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The Real Ghostbusters
EPISODE GUIDE

In this animated update of the hit motion picture, the Ghostbusters are up to their same old tricks, keeping the city safe from demons, curses, spooks and every other off-the-wall weirdness known (and unknown) to mortal man. This time they have help from their old nemesis Slimer ("Onionhead"), a new arsenal of weapons, and an occasional assist from their faithful secretary Janine Melnitz.

In 1988, the series was part of a one-hour block of Ghostbusters cartoons (it was joined with the newly created "Slimer!" series) known as "Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters."

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REGULAR CAST & CHARACTERS

These are the regular cast and characters that appear in every episode. These actors and characters will not be listed on the individual episode pages, except for when these regular cast members have also voiced other incidental characters.

Rodger Bumpass as Louis Tully only appeared in 13 episodes in Seasons 4 and 5, so he's not considered a regular. He's a guest star, and is listed as such on the pages of the episodes he appears in.

For the first few seasons, only the main cast was credited at the end of each episode. In the later seasons, all voice actors were credited together in every episode, whether they appeared in that episode or not. All guest and incidental information that appears in this guide comes from the official The Real Ghostbusters Call Sheets, which reliably lists every actor and character for each episode. Although the overwhelming majority of these actors are uncredited in the final product, I am not noting it as such on each episode page. The text you're reading right now serves as that notation.

Go to the Ghostbusters Wiki for the full list of screen credits: Seasons 1-2, Seasons 3-4 & Slimer!, and Seasons 5-6. Be aware that the Wiki's numbering differs from mine as they refer to Season 1 Syndicated as "Season 2".

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There are officially six seasons, with Season 1 being divided into "Season 1 - Network (ABC)" and "Season 1 - Syndicated". These are noted by "1n" and "1s", respectively, in the list below. The "Season" column lists the episodes based upon the official season designations and the production numbers. You can find the exact production numbers on each episode page.

The "DVD #" column, which is the default sorting method, lists the episodes in the order from The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection DVD box set - which is the IDEAL CONTINUITY ORDER. This is almost the same as the Season order, except primarily for seasons 1-Network, 2, and 6, where some episodes were rearranged to better fit the series continuity. If you'd like to know which episodes are on which volumes and discs, please consult the DVD Complete Set Breakdown.

Although I'm referring to them as "episodes", as most people do, what is listed below are all 140 The Real Ghostbusters STORIES. These stories were put together into 134 episodes, with six episodes from Season 4 containing two stories each. The two-story episodes are listed as .1 and .2 in the "DVD #" column.

The episode numbers listed on the individual pages are based on the production numbers.

OTHER EPISODES: Alternate Episodes page. Information about a historically significant unproduced Real Ghostbusters script

REGARDING AIRDATES: The airdates come from TV.com and are probably completely INCORRECT! The only one that I know to be correct is "The Halloween Door", and that's due to its special Sunday primetime airing. I'm guessing that the editors at TV.com just simply assumed one new episode aired each week, regardless of whether it was a 15-minute or 30-minute episode, or was in a one-hour block or not, and just ran through each Saturday on the calendar until they ran out of episodes. I WOULD NOT TAKE ANY OF THESE AIRDATES AS FACT! In fact, the reason Time-Life's DVD box set doesn't list airdates in the liner book is because there is no concrete record of when each episode first aired. A project has been started in an attempt to come up with a more accurate list of airdates. You can read about it on the Ghostbusters Wiki.

GUIDE CREDITS: Compiled by Paul Rudoff. Episode Synopses written by Caroline Craig (copyright © 1997 by Caroline Craig, used with permission). Series Synopsis (seen above) written by Paul Rudoff, with the first sentence based on text from Jeff Lenburg's "The Encyclopedia Of Animated Cartoons". Additional information provided by Matthew Jordan, MrMichaelT, Sheila Paulson, Alex Newborn, Paul Tower, Andrew Ellis, James Eatock, Anne Langsdorf, Michael Reaves, Juan Ruvalcaba, and "Elctrowolf".

Click on the column headers in the table below to sort the list by that column's data.

DVD # Season Air Date Episode Title
1 1n-02 9/13/1986 Ghosts 'R Us
2 1n-01 9/20/1986 Killerwatt
3 1n-04 9/27/1986 Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood
4 1n-06 10/4/1986 Slimer, Come Home
5 1n-07 10/11/1986 Troll Bridge
6 1n-08 10/18/1986 The Boogieman Cometh
7 1n-09 10/25/1986 Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream
8 1n-10 11/1/1986 When Halloween Was Forever
9 1n-03 11/8/1986 Look Homeward, Ray
10 1n-11 11/15/1986 Take Two
11 1n-12 11/22/1986 Citizen Ghost
12 1n-05 12/6/1986 Janine's Genie
13 1n-13 12/13/1986 X-Mas Marks the Spot
14 1s-01 11/6/1987 Knock, Knock
15 1s-02 12/9/1987 Station Identification
16 1s-03 11/26/1987 Play Them Ragtime Boos
17 1s-04 11/10/1987 Sea Fright
18 1s-05 11/9/1987 The Spirit of Aunt Lois
19 1s-06 11/12/1987 Cry Uncle
20 1s-07 9/15/1987 Adventures in Slime and Space
21 1s-08 9/22/1987 Night Game
22 1s-09 10/20/1987 Venkman's Ghost Repellers
23 1s-10 11/27/1987 The Old College Spirit
24 1s-11 11/17/1987 Ain't NASA-Sarily So
25 1s-12 9/24/1987 Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?
26 1s-13 10/26/1987 A Fright at the Opera
27 1s-14 10/13/1987 Doctor Doctor
28 1s-15 10/22/1987 Ghost Busted
29 1s-16 11/25/1987 Beneath These Streets
30 1s-17 10/30/1987 Boo-Dunit
31 1s-18 10/19/1987 Chicken, He Clucked
32 1s-19 9/16/1987 Ragnarok and Roll
33 1s-20 12/3/1987 Don't Forget the Motor City
34 1s-21 10/28/1987 Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?
35 1s-22 10/9/1987 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?
36 1s-23 12/10/1987 Hanging By a Thread
37 1s-24 10/14/1987 You Can't Take it With You
38 1s-25 10/5/1987 No One Comes to Lupusville
39 1s-26 10/29/1987 Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin
40 1s-27 10/12/1987 The Man Who Never Reached Home
41 1s-28 10/27/1987 The Collect Call of Cathulhu
42 1s-29 11/13/1987 Bustman's Holiday
43 1s-30 11/3/1987 The Headless Motorcyclist
44 1s-31 11/4/1987 The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic
45 1s-32 12/8/1987 Egon on the Rampage
46 1s-33 12/7/1987 Lights! Camera! Haunting!
47 1s-34 10/6/1987 The Bird of Kildarby
48 1s-35 9/29/1987 Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster
49 1s-36 11/18/1987 Apocalypse -- What, NOW?
50 1s-37 10/16/1987 Lost and Foundry
51 1s-38 11/30/1987 Hard Knight's Day
52 1s-39 10/8/1987 Cold Cash and Hot Water
53 1s-40 11/16/1987 The Scaring of the Green
54 1s-41 9/18/1987 They Call Me MISTER Slimer
55 1s-42 11/24/1987 Last Train to Oblivion
56 1s-43 12/1/1987 Masquerade
57 1s-44 9/14/1987 Janine's Day Off
58 1s-45 10/23/1987 The Ghostbusters in Paris
59 1s-46 12/4/1987 The Devil in the Deep
60 1s-47 11/11/1987 Ghostfight at the O.K. Corral
61 1s-48 10/1/1987 Ghostbuster of the Year
62 1s-49 12/2/1987 Deadcon I
63 1s-50 9/30/1987 The Cabinet of Calamari
64 1s-51 11/20/1987 A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn
65 1s-52 11/2/1987 The Revenge of Murray the Mantis
66 1s-53 9/23/1987 Rollerghoster
67 1s-54 11/23/1987 I Am the City
68 1s-55 11/5/1987 Moaning Stones
69 1s-56 10/7/1987 The Long, Long, Long, Etc. Goodbye
70 1s-57 9/21/1987 Buster the Ghost
71 1s-58 11/19/1987 The Devil to Pay
72 1s-59 9/26/1987 Slimer, Is That You?
73 1s-60 9/28/1987 Egon's Ghost
74 1s-61 9/17/1987 Captain Steel Saves the Day
75 1s-62 10/15/1987 Victor the Happy Ghost
76 1s-63 10/2/1987 Egon's Dragon
77 1s-64 9/25/1987 Dairy Farm
78 1s-65 10/21/1987 The Hole in the Wall Gang
79 2-12 12/11/1987 Transylvanian Homesick Blues
80 2-01 9/12/1987 Baby Spookums
81 2-03 9/19/1987 It's a Jungle Out There
82 2-07 10/3/1987 The Bogeyman Is Back
83 2-08 10/10/1987 Once Upon a Slime
84 2-02 10/17/1987 The Two Faces of Slimer
85 2-06 10/24/1987 Sticky Business
86 2-04 10/31/1987 Halloween II 1/2
87 2-13 11/7/1987 Loathe Thy Neighbor
88 2-05 11/21/1987 Big Trouble With Little Slimer
89 2-09 12/5/1987 The Copycat
90 2-10 12/12/1987 Camping it Up
91 2-11 11/14/1987 The Grundel
92 3-01 9/17/1988 Flip Side
93 3-02 9/24/1988 Poultrygeist
94 3-03 9/10/1988 The Joke's on Ray
95 3-04 10/8/1988 Standing Room Only
96 3-05 10/15/1988 Robo-Buster
97 3-06 10/22/1988 Short Stuff
98 3-07 11/19/1988 The Brooklyn Triangle
99 3-08 11/12/1988 Follow That Hearse
100 4-01 9/9/1989 Something's Going Around
101 4-02 9/16/1989 Three Men and an Egon
102 4-03 9/23/1989 Elementary My Dear Winston
103 4-04 9/30/1989 If I Were a Witch Man
104 4-05 10/7/1989 Partners in Slime
105 4-06 10/14/1989 Future Tense
106 4-07 10/21/1989 Jailbusters
107 4-08 10/28/1989 Live! From Al Capone's Tomb
108 4-21 10/29/1989 The Halloween Door
109.1 4-09 11/18/1989 Trading Faces
109.2 4-10 11/18/1989 Transcendental Tourists
110.1 4-11 11/25/1989 Surely You Joust
110.2 4-12 11/25/1989 Kitty-Cornered
111.1 4-13 12/2/1989 Slimer's Curse
111.2 4-14 12/2/1989 Til Death Do Us Part
112.1 4-15 12/9/1989 It's About Time
112.2 4-16 12/9/1989 The Ransom of Greenspud
113.1 4-17 12/16/1989 Revenge of the Ghostmaster
113.2 4-18 12/16/1989 Loose Screws
114.1 4-19 11/11/1989 Venk-Man!
114.2 4-20 12/23/1989 Slimer Streak
115 5-04 9/8/1990 Janine, You've Changed
116 5-01 10/27/1990 Russian About
117 5-02 9/29/1990 The Haunting of Heck House
118 5-03 9/15/1990 You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks
119 5-05 10/6/1990 Mean Green Teen Machine
120 5-06 10/13/1990 Spacebusters
121 5-07 11/24/1990 Guess What's Coming to Dinner
122 5-08 12/8/1990 Very Beast Friends
123 5-09 9/22/1990 Ghostworld
124 5-10 11/17/1990 Afterlife in the Fast Lane
125 5-11 11/3/1990 The Slob
126 5-12 12/15/1990 Busters in Toyland
127 5-13 10/20/1990 My Left Fang
128 5-14 12/1/1990 Stay Tooned
129 5-15 12/22/1990 The Magnificent Five
130 5-16 11/10/1990 Deja Boo
131 6-03 9/14/1991 The Treasure of Sierra Tamale
132 6-02 9/21/1991 Not Now, Slimer!
133 6-04 9/28/1991 Attack of the B-Movie Monsters
134 6-01 10/5/1991 20,000 Leagues Under the Street