The Real Ghostbusters is an animated series spin-off/sequel of the 1984 film Ghostbusters. It originally aired on ABC and in syndication for the first two seasons between 1986 and 1987, while the remaining seasons aired on ABC from 1987 to 1991. The show itself aired between September 13, 1986 and October 5, 1991.


The series follows the continuing adventures of the four Ghostbusters, their secretary Janine, their accountant Louis, and their mascot Slimer, as they chase and capture rogue spirits around New York City and various other areas of the world.

At the start of the fourth season in 1988, the show was retitled to Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters. It aired in a one-hour time slot, which the show began doing under its original name earlier that same year on January 30, 1988. In addition to the regular thirty-minute Real Ghostbusters episode, a half-hour Slimer sub-series was added that included 2–3 short animated segments focusing on the character Slimer. Animation for the Slimer! cartoons was handled by Wang Film Productions. At the end of its seven-season run, 147 episodes had aired, including the syndicated episodes and 13 episodes of Slimer, with multiple episodes airing out of production order.

Slimer is shown to haunt the Sedgewick Hotel as its recurring pest. The segments added several characters as friends of Slimer and other supporting characters like a singing ice cream truck driver named Chilly Cooper, an Italian pizza chef named Luigi, a restaurant owner named Rafael who is Luigi's boss, a bellhop named Bud, hotel manager Morris Grout, socialite Mrs. Van Huego and her dog Fred, and odd-job worker Rudy.

Slimer had an antagonist named Professor Norman Dweeb, an archetypical mad scientist usually accompanied by a sidekick pink poodle named Elizabeth. Dweeb wants to capture Slimer to experiment on him and to gain personal glory. Dweeb also made three appearances in the main series, one being a clip show from the last two seasons. Other enemies of Slimer include an alley cat named Manx, a dog named Bruiser, a tough woman named Mrs. Stone, and the ghost gangsters Goolem and Zugg as well as their boss Scareface. One of the ghosts from the Slimer cartoons, the Sleaze, also reappeared in The Real Ghostbusters to be captured a second time.


Season 1 (first ABC season)

  1. Ghosts R Us
  2. Killerwatt
  3. Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood
  4. Slimer, Come Home
  5. Troll Bridge
  6. The Boogieman Cometh
  7. Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream
  8. When Halloween Was Forever
  9. Look Homeward, Ray
  10. Take Two
  11. Citizen Ghost (the story in the episode that Peter tells takes place immediately after the Ghostbusters film)
  12. Janine's Genie
  13. Xmas (Christmas) Marks the Spot

Season 2 (syndicated season)

  1. Knock, Knock
  2. Station Identification
  3. Play Them Ragtime Boos
  4. Sea Fright
  5. The Spirit of Aunt Lois
  6. Cry Uncle
  7. Adventures in Slime and Space
  8. Night Game
  9. Venkman's Ghost Repellers
  10. The Old College Spirit
  11. Ain't NASA-Sarilly So
  12. Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?
  13. A Fright at the Opera
  14. Doctor, Doctor
  15. Ghost Busted
  16. Beneath These Streets
  17. Boo-Dunit
  18. Chicken, He Clucked
  19. Ragnarok and Roll
  20. Don't Forget the Motor City
  21. Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?
  22. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost
  23. Hanging By a Thread
  24. You Can't Take It With You
  25. No One Comes to Lupusville
  26. Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin
  27. The Man Who Never Reached Home
  28. The Collect Call of Cthulhu
  29. Bustman's Holiday
  30. The Headless Motorcyclist
  31. The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic
  32. Egon on the Rampage
  33. Lights! Camera! Haunting!
  34. The Bird of Kildarby
  35. Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster
  36. Apocalypse---What, Now?
  37. Lost and Foundry
  38. Hard Knight's Day
  39. Cold Cash and Hot Water
  40. The Scaring of the Green
  41. They Call me MISTER Slimer
  42. Last Train to Oblivion
  43. Masquerade
  44. Janine's Day Off
  45. The Ghostbusters in Paris
  46. The Devil in the Deep
  47. Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral
  48. Ghostbuster of the Year
  49. Deadcon I
  50. The Cabinet of Calamari
  51. A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn
  52. The Revenge of Murray the Mantis
  53. Rollerghoster
  54. I Am the City
  55. Moaning Stones
  56. The Long, Long, Long, Etc. Goodbye
  57. Buster the Ghost
  58. The Devil to Pay
  59. Slimer, Is That You?
  60. Egon's Ghost
  61. Captain Steel Saves the Day
  62. Victor the Happy Ghost
  63. Egon's Dragon
  64. Dairy Farm
  65. The Hole in the Wall Gang

Season 3 (second ABC season)

  1. Baby Spookums
  2. It's a Jungle Out There
  3. The Boogeyman Is Back
  4. Once Upon a Slime
  5. The Two Faces of Slimer
  6. Sticky Business
  7. Halloween II 1/2
  8. Loathe Thy Neighbor
  9. The Grundel
  10. Big Trouble With Little Slimer
  11. The Copycat
  12. Camping It Up
  13. Transylvanian Homesick Blues

Season 4 (Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters) (third ABC season)

  1. The Joke's on Ray
  2. Flip Side
  3. Poultrygeist
  4. Standing Room Only
  5. Robo-Buster
  6. Short Stuff
  7. Follow That Hearse
  8. The Brooklyn Triangle

Slimer sub-series

  1. Slimer for Hire
  2. Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
  3. Nothing to Sneeze At
  4. A Mouse in the House
  5. Cash or Slime
  6. Doctor Dweeb, I Presume
  7. Quickslimer Messenger Service
  8. Pigeon-Cooped
  9. Go-Pher It
  10. Scareface
  11. Sticky Fingers
  12. Don't Tease the Sleaze
  13. Room at the Top
  14. Tea but not Sympathy
  15. Special Delivery
  16. Out with Grout
  17. Dr. Strangedog
  18. The Dirty Half-Dozen
  19. Movie Madness
  20. Slimer's Silly Symphony
  21. Little Green Sliming Hood
  22. Monkey See, Monkey Don't
  23. Beach Blanket Bruiser
  24. Class Clown
  25. Dog Days
  26. Up Close and Too Personal
  27. Sweet Revenge
  28. Rainy Day Slimer
  29. Slimer and the Beanstalk
  30. Space Case
  31. Show Dog Showdown
  32. The Not-So-Great Outdoors
  33. Unidentified Sliming Object

Season 5 (fourth ABC season)

  1. Transcendental Tourists
  2. Something's Going Around
  3. Trading Faces
  4. Elementary My Dear Winston
  5. Slimer's Curse
  6. Partners in Slime (confirmed to take place some time after Ghostbusters II)
  7. Til Death Do Us Part
  8. Three Men and an Egon
  9. Kitty-Cornered
  10. If I Were a Witch Man
  11. It's About Time
  12. The Halloween Door
  13. Jailbusters
  14. Surely You Joust
  15. Future Tense
  16. Venk-Man!
  17. Loose Screws
  18. The Ghostbusters! Live, from Al Capone's Tomb!
  19. Revenge of the Ghostmaster
  20. Slimer Streak
  21. The Ransom of Greenspud

Season 6 (fifth ABC season)

  1. Janine, You've Changed
  2. You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks
  3. The Haunting of Heck House
  4. Ghostworld
  5. Mean Green Teen Machine
  6. Spacebusters
  7. My Left Fang
  8. Russian About
  9. The Slob
  10. Deja Boo
  11. Afterlife in the Fast Lane
  12. Guess What's Coming to Dinner
  13. Stay Tooned
  14. Vert Beast Friends
  15. Busters in Toyland
  16. The Magnificent Five

Season 7 (sixth and final ABC season)

  1. The Treasure of Sierra Tamale
  2. Not Now, Slimer!
  3. Attack of the B-Movie Monsters
  4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Street

External links

See the article on The Real Ghostbusters on Fandom's Ghostbusters wiki.
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