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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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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.

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… Read More

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… Read More

With my Christmas review of Xmas Marks The Spot comes a major ECU Tech update. The Ecto Containment Unit plays a pivotal part during the episode and introduces ghostheads to new technology which Egon seemingly comes up with on the fly. These include a type of Containment Unit “laser” extension, an astronaut like Containment Unit “Suit,” and for the first time (that I can remember) we’re shown the Containment Unit Laser Grid. These… Read More

I had previously written about season 1’s Xmas Marks The Spot going back 4 or 5 years. I no longer have that file and it probably wouldn’t match my review format. I watched the episode twice today and spent about a half a day getting the review along with screen caps together for Ectocontainment. The new review mostly follows the format of Mrs. Roger’s Neighborbood, which was the last episode I wrote… Read More

The uniforms worn during the Gozer battle had too much ectoplasmic radiation and needed to be destroyed. Peter (ironically?) was suppose to take care of this, but didn’t. By the time he realized he still needed to the ectoplasmic uniforms had absorbed more PKE from the new Ectocontainment Unit because of a small leak. The PKE imprinted on the Ghostbusters uniforms, becoming green, ghostly versions of The Real Ghostbusters. They even copied the… Read More

For some semi good reason Mattel decided to make a slightly different Retro-Action figure, a Peter Venkman from the first season episode Citizen Ghost. Citizen Ghost is a cartoon sequel episode to the Ghostbusters movie. It’s also an unofficial pilot of sorts to how a Ghostbusters cartoon became known as The Real Ghostbusters. A flashback shows The Real Ghostbusters coming back to a badly damaged firehouse wearing their Ghostbusters uniforms with marshmallow… Read More