Haunted Lives

Season 1 Episode 1

"Ghosts R Us/The Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit"

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 1991 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Renowned psychic Sylvia Browne portrays herself in one of the recreations. She has often appeared on the Montel Williams show.

  • Quotes

    • Otto: (frightened of the ghosts) "I can't go back. I got a feeling if I do, something bad is going to happen."
      Joe Torres: "Yeah? Well, if you don't go back in, something worse will happen to you. You'll be fired."

    • School Ghosts: "Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!" (The ghosts chant this in Otto's ear before a wall collapses on him.)

    • School Ghosts: "Are you still here, man?" (Otto discovers this message written on a chalkboard for him in an empty and deserted classroom after looking for the kids supposedly making noises.)

    • Gabe Torres: "Didn't you have a childhood, man. Scary buildings are great. You can play hide and seek, go treasure hunting or look for dead bodies or ghosts...." (to Otto after hearing children's voices giggling)

    • Manager : "How do I get rid of him?"
      Margie : (sarcasticly underbreath) "With a silver bullet?"

    • Manager : "It's only the storeroom. There's nothing to be afraid of."

    • Margie : "Rumors are there are ghosts in the storeroom." (turning sarcastic) "Welcome to Toys R Us. Can we haunt you?"

  • Notes

    • The titles of the three stories in this episode in order were "Ghosts R Us" (about the Toys R Us ghost), "The Legend of Kate Morgan" (the ghost of the Hotel Del Coronado) and "School Spirit" (about the ghosts during the demolition of Metz Elementary").

    • The Toys R Us ghost was also featured on the TV series "That's Incredible." Both series featured photos of the ghost from the 1983 seance.

  • Allusions

    • Joe Torres: "What do you want me to do? Call Ghostbusters?!"

      Joe says this to his sons who work for him. He is referring to the 1984 movie which starred Dan Aykyroyd, Bill Murray and Annie Potts.

    • Margie : "I can see him. He looks like Casper."

      Margie says this while Sylvia is trying to get the ghost of Yonni Yonson to appear. This is an allusion to the popular cartoon series Casper which later became a motion picture.