History WesternAnimation / TheRealGhostbusters

5th Mar '17 7:01:16 PM nombretomado
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** Interestingly enough, the {{Marvel}} UK comics based on the show featured Dana as TheUnseen -- she would never actually appear, but Peter would sometimes mention her, and he would occasionally be seen preparing for a date with her. (The Norwegian translation of the comic featured a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny suprisingly witty]] lettercolumn where Peter answered the kids' letters, and the kids would sometimes ask why Dana Barett never appeared in the comic. Peter's answer varied -- "She's too beautiful to appear in the comic," "Because my personal life can't interest anyone," "I asked but I think she's too shy.")

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** Interestingly enough, the {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} UK comics based on the show featured Dana as TheUnseen -- she would never actually appear, but Peter would sometimes mention her, and he would occasionally be seen preparing for a date with her. (The Norwegian translation of the comic featured a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny suprisingly surprisingly witty]] lettercolumn where Peter answered the kids' letters, and the kids would sometimes ask why Dana Barett never appeared in the comic. Peter's answer varied -- "She's too beautiful to appear in the comic," "Because my personal life can't interest anyone," "I asked but I think she's too shy.")
19th Feb '17 12:41:55 PM WillDraco
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* MarriedToTheJob: Much like firefighters, the Ghostbusters are on-call 24/7, so it can be tough to maintain outside relationships.
-->'''Janine:''' Ghostbusters are heartbreakers, kid. Don't get too close to 'em.
11th Feb '17 11:58:23 AM Eagal
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* {{Chickification}}: Janine went from a snarky secretary with a stereotypical Jersey Girl accent (Egon referred to it as an "annoying Brooklyn Accent" in ''Janine, You've Changed'') and hairdo with triangular glasses (in other words, you know, just like the movie - to the point that early on people thought the voice actress, Laura Summer, was simply Annie Potts using a ''nom de guerre'' for some reason) to a softer spoken woman with straight hair and round glasses over the series, thanks to ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{ABC}} (as noted below). It was even justified ([[AuthorsSavingThrow sort of]]) in ''Janine, You've Changed'' where it turned out Janine was under the influence of a malevolent spirit who played to her self-image and changed her appearance accordingly.
** More of [[{{Xenafication}} an inversion]]. True the suits wanted Janine to have a milder personality, but they also wanted to make her a full fledged Ghostbuster. JMS wanted her to keep her personality, and her job as secretary. After JMS left, Janine soon began training with the Ghostbusters, following them on missions, and eventually even got her own pink uniform with her name stitched on it. She was also a Ghostbuster in the action figure line.
*** It's worth noting that KathSoucie (the one hired to voice the milder Janine) stated in DVD bonus material that she was skeptical of the softening of the character in the first place.
*** Comes full circle in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' where she actually resembles the new Janine anyway, in looks if not in attitude.
*** In ''Janine, You've Changed,'' Egon says "Remember when Janine had that really annoying Brooklyn accent?"



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* GirlinessUpgrade: Janine went from a snarky secretary with a stereotypical Jersey Girl accent (Egon referred to it as an "annoying Brooklyn Accent" in ''Janine, You've Changed'') and hairdo with triangular glasses to a softer spoken woman with straight hair and round glasses over the series, thanks to ExecutiveMeddling from Creator/{{ABC}}, but also started going out in the field as a Ghostbuster herself.
3rd Feb '17 4:01:48 PM NekoHybrid
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* TooDumbToLive: The city workers digging for a new subway tunnel in "Knock Knock"; they stumble across a DoorOfDoom that warns them not to open it until the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of the world.]] They open it anyway, because they ''refuse to let a talking door tell them what to do'', and release HellOnEarth.
-->'''Doomsday Door:''' [[DontTouchItYouIdiot Do Not Open Until Doomsday!]]


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* TooDumbToLive: The city workers digging for a new subway tunnel in "Knock Knock"; they stumble across a DoorOfDoom that warns them not to open it until the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of the world.]] They open it anyway, because they ''refuse to let a talking door tell them what to do'', and release HellOnEarth.
-->'''Doomsday Door:''' [[DontTouchItYouIdiot Do Not Open Until Doomsday!]]
** Oh yes, Pops Venkman, it's such a GREAT idea to secretly transport [[SealedEvilInACan an ancient demon of destruction known for destroying entire civilizations]] to New York and release it during a seminar. What could possibly go wrong?
3rd Feb '17 8:33:51 AM NekoHybrid
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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: In"Ghostfight at the O.K. Corral", the Ghostbusters have a classic face-off against four ghost Cowboys in the middle of an old west town. Only difference is it's a shootout with proton streams and ethereal beams instead of bullets.
2nd Feb '17 1:33:16 PM NekoHybrid
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** Wot in "Mrs. Rogers' Neighborhood" forcefully possesses Peter in order to use his body's prints and voice to unlock the containment unit.
** Averted with Vanna in "The Cabinet of Calamari". Due to her spaced out mannerisms and Egon not detecting any traces of ghostly possession on the PKE meter, he deduced she was hypnotized.


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** Basically all the ghosts in "Killer-Watt" are possessed appliances and power tools.


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* NeverMyFault: Dr. Crowley in "The Halloween Door" winds up accidentally releasing a horde of demons upon Earth because of his idiotic self-righteous bid to rid society of Halloween. When it is resolved, not only does the bastard refuse to take responsibility for what he caused, he uses the event as an excuse to [[TooDumbToLive "redouble his efforts and try again"]].
1st Feb '17 10:13:02 AM NekoHybrid
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** "Cthulhu makes Gozer look like Little Mary Sunshine."

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** "Cthulhu --> '''Winston:''' Cthulhu? I've heard of him. He's bad, right?
--> '''Egon:''' He
makes Gozer look like Little Mary Sunshine."



** The Ghostbusters also wire their packs to overload to power up a bomb and take out the Bogeyman, though they don't intend to go with it on that occasion.

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** The Ghostbusters also wire their packs to overload to power up a bomb and take out the Bogeyman, Boogeyman, though they don't intend to go with it on that occasion.
29th Jan '17 1:30:36 PM NekoHybrid
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* AWizardDidIt: When Egon explains the legend of Hob Anagarik in "Cold Cash and Hot Water".
--> '''Egon:''' When the humans came, Hob attacked them. They defeated Hob, sealed him in a block of black ice, and sank him to the sea bottom. With the fire demon gone, the heat went out of the land, the snow started, and the north became cold.
--> '''Ray:''' The Ice Age.
--> '''Egon:''' Essentially, yes.
--> '''Winston:''' Where'd the humans get that block of ice if the land was hot?
--> '''Egon:''' Magic, of course.
--> '''Winston:''' Oh... of course...
29th Jan '17 1:00:18 PM NekoHybrid
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* FreakyFridayFlip: In one episode, a mishap with one of Egon's inventions caused him and '''Slimer''' to switch bodies. Egon wanted to fix this ASAP before Slimer "eats his body into a butterball coma".
27th Jan '17 10:41:57 AM NekoHybrid
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* FourIsDeath: The four ghost cowboys in "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral".
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