The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series spun-off from the Ghostbusters franchise. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC Enterprises, and Coca-Cola Telecommunications. "The Real" was added to the title after a dispute with Filmation and its Ghost Busters properties. The series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot ghost Slimer.There also were two ongoing Real Ghostbusters comics, one published monthly by Now Comics in USA and the other published weekly by Marvel Comics in the United Kingdom, and a popular toy line manufactured by Kenner.
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 13, 1986
Ghosts Я Us Sep 13, 1986 After a trio of ghosts escape from the Containment Unit, they decide to discredit the Ghostbusters by disguising themselves as “Ghosts Я Us,” a rival ghostbusting franchise!
S01 E02Sep 20, 1986
Killerwatt Sep 20, 1986 The power blackouts across New York are the work of a veritable army of ghosts, but the power drain leaves the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit vulnerable!
S01 E03Sep 27, 1986
Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood Sep 27, 1986 The Ghostbusters are called to rid sweet old Mrs. Roger's house of ghosts, the Granny isn't what she seems, and Janine could be facing a demon in the headquarters... alone!
S01 E04Oct 4, 1986
Slimer, Come Home Oct 4, 1986 After ruining Winston's birthday surprise, Slimer leaves the firehouse for good and wanders the streets of New York... where he soon joins in with a bad crowd of poltergeists!
S01 E05Oct 11, 1986
Troll Bridge Oct 11, 1986 A troll who has grown tired of living under the Brooklyn Bridge runs away to the city in search of good times, but when his fellow trolls take control of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Ghostbusters come to the rescue.
S01 E06Oct 18, 1986
The Boogieman Cometh Oct 18, 1986 Two children turn up at the firehouse claiming that the Boogieman is living in their closet, leading the skeptical Ghostbusters on a mission to bedroom closets throughout New York, and finally into the twisted world of the Boogieman himself.
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 14, 1987
Janine's Day Off Sep 14, 1987 Janine talks Egon into visiting her family for dinner, Prompting the Ghostbusters to hire a temporary secretary who on this very day of employment must contend with imps, ghosts, a powerful demon, and Peter's advances!
S02 E02Sep 15, 1987
Adventures in Slime and Space Sep 15, 1987 When Slimer passes through Egon's latest invention, he is broken up into thousands of tiny Slimers that coat the city in a layer of green goo. However, the Ghostbusters' solution to the problem only results in a large – and angrier – Slimer.
S02 E03Sep 16, 1987
Ragnarok and Roll Sep 16, 1987 A young man hurt by the woman he loves decides that there is far too much pain in the world and, aided by his loyal yet reluctant companion, sets about a chain of events that will bring Ragnarok, the end of the world!
S02 E04Sep 17, 1987
Captain Steel Saves the Day Sep 17, 1987 Through paranormal means, Ray's favorite comic book character, Captain Steel, comes to life, and crosses paths with the Ghostbusters. When the evil Doctor Destructo also comes to life, a hero team-up may be the only way to save the world.
S02 E05Sep 18, 1987
They Call Me Mister Slimer Sep 18, 1987 To contribute to the Ghostbusters' finances, Slimer becomes a teenager's personal bodyguard. But he doesn't bargain on a gang of young thugs attaining bodyguards of their own… some very dangerous creatures from an abandoned subway station.
S02 E06Sep 21, 1987
Buster the Ghost Sep 21, 1987 A defrocked Tooth Fairy named Buster stumbles upon the Ghostbusters' television ad. Seeing a chance for friendship in a cold, cruel world, he moves in with them, certain he's their pal… but trouble soon follows.
Season 3Netflix | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 12, 1987
Baby Spookums Sep 12, 1987 During a rare eclipse of the moon, a baby ghosts slips through a dimensional crack and becomes lost in New York. The Ghostbusters adopt the cute ghost, but soon hear reports of two other ghosts causing trouble around town.
S03 E02Sep 19, 1987
It's a Jungle Out There Sep 19, 1987 An incredibly powerful evil animal demon escapes from his statue prison and turns the animals of New York City into fierce, aggressive, talking beasts that proceed to take over the city.
S03 E03Sep 26, 1987
Slimer, Is That You? Sep 26, 1987 During a freak accident, Egon's mind and Slimer's mind are exchanged hours before Egon is due to enter a test of mental power with the ghostly Master of Shadows. Can Egon reverse the process, even as his personality deteriorates into a quest for food?
S03 E04Oct 3, 1987
The Bogeyman Is Back Oct 3, 1987 After a near-death experience atop the World Trade Center towers, Egon's fear inadvertently releases the Boogieman from his dimensional prison. The Ghostbusters follow him to a hideously converted amusement park, where he traps them with their own fear, leaving Slimer and the Junior Ghostbusters to save the day.
S03 E05Oct 10, 1987
Once Upon a Slime Oct 10, 1987 Not wanting to return his favorite fairy-tale book to the library, Slimer hides it in Egon's latest invention and accidentally turns it on. The next day the fairy tales have come to life, and the fantastical beings learn that Egon's machine was designed to turn ethereal entities into solid matter!
S03 E06Oct 17, 1987
The Two Faces of Slimer Oct 17, 1987 A wisp of ectoplasmic energy seeps out from the Containment Unit and merges with Slimer, turning him into a huge monstrously hungry ghosts. Can the Ghostbusters separate Slimer from this malevolent force before he is unable to return to normal?
S03 E07Oct 24, 1987
Sticky Business Oct 24, 1987 A local children's hospital needs $50,000 to remain operational so the Ghostbusters make a deal to use the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in a commercial for that amount of money. Unfortunately, when Stay Puft emerges, so does the nasty Phantom, who begins to create havoc.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Sep 10, 1988
The Joke's on Ray Sep 10, 1988 Ray inherits a joke shop from his late uncle, and armed with a big supply of practical jokes, quickly becomes a pest to his fellow Ghostbusters. But unbeknownst to Ray, two Imps that thrive on pranks were released when he took possession of the store!
S04 E02Sep 17, 1988
Flip Side Sep 17, 1988 Investigating a bizarre tornado in Central Park, the Ghostbusters are tossed into another dimension, a strange place that is exactly the opposite of New York City. In a world populated by ghosts, the heroes must evade capture by their own ghostly counterparts, the human-hunting Peoplebusters!
S04 E03Sep 24, 1988
Poultrygeist Sep 24, 1988 A Werechicken strikes an unsuspecting farmhouse, leaving a trail of mayhem and one very large egg. After a hungry Slimer tries to cook the egg and unintentionally hatches it, the newborn Werechicken bites Egon, turning him into a half-man, half-chicken creature!
S04 E04Oct 8, 1988
Standing Room Only Oct 8, 1988 Peter creates a Ghost Attractor which lures ghosts to the firehouse like a magnet. He believes that it will not only save the Ghostbusters a lot of legwork, but that it will also make them millionaires. Things don't go as planned.
S04 E05Oct 15, 1988
Robo-Buster Oct 15, 1988 Janine falls head-over-heels for a wealthy industrialist who uses her friendship to gain acess to the Ghostbusters' files, from which he creates the Robo-Buster X-1! Now, the manufacturer claims the Robo-Buster doesn't merely contain spirits.. It actually destroys them!
S04 E06Oct 22, 1988
Short Stuff Oct 22, 1988 The Ghostmaster general, tired of the Ghostbusters' constant interference, sends three ghostly bounty hunters to eliminate the heroes at the firehouse. In the ensuing battle the Ghostbustesr are reduced to six inches in height!
S04 E07Nov 12, 1988
Follow That Hearse Nov 12, 1988 At an Eastside wrecking yard, a pit of toxic liquid waste has an evil effect on a long dormant Indian earth spirit. When polluted, the once benign spirit rises from it's sacred resting grounds and takes possession of the Ecto-1, causing the hearse to come alive!
Season 5Netflix | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Sep 9, 1989
Something's Going Around Sep 9, 1989 When the mysterious Doctor McCatheter gives Louis Tully free samples of supernaturally tainted health chips, the Ghostbusters snack their way into a debilitating allergy to ghosts and ghost-fighting equipment!
S05 E02Sep 16, 1989
Three Men and an Egon Sep 16, 1989 Egon accidentally gets caught in the Proton Beams along with a ghost, causing them to exchange aging processes. Egon begins regressing at an alarming rate and the Ghostbusters must reverse the process before he dissappears into nothingness!
S05 E03Sep 23, 1989
Elementary My Dear Winston Sep 23, 1989 The fictional spirits of Sherlock Holmes, his trusted aide Watson, and the nefarious Moriarty materialize in Manhattan. Moriarty begins absorbing evil from various modern-day sources, determined to transform into a real, corporeal villain! Winston soon learns that the game's afoot!
S05 E04Sep 30, 1989
If I Were a Witch Man Sep 30, 1989 The Ghostbusters are called to a small, New England village to exorcise a recently escaped ancient witch, Kestrel. Her intent is to exact revenge on various town descendants, including the Spengler family. Undercover in the local all-girls school, Egon is taken possession of by Kestrel!
S05 E05Oct 7, 1989
Partners in Slime Oct 7, 1989 An overstuffed ghost named Poso wishes to become the ghostfather of all ghosts. He kidnaps Janine and Louis and as ransom for their release, he demands that the Ghostbusters turn over their headquarters and their ghostbusting equipment.
S05 E06Oct 14, 1989
Future Tense Oct 14, 1989 After a successful bust the Ghostbusters are given a television set as thanks, but due to a piece of spectral matter that has become lodged within it, the television reveals alarming visions of the future… including the death of the Ghostbusters!
Season 6Netflix | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Sep 8, 1990
Janine, You've Changed Sep 8, 1990 By comparing new and old photographs of Janine, the Ghostbusters discover she has physically transformed during the last few years! As Janine feels less and less appreciated and attractive to the guy, the more she lets her Fairy Godmother change and possess her.
S06 E02Sep 15, 1990
You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks Sep 15, 1990 All of The Great Strazinski's assistants keep disappearing in the magician's new cabinet trick and the Ghostbusters are called in to figure out the creepy cabinet's mystery. Soon enough they are transported into the realm of Gorgar, a ghost craving knowledge from a true magician.
S06 E03Sep 22, 1990
Ghostworld Sep 22, 1990 When Janine, Ray and Slimer go to check out the new amusement park, Ghostworld, they are kidnapped by a demonic gatekeeper and possessed by his evil ghost companions. Unfortunately, Winston and Peter are led into the same trap! Can Egon and his over-nurturing mother rescue them?
S06 E04Sep 29, 1990
The Haunting of Heck House Sep 29, 1990 In flashback, the Ghostbusters recount their most dangerous exploit: the time they spent the night in Heck House, the most haunted house on the planet, inhabited by thousands of ghosts! For their troubles they are to receive a million dollars apiece, provided they survive the evening until dawn, without their Proton Packs!
S06 E05Oct 6, 1990
Mean Green Teen Machine Oct 6, 1990 The Mean Green Teen Machine, three reptilian-like surfing ghosts, catch a wave into New York City in order to satisfy their unquenchable craving for pizza. After a day of battling the three ghosts, the Ghostbusters decide to test Egon's latest machine which can provide any desired dream... or nightmare!
S06 E06Oct 13, 1990
Spacebusters Oct 13, 1990 Winston is accepted to the National Space Program as a civilian expert in supernatural phenomena, but during his visit at the space station he comes across a class seven alien ghosts that is sucking the energy and atoms out of his fellow astronauts!
Season 7Rent or Buy
S07 E01Sep 14, 1991
The Treasure of Sierra Tamale Sep 14, 1991 Peter's father shows up with a map to the lost treasure deep in the jungles of Mexico. Ray and Slimer agree to aid him, but the three hunters get more than they bargained for when they face the Winged Spirits guarding the treasure!
S07 E02Sep 21, 1991
Not Now, Slimer! Sep 21, 1991 Slimer has been pestering they guys too much and they finally snap at him. He sulks off to the attic, just as the Ghostbusters are called out on a mission. When a powerful ghost heads for the firehouse to destroy it, a despondent Slimer is the last line of defense!
S07 E03Sep 28, 1991
Attack of the B-Movie Monsters Sep 28, 1991 The Ghostbusters are called to Japan to investigate the sighting of several immense creatures in the Tokyo Bay. A local schoolboy, Kenji, tells the Ghostbusters that the creatures are identical to old Japanese movie monsters of the fifties!
S07 E04Oct 5, 1991
20,000 Leagues Under the Street Oct 5, 1991 As a man who hates bugs, Peter is horrified with an ant farm arrives in the mail for Ray. Peter's phobia is put to the test when he is taken captive by the spirit of the long-dead Egyptian Insect God, Apshai, and his horde of giant insect slaves.