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20th May '16 3:20:28 AM erforce
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In 1984, a Creator/BillMurray[=/=]Creator/DanAykroyd[=/=]Harold Ramis supernatural comedy called ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was a pretty substantial hit with younger viewers. Within a few years, they decided it would be a good idea to create an AnimatedSeries about the further adventures of the four paranormal investigators.

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In 1984, a Creator/BillMurray[=/=]Creator/DanAykroyd[=/=]Harold Ramis Creator/BillMurray[=/=]Creator/DanAykroyd[=/=]Creator/HaroldRamis supernatural comedy called ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' was a pretty substantial hit with younger viewers. Within a few years, they decided it would be a good idea to create an AnimatedSeries about the further adventures of the four paranormal investigators.



*** Comes full circle in ''Ghostbusters 2'' where she actually resembles the new Janine anyway, in looks if not in attitude.

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*** Comes full circle in ''Ghostbusters 2'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' where she actually resembles the new Janine anyway, in looks if not in attitude.



** In ''The Halloween Door,'' the disaster of the [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} first movie]] happens all over again. Ray is a great distance away from the firehouse when it blows up, but he knows it when he hears it.

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** In ''The Halloween Door,'' the disaster of the [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} [[{{Film/Ghostbusters 1984}} first movie]] happens all over again. Ray is a great distance away from the firehouse when it blows up, but he knows it when he hears it.



* MerchandiseDriven: Despite being a 1980s cartoon series, and despite the fact Kenner had a MASSIVE line of toys to tie in with the cartoon... not really. Early series toys were based mostly on the initial test pilot with some changes to match the final product, leading to oddities like a fat Ray and "Green Ghost" being evil instead of a toy of Slimer, as well as the only toy of Stay-Puft being a measly 6" tall. Very few toys made their way into the cartoon and not many toys based on the cartoon were produced. Furthermore, the toys relied on a lot of oddball gimmicks which the show never bothered with. The Ecto-2(a small helicopter) did show up a few times, although the animated version sat two people instead of one. Janine received a few toys though only one had a proper animation model face. Louis Tully got a few figures after Ghostbusters 2 and his introduction into the series. Slimer did not get a proper toy until later on when he was released with his own proton pack, and roughly twice the size he should've been to be to scale. Poor Samhain didn't get a toy until Extreme Ghostbusters came around (and he was off-model).
** Speaking of which, the Extreme Ghostbusters toys sort of subverted some of this by being closer to the animation. Two major ghost toys were in actual episodes and Slimer got two toys- one rather large, another as a pack-in accessory. Garrett was never made as the toy line ended due to poor sales before a second series was made.

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* MerchandiseDriven: Despite being a 1980s cartoon series, and despite the fact Kenner had a MASSIVE line of toys to tie in with the cartoon... not really. Early series toys were based mostly on the initial test pilot with some changes to match the final product, leading to oddities like a fat Ray and "Green Ghost" being evil instead of a toy of Slimer, as well as the only toy of Stay-Puft being a measly 6" tall. Very few toys made their way into the cartoon and not many toys based on the cartoon were produced. Furthermore, the toys relied on a lot of oddball gimmicks which the show never bothered with. The Ecto-2(a small helicopter) did show up a few times, although the animated version sat two people instead of one. Janine received a few toys though only one had a proper animation model face. Louis Tully got a few figures after Ghostbusters 2 ''Film/GhostbustersII'' and his introduction into the series. Slimer did not get a proper toy until later on when he was released with his own proton pack, and roughly twice the size he should've been to be to scale. Poor Samhain didn't get a toy until Extreme Ghostbusters came around (and he was off-model).
** Speaking of which, the Extreme Ghostbusters ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' toys sort of subverted some of this by being closer to the animation. Two major ghost toys were in actual episodes and Slimer got two toys- one rather large, another as a pack-in accessory. Garrett was never made as the toy line ended due to poor sales before a second series was made.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Film/{{Ghostbusters}} themselves.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters themselves.



** This is a CallBack to [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} the original movie]], where it's obvious that he's only humoring the Ghostbusters during his job interview:

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** This is a CallBack to [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the original movie]], where it's obvious that he's only humoring the Ghostbusters during his job interview:



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Pops Venkman, who was introduced as a PosthumousCharacter in the novelization of the original ''Ghostbusters'' film.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Pops Venkman, who was introduced as a PosthumousCharacter in the novelization {{novelization}} of the original ''Ghostbusters'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' film.



* WeirdScience: The cornerstone of the ''Ghostbusters'' franchise.

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* WeirdScience: The cornerstone of the ''Ghostbusters'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise.
2nd May '16 2:50:33 AM rafi
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** "The Devil In The Deep" took place on an exceptionally hot day, leading Janine to show up to work [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbq4jo_janine-barefoot_shortfilms in a revealing bikini.]]

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** "The Devil In The Deep" took place on an exceptionally hot day, leading Janine to show up to work [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbq4jo_janine-barefoot_shortfilms in a revealing bikini.]]]] [[NotDistractedByTheSexy Howewer nobody of the gang pay attention to this and talk normally with her as usual]].
16th Apr '16 1:30:38 AM WillDraco
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* ElSpanishO: Used in ''Spacebusters'' when Janine tries to drive her point home to Winston in three languages.
-->'''Janine:''' I'm '''positive.''' You have had ''no calls'' this morning.
-->'''Winston:''' I don't understand...
-->'''Janine:''' Then Winston, let me put it this way: El telefono no ding-a-ling-a pour vous, capisce?
15th Apr '16 12:43:01 AM SpideyTerry
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: "The Boogieman Cometh" averts this and is very unnerving about it.
-->'''The Boogieman:''' ''[to Egon]'' I remember ''you''.
2nd Apr '16 9:07:39 PM darksoul4242
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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 ''non 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.

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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 ''non ''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.
2nd Apr '16 9:05:02 PM darksoul4242
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* AesopAmnesia: In the earlier seasons, Peter had learn more than once that Slimer wasn't so bad or useless.

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* AesopAmnesia: In the earlier seasons, Peter had to learn more than once that Slimer wasn't so bad or useless.
2nd Apr '16 10:58:09 AM fruitstripegum
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* Ironically, in the episode where they confront the ''actual'' Cthulhu, they don't try this; they just open fire.

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* ** Ironically, in the episode where they confront the ''actual'' Cthulhu, they don't try this; they just open fire.
23rd Mar '16 2:33:39 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* EveryManHasHisPrice: When a lawyer arrives at the firehouse with a proposition to "clean up" Heck House, Egon and Ray refuse. Before they can leave, the lawyer stops them in their tracks with just three words.

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* EveryManHasHisPrice: EveryManHasHisPrice:
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When a lawyer arrives at the firehouse with a proposition to "clean up" Heck House, Egon and Ray refuse. Before they can leave, the lawyer stops them in their tracks with just three words.


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** In "Loathe Thy Neighbor" the heroes are hesitant to take the Micawbs' case, seeing as the Micawbs are stranger than most of the ghosts they tend to bust. Then Mr. Micawb says that cost is not an option and they'll pay any price; the guys change their mind quickly.
22nd Mar '16 12:43:13 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: The Boo York Peoplebusters have their own containment unit. It's actually quite pleasant inside, simulating sunny green fields, shady trees, and singing birds.
** Since everything in Boo York is reversed, it could imply that the interior of the Ghostbusters' containment unit is similarly pleasant for the ghosts they catch.

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* LuxuryPrisonSuite: LuxuryPrisonSuite:
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The Boo York Peoplebusters have their own containment unit. It's actually quite pleasant inside, simulating sunny green fields, shady trees, and singing birds.
** Since everything in Boo York is reversed, it could imply that the interior of the Ghostbusters' containment unit is similarly pleasant for the ghosts they catch. (It is implied in one episode that a ghost who hates noise would be in happy there; convincing it to surrender is a problem, because even the sound of ''talking'' makes it angry.)
3rd Mar '16 9:10:06 PM Fyrmer
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: "Night Game" has a [[BaseballEpisode baseball]] match between the forces of Good and Evil with the fate of a human soul on the line.
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