Fridge: The Real Ghostbusters

Fridge Brilliance
  • In "The Last Train to Oblivion", the ghost of Casey Jones was able to pass on after managing to prevent a train crash. Now, there was no danger of a train crash until Casey kidnapped Peter and started the stolen train down the tracks in the first place... but the problem wasn't that he had to avert a crash. It was that he had to perform his legendary, spectacular run, pushing the engine beyond the limit, doing what was thought to be impossible... AND not crash. It wasn't penance; it was post-mortem OCD.
  • In "No One Comes to Lupusville" the boys visit a town full of vampires and werewolves. Three dozen episodes later they're hired by a Boldavian count who claims to be the last vampire, and no one gainsays him. Guess we know who ultimately won the battle in Lupusville ...
    • To be fair, we do see more vampires later in the series. So the count is basically just being emo.
    • Or he's just the last vampire in Boldavia.
  • In "Three Men and an Egon," upon returning to his adult self, Egon is asked if he really doesn't remember what just happened to him. He doesn't... because humans don't start really forming memories until they're anywhere between 3 and 5 years old, and Egon spends the majority of the episode as a baby that's probably barely a year old, if that.

Fridge Horror
  • In the first episode, "Ghosts R Us", the Class 10 runs over a bunch of cars using its bike. What's disturbing is that we only see one car have its passengers safely get out before getting destroyed. Did this entity just kill dozens of innocent people before it was destroyed?
    • JMS explicitly notes this on the commentary for that episode, saying that the network never let that happen again.
  • In "The Cabinet of Calamari," when the disappearing victim escapes from the cabinet, he asks for some money to call his wife. Winston informs him that since he's been gone, the cost of payphones has increased. The man was in there for years without aging or noticing the passage of time, and chances are his wife has aged or moved on without him.
  • In "Buster the Ghost," the titular ghost decides to kill himself after yet another failure at a job, this time as a tooth fairy. As he says this, he makes a Finger Gun gesture pointing at his head. As shown in other episodes, ghosts can shot with their hands in that gesture. It may have been possible that he really was going to commit suicide within a few seconds if he hadn't been interrupted by his talking watch.
  • In "You Can't Take It With You," after the team break into the mansion of an insane millionaire teleporting his money into the Spirit World so he can keep it after he dies, they find and release three of his employees. The prisoners say their boss "was going to put us in that terrible machine" after he finished with his fortune, but given that: the guy is old, frail, and gets around via motorized wheelchair, and had no way of forcing them into his machine; the building was otherwise empty, as is stated outright later; they were locked in an airtight room; and Egon explicitly finds the plan "very Egyptian," it seems more likely he was planning on sending them to the afterlife the old-fashioned way...