR

Mother, Father and Kids wave goodbye to the Ghostbusters.

THE FAMILY
(sings)
If you have a ghost, But you don't want to play host, You can't sleep at all, So who do you call ... Ghostbusters - Ghostbusters.

VENKMAN, STANTZ AND SPENGLER

They smile at the camera as a phone number is supered on the screen.

GHOSTBUSTERS
(in unison)
We're ready to believe you.

Image



---------------------------------------------------------------
BEHIND THE SCENES

Below are some framegrabs taken from the outtake reel found on the 2019 Ghostbusters 1 & 2 4K/Blu-ray set.

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image