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4th Jul '16 9:52:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Egon, by and large, is charged with delivering the show's exposition, complete with SpockSpeak, making him the natural order of focus for the show. Also, the writers may have considered him the main protagonist as well, seeing as how it was Egon that would stay on as the ObiWan in Extreme Ghostbusters.

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* Egon, by and large, is charged with delivering the show's exposition, complete with SpockSpeak, making him the natural order of focus for the show. Also, the writers may have considered him the main protagonist as well, seeing as how it was Egon that would stay on as the ObiWan mentor in Extreme Ghostbusters.
24th Apr '16 2:43:05 PM LadyEvil
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A lot of people assume from lines in "The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic" that Peter's mother is dead. However, lines from later episodes ("My mother reads <i>Celebrity</i> magazine!" for one.) suggest that she's still living. Possibly, Peter remembers how sad and lonely his mother was when his father ran off to chase the latest Get Rich Quick scheme. She eventually got tired of being in a relationship of one and asked for a divorce. Peter never forgot how heartbroken his mother was. A combination of this plus some missed holidays and visitation weekends further strained Peter's relationship with his father. Mama Venkeman is alive and well, lives upstate and tries to find happiness in her present life, but was turned off the idea of marriage. Peter tries to visit her when he can, though his job means he can't as often as he'd like. (He at least manages to phone her on her birthday and Mother's Day.)

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A lot of people assume from lines in "The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic" that Peter's mother is dead. However, lines from later episodes ("My mother reads <i>Celebrity</i> ''Celebrity'' magazine!" for one.) suggest that she's still living. Possibly, Peter remembers how sad and lonely his mother was when his father ran off to chase the latest Get Rich Quick scheme. She eventually got tired of being in a relationship of one and asked for a divorce. Peter never forgot how heartbroken his mother was. A combination of this plus some missed holidays and visitation weekends further strained Peter's relationship with his father. Mama Venkeman is alive and well, lives upstate and tries to find happiness in her present life, but was turned off the idea of marriage. Peter tries to visit her when he can, though his job means he can't as often as he'd like. (He at least manages to phone her on her birthday and Mother's Day.)
1st Apr '16 2:16:42 PM LadyEvil
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[[WMG: Peter's parents are divorced.]]
A lot of people assume from lines in "The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic" that Peter's mother is dead. However, lines from later episodes ("My mother reads <i>Celebrity</i> magazine!" for one.) suggest that she's still living. Possibly, Peter remembers how sad and lonely his mother was when his father ran off to chase the latest Get Rich Quick scheme. She eventually got tired of being in a relationship of one and asked for a divorce. Peter never forgot how heartbroken his mother was. A combination of this plus some missed holidays and visitation weekends further strained Peter's relationship with his father. Mama Venkeman is alive and well, lives upstate and tries to find happiness in her present life, but was turned off the idea of marriage. Peter tries to visit her when he can, though his job means he can't as often as he'd like. (He at least manages to phone her on her birthday and Mother's Day.)
2nd Sep '15 4:39:04 PM Rockatt
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[[WMG: Slimer used to be a dog.]]
He certainly acts like a dog, with his short attention span, his general lack of inhibition, and his strong sense of loyalty to the Ghostbusters. It also might explain why he eats so much; he sees being a ghost as his opportunity to finally get to try all the human foods his owner wouldn't let him eat in life.
30th Oct '14 7:08:25 PM Lance
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* Another interpretation of this is that the movie was the in-verse adaptation of the "real" event that happened to the cartoon Ghostbusters. So, everything we ''think'' we saw happen in the movie could just be down to AdaptationDecay in the Real Ghostbusters universe version of the movie. The only events that we are ever actually told happened in the Real Ghostbusters version are that they captured Slimer at the Sedgwick Hotel, the containment unit blew up, and the final confrontation with Gozer resulted in them encountering the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It's ''possible'' that in the Real Ghostbusters version of those events, the Marmallow Man was actually manifested as a typical ghost that they simply captured in a trap, whereas the 'movie adaptation' of those same events instead interpreted Stay Puft as being a corporeal manifestation that got blown to bits for the sake of condensing the 'real' story.

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* Another interpretation of this is that the movie was the in-verse adaptation of the "real" event that happened to the cartoon Ghostbusters. So, everything we ''think'' we saw happen in the movie could just be down to AdaptationDecay in the Real Ghostbusters universe version of the movie. The only events that we are ever actually told happened in the Real Ghostbusters version are that they captured Slimer at the Sedgwick Hotel, the containment unit blew up, and the final confrontation with Gozer resulted in them encountering the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It's ''possible'' that in the Real Ghostbusters version of those events, the Marmallow Man was actually manifested as a typical ghost that they simply captured in a trap, whereas the 'movie adaptation' of those same events instead interpreted Stay Puft as being a corporeal manifestation that got blown to bits for the sake of condensing and dramatizing the 'real' story.
30th Oct '14 7:04:07 PM Lance
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* Another interpretation of this is that the movie was the in-verse adaptation of the "real" event that happened to the cartoon Ghostbusters. So, everything we ''think'' we saw happen in the movie could just be down to AdaptationDecay in the Real Ghostbusters universe version of the movie. The only events that we are ever actually told happened in the Real Ghostbusters version are that they captured Slimer at the Sedgwick Hotel, the containment unit blew up, and the final confrontation with Gozer resulted in them encountering the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It's ''possible'' that in the Real Ghostbusters version of those events, the Marmallow Man was actually manifested as a typical ghost that they simply captured in a trap, whereas the 'movie adaptation' of those same events instead interpreted Stay Puft as being a corporeal manifestation that got blown to bits for the sake of condensing the 'real' story.
29th Mar '14 6:45:19 AM bweb
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* Egon, by and large, is charged with delivering the show's exposition, complete with SpockSpeak, making him the natural order of focus for the show. Also, the writers may have considered him the main protagonist as well, seeing as how it was Egon that would stay on as the ObiWan in Extreme Ghostbusters.
12th Feb '13 11:47:11 AM MarkLungo
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The restraining order forbade the 'Busters from making money while ghostbusting. Nothing said they couldn't become rich beyond their wildest dreams by ''selling'' their story; ''TheRealGhostbusters'' is the result. It would probably look more like ''The Original Real Ghostbusters'', with matching flightsuits and a Peter that looks a ''little'' more like Bill Murray at Peter's own insistence; also, Mr. Stay-Puft would be the unofficial mascot, not Slimer. Somewhere around Series 3, the Marshmallow Man starts to take a bigger role, and the show is eventually retooled to focus entirely on him. At this point, we see Movie!Ghostbusters in decline, with Ray and Winston doing kids' parties in a decrepit ECTO-1.

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The restraining order forbade the 'Busters from making money while ghostbusting. Nothing said they couldn't become rich beyond their wildest dreams by ''selling'' their story; ''TheRealGhostbusters'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' is the result. It would probably look more like ''The Original Real Ghostbusters'', with matching flightsuits and a Peter that looks a ''little'' more like Bill Murray at Peter's own insistence; also, Mr. Stay-Puft would be the unofficial mascot, not Slimer. Somewhere around Series 3, the Marshmallow Man starts to take a bigger role, and the show is eventually retooled to focus entirely on him. At this point, we see Movie!Ghostbusters in decline, with Ray and Winston doing kids' parties in a decrepit ECTO-1.
12th Feb '13 9:10:25 AM PennStrokes
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[[WMG: The camera-man has a fascination with Egon.]]
This is something I noticed while I was marathoning the episodes: Whenever the camera needs to zoom in and do a close-up for dramatic effect on any ghostbuster - any ghostbuster at all - the choice is almost constantly Egon. The camera seems mesmerized with his blue eyes in particular.

Now, this could mean a number of things.
*The camera-man has mistaken Egon for the "main" protagonist and is trying to direct the viewer's attention back to him
*Egon's the camera-man's favorite character
*The camera-man has a crush on Egon and this is the only way he/she can confess his/her love
***Alternatively, Janine has paid him/her for the benefit of seeing more of her beloved Doctor Spengler on-screen
11th Feb '13 7:30:40 PM PrimeEvil
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[[WMG: This is how the individual Ghostbusters made money in the five-year interim between the two movies.]]
This only works by disregarding "Take Two" from the overall canon, but hear me out:
The restraining order forbade the 'Busters from making money while ghostbusting. Nothing said they couldn't become rich beyond their wildest dreams by ''selling'' their story; ''TheRealGhostbusters'' is the result. It would probably look more like ''The Original Real Ghostbusters'', with matching flightsuits and a Peter that looks a ''little'' more like Bill Murray at Peter's own insistence; also, Mr. Stay-Puft would be the unofficial mascot, not Slimer. Somewhere around Series 3, the Marshmallow Man starts to take a bigger role, and the show is eventually retooled to focus entirely on him. At this point, we see Movie!Ghostbusters in decline, with Ray and Winston doing kids' parties in a decrepit ECTO-1.
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