Extreme Ghostbusters

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(ended 1997)

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Extreme Ghostbusters

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"Who ya gonna call?" New York City has enjoyed a lengthy respite from the supernatural for some time now. The Real Ghostbusters – Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore – did their jobs very well, but have long since gone on to lead more normal lives. Unfortunately, there are always ghosts out there, and they are coming back in full force. Without the Ghostbusters, New York City is defenseless against these menaces. As the sole one still around, Egon knows that he has to do something. However, even with old friend Janine Melnitz and ghostly sidekick Slimer around, he needs a lot more help. Enter a younger team compromised of Eduardo Rivera, Kylie Griffin, Garrett Miller and Roland Jackson. Guided by Egon and boasting more advanced ghostbusting equipment, the Extreme Ghostbusters face off against nastier and meaner ghosts. The Real Ghostbusters had been over for years, but interest in the franchise in general has always remained. Finally, after six years, Extreme Ghostbusters hit the airwaves. Boasting some of the people involved with RGB, EGB turned out some fan favorites (including the "Back in the Saddle" two-parter, which brought back Peter, Ray and Winston). Though not nearly as successful as its predecessor, this second spin-off was far more faithful to RGB than the short-lived Slimer! spin-off from years earlier.

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Pat Musick

Pat Musick

voice of Janine Melnitz

Rino Romano

Rino Romano

voice of Eduardo Rivera

Billy West

Billy West

voice of Slimer

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

voice of Kylie Griffin

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

voice of Egon Spengler

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden

voice of Garrett Miller

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Aww, I loved this show, and then Toon Disney went and replaced it with Lilo & Stitch...darn them!

    8.5
    Since I was only three when the series first aired, I haven't seen all of the episodes. I have, however, seen the ones that were repeated on Toon Disney rather late at night for a short while, before being replaced. The characters were actually well developed, and I loved the voice actors. Extreme Ghostbusters made me start liking Tara Strong, and Tara Strong drove me to try out Teen Titans, and I came here to check out the Teen Titans page, so it's actually the fault of Extreme Ghostbusters that I am here right now, so thanks!

    Anyway, the whole love/hate KyliexEduardo sitch was awesome, and I was desperate for them to get together. I think they did the same thing in Teen Titans with BB and Rae's relationship - kinda coincidental that Kylie and Rae share the same voice actress and the same type of personality, despite the fact that the two series are nothing to do with each other. Anyway, back to EGB. I was so upset when this left! There were some really good episodes like The Grundel and Fear Itself, but also some kinda rubbish ones like Luck Of The Irish and that one where the house tries to eat the kids.



    Ah well, this series deserves a reprieve, and I'd want new episodes, too!moreless
  • A truley underrated show that deserved better than it got.

    9.1
    When I first heard about this show, my first thought was it was going to be a watered-down version of the later seasons of the original show, but it surprised me. They kicked the monsters up a notch, added a bit of an X-Files flair, and had likeable characters with some deph. I can see where people would be put off by the PCness, I didn\'t find it as bad as many other shows of it\'s time because the minority characters had flaws. It\'s a shame this great show didn\'t last while crud like Passions goes on.moreless
  • Ghostbusting for older audiences such as mature teens and adults (At long last). One of the most intelligent and brilliant series ever made, in animation or otherwise. Superb characters, brilliant writing, fantastic screenplay, engaging atmosphere.moreless

    10
    As most people already know, the Ghostbusters franchise has been pretty huge with two highly succesful movies and one modestly succesful cartoon series to follow them up. The RGB series was perhaps overtaken by commercial successes of other 80s toons such as Thundercats, GI Joe, Transformers, TMNT and a truckload of others but I personally feel that it was much more mature all of them. XGB follows the same style and trend and thus delivers a new and groundbreaking series which is somewhat a follow up of the RGB series albiet much improved. My favourite part about XGB are the characters who represent an entirely new team of ghostbusters. The writing and screenplay are so good that it feels like multiple shows put together as a lot happens within a short while. At the same time, they face the same limitations of 10-30 minute schedules. The best part is that while the previous cartoon series was made for children, XGB has been made for teens and adults, as represented by its depth, intelligence, darkness and even violence and gore. It was great to see how the Ghostbusters could handle real threats instead of acting like pest control. My only complaints are that Egon could have been more of an active participant in the missions and that secondary characters are very few in number. This was a unique and amazing show and I'm heartbroken that it was made only fo r 40 episodes.moreless
  • I used to run red lights at 75 mph in order to try and catch this on TV. Thats how good it was and still is. A timeless classic.

    10
    What a sad past it was? This show was absolutely amazing and got me hooked. Not only were the production values really superb but so was everything else. You've really gotta love the characters in this series. This was the only show which could effectively prove that animation could still be something of a trendsetter and was not going downhill in the face of an increasingly cynical audience. It used to air at times when my work just concluded and even though I drove fast everytime, I could only catch at the most, the last 10-15 minutes of each episode, if I was lucky. Sometimes it can get frustrating. Why does something so good have to come with a catch? I really envy the people who own this series.moreless
  • The only problem is that it makes everything else look so primitive.

    10
    No matter what it is youve watched in the past few decades, XGB beats them all, bet it action, adventure or fantasy. So the problem is that you may never see the old classics in the same way you did in the past. The only genre where it may not have that much of an impact is the comedy genre which are ruled by dedicated comedies such as the Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park. Even so, it beats the same on production levels and realism although it shouldnt be compared in those areas. This is thus highly probably the best and greatest animated series ever produced.moreless
  • Fanfics
    Anyone out there have any EGB fanfics? I have fanfics in the making, but I'm having trouble starting them. However, I can give y...
    02/24/14
    5
  • Kylie's hair color
    Has anyone else noticed that Kylie's hair changes color throughout the series between blue to black to greyish-black? I now her ha...
    01/19/10
    1
  • Kyle and Edwardo
    Its been awhile since I've seen this series so I don't quite remeber everything about it. But I was wondering, it appeared that Ed...
    07/15/07
    6
  • DVDs
    Anyone know if there are any plans to release this show?
    03/02/07
    4
  • The Riddle of The Sphinx... or at least Egon's age in it!
    I noticed here that it is pointed out that the "Sphinx" has to take place before "Back in the Saddle" due to Egon's age.That is CO...
    01/27/07
    4
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