History Trivia / TheRealGhostbusters

23rd Sep '16 5:03:51 PM themisterfree
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** The episode "Ghostbuster of the Year" (an episode long ''Film/CitizenKane'' reference) seems to have been produced solely to showcase Creator/MauriceLaMarche's impersonation of Creator/OrsonWelles.

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** The episode "Ghostbuster of the Year" (an episode long ''Film/CitizenKane'' reference) seems to have been produced solely to showcase Creator/MauriceLaMarche's impersonation of Creator/OrsonWelles.Creator/OrsonWelles (which he would later put to good use as [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} The]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Brain]]).
23rd Sep '16 4:26:33 PM themisterfree
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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 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 reel (as described below) which is why the Ray figure is so fat and why Winston's face is off-model.



** 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 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.

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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 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.
23rd Aug '16 9:01:52 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheDanza: In the ''Slimer!'' short "The Not-So-Great Outdoors", Creator/RobPaulsen plays a rabbit named Robby.



* TakeThat: Dr. Basingame, a [[ConMan charlatan spiritualist]] first appearing in "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", wore a safari jacket and camera around his neck in that episode - an awful lot like the wardrobe of Jake Kong from ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters''. This was deliberate; WordOfGod said Basingame was a deliberate swipe against the [[DuelingShows rival show]]. On that note, another episode had a brief insult aimed at He-Man, which was animated by Filmation as well.
** A later episode was dedicated at jabbing at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with 3 rude ghosts that ate pizza- the Turtles own cartoon was trashing Ghostbusters in the ratings at the time. CamClarke, the voice of Leonardo in the original TMNT cartoon, even voiced one of them.
20th May '16 3:17:12 AM erforce
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** The only reason the Egon/Janine relationship was never allowed to go anywhere? Creator/HaroldRamis hated the idea, and since the actors had creative control over their characters, it was vetoed. This is why it was totally dropped in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2'' for a Janine/Louis relationship.

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** The only reason the Egon/Janine relationship was never allowed to go anywhere? Creator/HaroldRamis hated the idea, and since the actors had creative control over their characters, it was vetoed. This is why it was totally dropped in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} 2'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' for a Janine/Louis relationship.



* RecycledTheSeries: Of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Humorously enough, the show treats TheMovie as a movie version of the series.

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* RecycledTheSeries: Of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. Humorously enough, the show treats TheMovie as a movie version of the series.
23rd Apr '16 5:08:48 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatVoice: (Quoth [[http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/653.html X-Entertainment]]: "If you're new to the show, it'll take awhile for you to stop expecting [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends lasagna jokes]] [from Peter, who is voiced by Lorenzo Music in the early half of the show's run].")
** It becomes HilariousInHindsight, because in 2004, a live-action ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' movie would be released. In that film, Garfield is voiced by Creator/BillMurray, who played Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters movie.
*** Because Bill Murray complained to the producers that his character "sounds like Garfield", they replaced him with Dave Coulier (''Series/FullHouse'''s Joey). Alternatively, some sources claim that it was actually Joe Medjuck, who co-produced the original film with Michael C. Gross, who complained about Music's casting, claiming he didn't sound enough like Bill Murray.
** Creator/KathSoucie played the post-{{Chickification}} Janine. It was one of her earliest roles.
** The original Janine was voiced by Laura Summer, who would reuse the voice for Patamon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
** Creator/MauriceLaMarche played Egon (and sounds a lot like [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]] would years later).
*** According to TheOtherWiki, initially they wanted Maurice not to do a Harold Ramis impression, but as an impressionist, Maurice felt he couldn't properly play Egon ''without'' following Ramis' example (he won the part anyway with it). He also tried a "Creator/WoodyAllen" approach, but it didn't fit Egon's personality.
** Creator/FrankWelker pulled [[TalkingToHimself double-duty]] as Ray and Slimer.
** The ''Slimer!'' shorts featured Creator/CreeSummer as Chilly Cooper, an ice cream truck driver who befriends Slimer.
** Crowley from "The Halloween Door" was voiced by Michael Rye, better known as [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Duke Igthorn]].
** In "Ghostworld" Mrs. Spengler was voiced by Rose Marie, better known as [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Sally Rogers.]] An earlier appearance near the end of an episode had Creator/MauriceLaMarche voice her for the last few seconds when she sent the guys out on a call.
17th Apr '16 2:36:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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8th Mar '16 3:34:23 PM Davethe3rd
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** A later episode was dedicated at jabbing at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with 3 rude ghosts that ate pizza- the Turtles own cartoon was trashing Ghostbusters in the ratings at the time.

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** A later episode was dedicated at jabbing at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with 3 rude ghosts that ate pizza- the Turtles own cartoon was trashing Ghostbusters in the ratings at the time. CamClarke, the voice of Leonardo in the original TMNT cartoon, even voiced one of them.
28th Jan '16 10:43:07 PM Green_lantern40
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** In "Jailbusters," the ghostly judge is voiced by [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir James Avery]].
21st Oct '15 1:33:31 PM roman55
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** The executives softened Janine's character to be more "motherly" but they also wanted to make her a full-fledged Ghostbuster as opposed to just a secretary who only occasionally got involved with the plot. Quite a few fans think this might have actually been a good idea.

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** The executives softened Janine's character to be more "motherly" but they also wanted to make her a full-fledged Ghostbuster as opposed to just a secretary who only occasionally got involved with the plot. Quite a few fans think this might have actually been a good idea.idea, especially if it had been thought up during the show's peak.
3rd Oct '15 1:00:31 AM smalltime
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** One of the most jarring changes was Peter could no longer be mean to Slimer.
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