Ecto-Containing In Order


At the end of March I wrote (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, March 30, 2021) how it didn’t occur to me that Sony Pictures might not always upload episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) and Extreme Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) in order of how they originally aired to their Ghostbusters YouTube account.

To date, Sony has uploaded two separate episodes when they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. In my last post about “out of order” episodes I had decided to embed episodes and order them as how Sony uploaded them.

Since then as I prefer a chronological listing, I’ve rearranged and added official episodes of both series to Ecto-Containment, straight from Ghostbusters YouTube account.

With 7 seasons of The Real Ghostbusters and 40 episodes from Extreme Ghostbusters, I’ve added new pages for organization and faster loading times.

*Edit* September 27, 2021: Restored Episodes pages with official links.


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Rich Review: Ghostbusters Afterlife Cereal


When I heard a new Ghostbusters cereal was coming this year, I knew if I could, I’d want to buy a box. To bring back the most nostalgia since the original, (Ecto-Containment Biog Post: October 8, 2014) collect the box, eat it, (the cereal) and review it.

As a ghosthead and occasional collector these days, I know how these things can go. While this new Ghostbusters cereal isn’t a retail exclusive, it probably won’t be around when Afterlife is actually in theaters. I knew not every store will carry this fan cereal. That’s the case as of this post. Based on using General Mills product locator, ghostheads social media posts and inquiries I’ve made to two major grocery retailers.

While I was feeling the excitement of being a ghosthead, I searched a “popular auction site” for this very cereal. Not to any ghosthead’s surprise scalpers were asking up to $50 for a box! A bit more searching through and I came across a superstore that sells food products. Directory Lanes had sold dozens of Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal for $11 USD before shipping. For that price I wouldn’t have to check every store in North Carolina for a new Ghostbusters food product!

It took 5 days to have Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal in my hands.

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Ghostbusters Afterlife Cereal Information


General Mills more exciting in real life than in print information for Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal!

Product Details

“Ghostbusters Cereal is a fruity flavored crunchy cereal with ghost and Ectoplasm marshmallows.

  • Fruity flavored sweetened corn puffs with marshmallows
  • No artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup
  • Good source of calcium and vitamin D
  • Box Tops for Education: Proud to support schools and teachers as an official participating product.”
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Sony Getting Real Extreme (Not) In Order


I wrote on March 12, 2021 about how Sony Pictures are uploading episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) and Extreme Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) to their Ghostbusters YouTube account.

What didn’t occur to me was that Sony might not always upload episodes in order of how they aired. That’s what happened beginning with St. Patrick’s Day. They added special “holiday” themed episodes from both series.

  • Season 2: Episode 40: The Scaring Of The Green (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Season 1: Episode 21: The Luck Of The Irish (Extreme Ghostbusters)

I don’t know if they’ll continue to do this. Which had me thinking, well how am I going to order them at Ecto-Containment? For now I’ve decided to list them in the order Sony uploads them. In time I could eventually re-order them by how they aired, either with or without embedding them.

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Sony Getting Real Extreme On YouTube


About a month ago Sony Pictures began to upload weekly episodes of The Real Ghostbusters (Ecto-Containment Page) to their Ghostbusters YouTube account. Partially with Ghostbusters Afterlife (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) pushed further ahead to November 11, 2021 it makes sense for Sony to add animated episodes to their official YouTube channel while ghostheads wait.

Sony will release a “new” episode on Saturday mornings. Just like in 1980 something! Depending on how they upload each season, it’ll be around 2028 before all 7 seasons are officially available to watch on-line. By then who knows, Sony could have their own + network. Or have re-re-re-released The Real Ghostbusters completely to a new format.

For any ghosthead who doesn’t have the original Time-Life set or incomplete volume DVD sets, I’m happy generations of ghostheads have the opportunity to enjoy The Real Ghostbusters every week.

As a ghosthead who began this site to be all about The Real Ghostbusters I’ve added a new page to share Sony’s official uploads (currently early in Season 1) of The Real Ghostbusters. I will organize it further as they add new episodes and my schedule allows.

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Ghostbusters Cereal To Return



If you believe Walmart, (cereal listing) Ghostbusters cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) is returning in time for GHOSTBUSTERS Afterlife. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) Which this year, would have been at the earliest June 11, 2021.

Recently Sony Pictures pushed Ghostbusters Afterlife to November 11, 2021. While some related toys and collectibles have been released, I feel a cereal tie in will be on shelves about the time of the to be determined theatrical release.

Ghostbusters Afterlife cereal is to be made by General Mills. By the (probably not final artwork) I hope the “Kix” balls are stawberry flavor. Which is what Funko Stay-Puft cereal should have tasted like.

If I can find/buy a box at a grocery store I’ll most likely review it.



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Ghostbusters Cereal Coupons


On December 14, 2020 Robert Maxwell Barbieri aka Bobby Eighties (Facebook) posted “vintage Ghostbusters scrapbook material.” Once I saw Bobby’s photos I had to ask about sharing his Ghostbusters Cereal (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 8, 2014) coupons. After taking close up photos, editing, a new month, year, and a few cosmetic changes (so far) to Ecto-Containment, I’m happy to co-present 37 year old Ghostbusters cereal coupons in color!

Earlier in the twenty teens I had only seen black and white versions. They originally came from newspapers during the 1980s. Most likely shared by Matthew Jordan of Ghostbusters Wiki. I’ve been wanting to see and share these coupons as I believe I remembered from childhood.

Bobby’s coupons go beyond cereal. Premiums, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 20, 2014) Sweepstakes, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 25, 2014) Stay-Puft apparel, and Toys ‘R Us.

Ads and coupons are mostly in chronological order from dates listed.







Early proof Kraft should have licensed the Stay-Puft brand.


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Ghostbusters Artbook To Be Released In May 2020

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To help celebrate Ghostbusters legacy (and an upcoming movie, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 2, 2020) Printed In Blood is producing the above Ghostbusters Artbook.

Printed in Blood is proud to present Ghostbusters: Artbook—an exclusive, fully illustrated celebration of the iconic film franchise, featuring hundreds of unique art pieces from creators all over the world.

Celebrating the legacy of the pop culture classic, Ghostbusters, this deluxe, hardcover art book features an ectoplasmic jackpot of brand-new, exclusive artwork inspired by the most iconic paranormal investigators in cinematic history. Bringing together brilliant artists from animation, comics, fine art, and beyond, Ghostbusters: Artbook showcases incredible artwork inspired by the iconic 1984 film. Filled with unique interpretations of fan-favorite characters such as the Ghostbusting team, Slimer, Gozer, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, this deluxe art book shows that decades later there’s still only one team to call—Ghostbusters!

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Kenner The Real Ghostbusters 1988 Toy Fair Display

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Three weeks ago toy author and collector Matt George of Geeks Antiques (Instagram) posted photos of Kenner The Real Ghostbusters toys from Toy Fair in 1988. In a time before social media, not everybody could have been there or seen this kind of presentation.

While this sweet event was in in progress, I was probably 11. It would have been awesome to have seen these photos in real life. In my 4th decade of life, it’s still pretty great. The above photo is probably the entrance to a room with a treasure trove of The Real Ghostbusters toys. Kenner could have just put some type of movie version of Ghostbusters HQ up. No, they built part of an accurate The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse play set!


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Once inside the partial 1:1 scale (I’m guessing) Kenner Firehouse attendees would see photos like the one above. It’s an “overflowing” river of slime with the then unknown spoiler of the Statue Of Liberty from Ghostbusters II featuring then current and upcoming The Real Ghostbusters figures. That’s some display, a shame Kenner didn’t make a play set from that!

I won’t post the rest of Matt’s photos here. They can be seen at his Instagram account, Geeks Antiques.

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Janine Melnitz Uses QuickBooks

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About 2 weeks ago videos and memes of Annie Potts, who plays the iconic role of Janine Melnitz, the Ghostbusters cranky receptionist hit the interwebs. Except for here as I’m retro blogging. That’s a real thing right?

This isn’t reused and some computer generated footage of Ms. Potts as Janine from GHOSTBUSTERS. Or Annie Potts kinda looking like Janine selling us DirecTV in the 2000s. She is better than that, Ghostbusters is above that kind of cheese. So is Intuit.

Intuit is the leading software company behind Turbo Tax, Mint, and QuickBooks. In a series of ads to manage a better, happier business Intuit has partnered with Sony/Columbia to use characters from 2 of their biggest iconic movies from the 1980s. Karate Kid and Ghostbusters. The idea is that characters who run businesses are happier and more productive than they were 36 years ago because they use QuickBooks to manage their respective business.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer

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On January 16, 2019 Ghostbusters Facebook account posted a teaser trailer for at the time believe or not a new Ghostbusters movie! Then known as Ghostbusters 2020, later Rust City; (during filming, because no one would know it was suppose to be Ghostbusters related!) For no particular reason I never wrote a post about it, thoughts, or feelings about a new Ghostbusters movie written by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman. And directed by Jason Reitman. Call it partially super procrastination.

Last year and last month I knew ghostheads were days away from Sony putting out a trailer for Ghostbusters 2020. The word around the internet is that it would be titled Afterlife. During the week of December 7, 2019 I was on vacation, no where near my computers.

On December 9, 2019 Sony Pictures Entertainment put the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife on-line. I watched it more than once, (not as many as some of you!) on my fruit phone. I was and am excited. This post isn’t about my reaction.

I’ve been back at Ecto-Containment HQ since Saturday, December 14, 2019. I had to work that day and I’m still catching up with “internet things.” I don’t know if I will write an expected reaction blog. I could see reviewing Ghostbusters: Afterlife after July 10, 2020.


From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.


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