Trivia: Filmation's Ghostbusters

  • Acting for Two: Larry Storch as Spenser and the Al Capone Expy in the first episode. They even dressed the same.
  • Creator Cameo: Filmation founder Lou Scheimer as Zero in the live-action series and several voices in the animated series. Tracy, Fib Face and Ansabone are but three examples.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Susan Blu as Belfry and Erika Scheimer as Jessica's nephew Corky.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Pat Fraley as Jake and Peter Cullen as Eddie. Both actors also play several other characters on the series.
  • Recycled Script: Becomes really obvious when the same villain pulls off the same plot in two consecutive episodes, at least in the Netflix playlist order.
    • Also, the Inside a Computer System episode "Cyman's Revenge" is very similar to the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) episode "Day of the Machines".
    • There's a sequence in the episode "Statue of Liberty" in which: The Ghostbusters go up a reeeeeally long flight of stairs (sound familiar?) in pursuit of Mysteria. Mysteria catches up to Eddie and surrounds him with mist. Eddie falls, and Tracy uses the Ghost Gummer to catch him in the nick of time! The sequence was reused in a later episode, replacing Mysteria with a generic orange ghost!
  • What Could Have Been: In the original "series bible" (the document which lays out the vision of the series), the moronic Airhead was described as working for the Ghostbusters while serving Prime Evil—in other words, a mole. This gave his incompetence a very interesting angle, but in the finished series, he was just a moron.
    • Also, according to the show's wiki, Filmation was planning a Spin-Off called Batz featuring Belfry's family, with the episode "Whither Why" as a Poorly Disguised Pilot.
      • In her original design, Futura was an African-American with long, light-brown hair, and Jessica Wray originally had blonde hair.
      • Prime Evil was originally designed to resemble Mumm-Ra, while Scared Stiff was stockier in his pilot appearance and Mysteria originally had a human appearance and a long red dress.
  • Bizarrely, if you combine the Real Ghostbusters song with the Filmation intro, they match perfectly. Combining the intro of The Real Ghostbusters with the Filmation music isn't quite the same, but it still comes very close.
    • Most likely the animators were told to time the intro animation to the Ray Parker Jr music just in case a last minute agreement with Columbia ( or case handed down in court) allowed them to use it.