Episode Review: Something’s Going Around
It’s still the 27 anniversary of Ghostbusters II. If you lived in most of the United States in June 1989 you either did or had a chance to see Ghostbusters II in theaters. I’ve told this story a handful of times. For whatever reason Ghostbusters II didn’t premiere in my smaller geographic area of New Jersey until the first week of November 1989. Yes, its possible it had its US premiere same as everywhere else and had a second promoted release closer to Christmas. I feel as a ghosthead who watched The Real Ghostbusters 6 days a week for years, how would I have missed its original marketing?
This would have made a great weekend to then review Partners In Slime. If it hadn’t been for an earlier 5 season episode, (or the fact this character hadn’t ever been in The Real Ghostbusters up to season 5) I probably just would have reviewed Partners In Slime.
Ghostbusters II, which as noted premiered this weekend 27 years ago gave Louis quite the character growth, including hiring Louis at Ghostbusters to take care of the financials. Instead of ignoring the character’s movie development, those who worked on both movies as well as The Real Ghostbusters brought Louis on board to get The Real Ghostbusters both in and out of jams, bring more humor at times to episodes, and do financial paperwork.
Animated Louis Tully made his debut in the first episode of season 5, Something’s Going Around. Its quite an introduction.
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!
Source: Volume 4, Disc 2