I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I’m about to express are that of my own and some of yours. (Cut to clips from the 1984 “Ghostbusters” movie, Filmation’s “Ghostbusters” animated series, & “The Real Ghostbusters” animated series as James does a voiceover.)
In 1984 Dan Ackroyd, the late Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson hit paydirt with the movie “Ghostbusters”. While the movie was a hit, Filmation who created a live-action series called “The Ghost Busters” decided to piggyback the movie’s success to create an animated spin-off, that series ended just as Columbia Pictures and DIC Entertainment released their own animated spin-off from the 1984 movie “The Real Ghostbusters” which lasted seven seasons. That’s a long time in animation. However, after a sixty-five episode run in syndication, ABC picked the series up and knocked the series down by allowing Q-5 a consulting firm out of Canada to basically fix what wasn’t broken giving us five seasons of bad writing, bad characterization, bad development, more Slimer than ever, dumbed-down version of our protagonists and quite honestly a series I can say now was awful. However, I am glad to say NONE of the Q5 episodes are my favorites. (Cut to James physically)
That is why I am making this list of thirteen of my favorite episodes of “The Real Ghostbusters”. That and I promised Phelous this when he announced some good news and I made a promise to do a list. Now while I won’t go over EVERY last rule Phelous has given me for doing this list. Here are the ones you need to know, One) These episodes are from the syndicated run. Two) There will be spoilers in this list. Three) There will be an acknowledgment of the 1984 Ghostbusters movie when it comes to a couple of episodes. Four) I know of the Bill Murray/Lorenzo Music connection, it will not be a factor in this list. Finally, these picks are the ones that I consider my favorites. If an episode that you like is not on this list, then let me know which ones that are your favorites in the comment section. (Static cuts James’ feed as it cuts to Phelous.)
Now you wait a minute James.