History Trivia / TheRealGhostbusters

12th Dec '17 2:12:30 PM CaptainTedium
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* CreatorsPest: The Junior Ghostbusters were despised by the writers. J. Michael Straczynski in particular has gone on record stating that he'd only use them in an episode if he were allowed to have them run over by a truck.
30th Nov '17 11:42:25 AM MarkLungo
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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Strangely, the Creator/{{Kenner}} toy line had very few ghosts who had actually appeared in the show. Exceptions to this were often lacking in accuracy: the 'Slimer' figure was named Green Ghost and looked more like his film counterpart, having been designed and marketed before the show had even come up with his name; and the original Stay Puft figure is about the same height as the 'busters themselves (the latter was eventually reissued as a plushie that was more accurately sized relative to the Ghostbuster figures- not that it would be physically possible to make a toy of the character to scale with the figures what with the character having been about 100' tall, and even today with a 2' tall Mattel foam figure or Diamond Select coin bank, it's still not quite happened). The likenesses of the Ghostbusters themselves also shares a bit with the early demo reel (as described below) which is why the Ray figure is so fat and why Winston's face is off-model.

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* ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: Strangely, the Creator/{{Kenner}} toy line had very few ghosts who had actually appeared in the show. Exceptions to this were often lacking in accuracy: the 'Slimer' figure was named Green Ghost and looked more like his film counterpart, having been designed and marketed before the show had even come up with his name; and the original Stay Puft figure is about the same height as the 'busters themselves (the latter was eventually reissued as a plushie that was more accurately sized relative to the Ghostbuster figures- not that it would be physically possible to make a toy of the character to scale with the figures what with the character having been about 100' tall, and even today with a 2' tall Mattel Creator/{{Mattel}} foam figure or Diamond Select coin bank, it's still not quite happened). The likenesses of the Ghostbusters themselves also shares a bit with the early demo reel (as described below) which is why the Ray figure is so fat and why Winston's face is off-model.
30th Nov '17 11:38:58 AM MarkLungo
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** The recasting of Peter's voice actor from Lorenzo Music to Dave Coulier in Season 3 was that [[Creator/BillMurray the real life actor]] complained to the studio that the character sounded too much like Garfield. [[note]]Ironiclly Bill would go on to voice Garfield in the [[Film/{{Garfield}} live action movies]], largely out of penance for this act since he did like Lorenzo.[[/note]]

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** The recasting of Peter's voice actor from Lorenzo Music to Dave Coulier in Season 3 was that [[Creator/BillMurray the real life actor]] Creator/BillMurray complained to the studio that the character sounded too much like Garfield. [[note]]Ironiclly [[note]][[{{Irony}} Ironically]], Bill would go on to voice Garfield in the [[Film/{{Garfield}} live action movies]], largely out of penance for this act since he did like Lorenzo.[[/note]]
30th Nov '17 11:34:08 AM MarkLungo
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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers). ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOKrQblHqic The typical logo plastering employed by Sony during the era]] {plastering a Columbia-Tristar logo over the original logo at the end of the show} was also in effect, followed by the CreditsPushback scheme used by FF.)

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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode {{episode title cards card}}s in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers). ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOKrQblHqic The typical logo plastering employed by Sony during the era]] {plastering a Columbia-Tristar logo over the original logo at the end of the show} was also in effect, followed by the CreditsPushback scheme used by FF.)



* MissingEpisode: Every episode was included in the now out-of-print Time-Life DVD set. However, when the rights reverted back to Sony and they released 10 single-disc volumes to promote [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 the 2016 film]], only 111 out of the 173 episodes (counting the ''Slimer'' episodes) were included. Five of the remaining episodes ''did'' become available only for digital download.

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* MissingEpisode: Every episode was included in the now out-of-print Time-Life DVD set. However, when the rights reverted back to Sony Creator/{{Sony}} and they released 10 single-disc volumes to promote [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 the 2016 film]], only 111 out of the 173 episodes (counting the ''Slimer'' episodes) were included. Five of the remaining episodes ''did'' become available only for digital download.
30th Nov '17 9:13:50 AM themisterfree
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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers). ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOKrQblHqic The typical logo plastering employed by Sony during the era {plastering a Columbia-Tristar logo over the original logo at the end of the show} was also in effect, followed by the CreditsPushback scheme used by FF.)

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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers). ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOKrQblHqic The typical logo plastering employed by Sony during the era era]] {plastering a Columbia-Tristar logo over the original logo at the end of the show} was also in effect, followed by the CreditsPushback scheme used by FF.)
30th Nov '17 9:13:38 AM themisterfree
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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers).

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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers). ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOKrQblHqic The typical logo plastering employed by Sony during the era {plastering a Columbia-Tristar logo over the original logo at the end of the show} was also in effect, followed by the CreditsPushback scheme used by FF.)



** Trendmasters would eventually make a toy of Samhain in the Extreme Ghostbusters line... albeit rather off-model to his animated look.

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** Trendmasters would eventually make a toy of Samhain in the Extreme Ghostbusters ''Extreme Ghostbusters'' line... albeit rather off-model to his animated look.



** An early four minute [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5V2c1nN6s demo reel]] featured an entirely different character design for Peter Venkman (one that came closer to the more blue collar looks of live action Venkman Creator/BillMurray than the chiseled pretty boy design they ultimately went with), the Ghostbusters wearing their beige movie jumpsuits instead of the multi-color coded jumpsuits they wore in the finished series, and Slimer still appeared to be an antagonist rather than a team pet and mascot. Clips from it appeared in some ABC promos ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMzgR2waCo&t=3m10s one for the show]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubnARStpgQ&t=10m21s one for their Saturday lineup that season as part of their "Together" image campaign that year]]) before the show debuted.
*** In early storyboards for the promo pilot, Winston Zedmore had facial hair. It was later removed to keep his design simple.

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** An early four minute [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5V2c1nN6s demo reel]] featured an entirely different character design for Peter Venkman (one that came closer to the more blue collar looks of live action Venkman Creator/BillMurray than the chiseled pretty boy design they ultimately went with), the Ghostbusters wearing their beige movie jumpsuits instead of the multi-color coded jumpsuits they wore in the finished series, and Slimer still appeared to be an antagonist rather than a team pet and mascot. Clips from it appeared in some ABC promos ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXMzgR2waCo&t=3m10s com/watch?v=1f6yogvJDGo one for the show]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubnARStpgQ&t=10m21s one for their Saturday lineup that season as part of their "Together" image campaign that year]]) before the show debuted.
*** In early storyboards for the promo pilot, Winston Zedmore had facial hair. It was later removed to keep his design simple.
30th Nov '17 9:09:19 AM themisterfree
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* EditedForSyndication: When the show was rerun on [[Creator/{{Freeform}} Fox Family]] in the late 90s, they used a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0LXsowvmkM condensed version of the intro]]; the episodes were chopped up in some cases and missing their episode title cards in others (some episodes retained the title cards, but without voiceovers).
11th Nov '17 11:06:53 AM Rejcga16
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** A planned episode "Funny You Should Scream" which was about Dr. Teufel (meaning devil) ran a carnival and trapped children in his Fun House a la Pied Piper. The script for the episode was scrapped due to conflict with the animation writers and the Labor Board at the time.
6th Nov '17 2:09:55 PM CASCHero
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** The recasting of Peter's voice actor from Lorenzo Music to Dave Coulier in Season 3 was that [[Creator/BillMurray (the real life actor)]] complained to the studio that the character sounded too much like Garfield.

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** The recasting of Peter's voice actor from Lorenzo Music to Dave Coulier in Season 3 was that [[Creator/BillMurray (the the real life actor)]] actor]] complained to the studio that the character sounded too much like Garfield.Garfield. [[note]]Ironiclly Bill would go on to voice Garfield in the [[Film/{{Garfield}} live action movies]], largely out of penance for this act since he did like Lorenzo.[[/note]]
23rd Sep '17 9:16:58 PM philipnova798
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** Ghost was also less human and more monster like due to the network though kids can't handle death. Demons were also cut to not expose them to demonic theme and to avoid offending anybody's religious sensibilities.

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** Ghost was Ghosts were also made to be less human and more monster like monster-like due to the network though thinking that kids can't couldn't handle death. Demons were also cut so as to not expose them to demonic theme themes and to avoid offending anybody's religious sensibilities.
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