History Trivia / TheRealGhostbusters

15th Apr '17 10:31:53 AM akaun6899
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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 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 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. Every pre-''Slimer'' episode was also recently made available on Netflix.
21st Feb '17 3:49:23 PM akaun6899
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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 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'' became 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 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'' became become available only for digital download.
21st Feb '17 6:26:34 AM akaun6899
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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 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. The others became 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 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. The others Five of the remaining episodes ''did'' became available only for digital download.
20th Feb '17 9:10:09 AM dsneybuf
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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 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.

to:

* 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. The others became available only for digital download.
18th Feb '17 8:39:33 AM akaun6899
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** Creator/ErnieHudson (Winston in the movies) auditioned for his own character.

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** Creator/ErnieHudson (Winston in the movies) auditioned for to [[RoleReprisal reprise his own character.role]].
17th Feb '17 3:40:36 PM akaun6899
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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 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.
4th Feb '17 7:56:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Despite its runaway success, Creator/{{ABC}} decided they needed to "fix" the show and hired a consulting firm named Q5 to take a look at it. According to Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the head writer at the time, Q5 didn't do any audience research or focus testing but demanded changes based on what they themselves believed would made a cartoon successful. Janine was changed to be more feminine and meek, and received round glasses because it was claimed her pointy ones could scare children. More changes were forced upon the writing staff starting with Season 3. The Junior Ghostbusters, a group of [[KidAppealCharacter recurring child characters]], were added. More focus was placed on Slimer, who spun off into his own (doomed) cartoon in Season 4. The whole team ended up taking on fixed roles: Egon was "The Brain", Ray was "The Hands", Peter was "The Mouth" and Winston was "The Driver" (the [[UnfortunateImplications racist implications]] of which the Straczynski and the writing team rightly called Q5 out for). This was enough to make Straczynski leave his position after Season 3 (though he wrote some later scripts for the show as a free-lance writer).

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Despite its runaway success, Creator/{{ABC}} decided they needed to "fix" the show and hired a consulting firm named Q5 to take a look at it. According to Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the head writer at the time, Q5 didn't do any audience research or focus testing but demanded changes based on what they themselves believed would made a cartoon successful. Janine was changed to be more feminine and meek, and received round glasses because it was claimed her pointy ones could scare children. More changes were forced upon the writing staff starting with Season 3. The Junior Ghostbusters, a group of [[KidAppealCharacter recurring child characters]], were added. More focus was placed on Slimer, who spun off into his own (doomed) cartoon in Season 4. The whole team ended up taking on consultants also wanted fixed roles: roles for the four main characters with Egon was as "The Brain", Ray was as "The Hands", Peter was as "The Mouth" and Winston was as "The Driver" (the [[UnfortunateImplications racist implications]] of which the Straczynski and the writing team rightly called Q5 out for). This was enough to make Straczynski leave his position after Season 3 (though he wrote some later scripts for the show as a free-lance writer).
1st Nov '16 7:36:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Despite its runaway success, Creator/{{ABC}} decided they needed to "fix" the show and hired a consulting firm named Q5 to take a look at it. According to Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the head writer at the time, Q5 didn't do any audience research or focus testing but demanded changes based on what they themselves believed would made a cartoon successful. Janine was changed to be more feminine and meek, and received round glasses because it was claimed her pointy ones could scare children. More changes were forced upon the writing staff starting with Season 3. The Junior Ghostbusters, a group of [[KidAppealCharacter recurring child characters]], were added. More focus was placed on Slimer, who spun off into his own (doomed) cartoon in Season 4. The whole team ended up taking on fixed roles: Egon was "The Brain", Ray was "The Hands", Peter was "The Mouth" and Winston was "The Driver" (which many of the writers noted the UnfortunateImplications of). This was enough to make Straczynski leave his position after Season 3 (though he wrote some later scripts for the show as a free-lance writer).

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Despite its runaway success, Creator/{{ABC}} decided they needed to "fix" the show and hired a consulting firm named Q5 to take a look at it. According to Creator/JMichaelStraczynski, the head writer at the time, Q5 didn't do any audience research or focus testing but demanded changes based on what they themselves believed would made a cartoon successful. Janine was changed to be more feminine and meek, and received round glasses because it was claimed her pointy ones could scare children. More changes were forced upon the writing staff starting with Season 3. The Junior Ghostbusters, a group of [[KidAppealCharacter recurring child characters]], were added. More focus was placed on Slimer, who spun off into his own (doomed) cartoon in Season 4. The whole team ended up taking on fixed roles: Egon was "The Brain", Ray was "The Hands", Peter was "The Mouth" and Winston was "The Driver" (which many (the [[UnfortunateImplications racist implications]] of which the writers noted Straczynski and the UnfortunateImplications of).writing team rightly called Q5 out for). This was enough to make Straczynski leave his position after Season 3 (though he wrote some later scripts for the show as a free-lance writer).
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.
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