This is a pleasant and unexpected surprise. While I’ve been working on 28 year old Ghostbusters II food campaigns (Ecto-Containment Tag) Netflix (US) has added 5 seasons of The Real Ghostbusters to stream for at least US, CA, UK, and AUS subscribers.
The Real Ghostbusters ran for 7 seasons on both Saturday mornings and usually weekly syndication between 1986-1991. I’m not sure why for example Netflix has 78 episodes under season 1. Also for example there season 3 begins with Flip Side, which should be the beginning of season 4.
If you live in a country where The Real Ghostbusters can also be streamed through Netflix, please let me know.
*Update: April 21, 2017*
Thanks to ghosthead Rolando at Ghostbusters Mexico, The Real Ghostbusters is steaming through Netflix in Mexico and Latin America. (Ghostbusters Mexico)
Personal events during recent Septembers had me feeling like it would have been too personal to review The Real Ghostbusters first season episode, Slimer, Come Home. After re-watching episode 4 yesterday and being reminded its a children’s cartoon, it might have been okay.
I didn’t plan it this way last week, by reviewing Troll Bridge, then coming back to Slimer, Come Home I reviewed an episode 30 years later from its original air date. It might be a really long time before this ever happens again. Or sometime in November.
This week The Real Ghostbusters are having a busy week dealing with poltergeists and making big party plans for Winston’s birthday. If The Real Ghostbusters didn’t have enough to do, Slimer takes off, (not for his spin off show…yet) and needs some help from the team.
Will Slimer, Come Home?
Source: Volume 1, Disc 1
Six years ago next week became one of the hardest and saddest times in my life. Last year in this week a different hard and sad time in my life began.
This year with The Real Ghostbusters 30th anniversary at times would like to watch and review episodes in order. That episode this time around would have been Slimer, Come Home. In my head it felt like it’d be sad for me, maybe a little much. I want to go back to episode 4 from season 1 soon as I’m up to it.
Today I preferred to watch the next memorable episode, dealing with trolls in NYC. How will The Real Ghostbusters handle them if they can’t exactly use their proton throwers?
This may be extremely (really Rich?) exciting for fans of the Extreme Ghostbusters. In particular if you’re a ghosthead and live in Region 1 where it isn’t available on DVD.
Hulu is set to stream season 1 (the only season) of Extreme Ghostbusters on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Personally I haven’t used Hulu in years, long before their was a plus version. I don’t know if the entire season will be available as it could be on other streaming services. Or it’ll just be a premium show. If a ghosthead knows or we find out, I can update this post.
Also as its been a while, (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, October 21, 2015) Sony Pictures streaming service Crackle has continued adding episodes of The Real Ghostbusters to stream. The last episode is season 1’s A Fright At The Opera.
Sony Pictures streaming service Crackle quietly put up season 1 of The Real Ghostbusters to stream. Episodes can be streamed for free even without having an account. Their is a short ad before we go back to 1986. Episodes listed after the break are linked to my small amount of reviews. If you’d like to skip that until I write a new review :p here’s The Real Ghostbusters Crackle page. Continue reading
In recent years I’ve talked about and described Season 1, Episode 11, Citizen Ghost. Which is The Real Ghostbusters sequel to Ghostbusters. This is a favorite episode (even with Slimer 😉 ) that gives additional history of The (Real) Ghostbusters and how Slimer came to live with with guys who bust ghosts for a living, and received the name Slimer.
After reviewing the filming of Ghostbusters with Take Two this past week and to honor Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary at Ecto-Containment I really wanted to review Citizen Ghost. I spent a lot of time writing today, put my passion as a ghosthead into my review, and had fun, arguably more fun then writing about Take Two.
Enjoy Citizen Ghost for your Ghostbusters 30th ( and The Real Ghostbusters 30th during 2016) anniversary!
Heading into Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary I wanted to pay tribute to the beloved film in a The Real Ghostbusters way. Two first season episodes related to the film immediately came to mind. Episode 10, Take Two and Episode 11, Citizen Ghost. I debated for about 11 seconds which I should review. It seemed a little more fitting to watch and write about Take Two, written by J. Michael Straczynski.
It wasn’t quite meant to be this way, the review format is a mix between the way I originally reviewed episodes and the way I scaled them back in recent years. Either way for the amount of times I watched Take Two, I could have watched Ghostbusters more then once.
If my schedule allows, I’d really like to review Citizen Ghost before Ghostbusters actual 30th Anniversary. Either way its the next episode I’ll be reviewing.