Haunted Lives

Season 3 Episode 3

"The Brotherhood/The Headless Ghost"

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 1995 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Manhatten, Kansas, the location of the haunted Phi Beta Delta fraternity at Kansas State University, is also the hometown of Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.

  • Quotes

    • Vicki: "Come on, sugar, drink up. I'm buying tonight."
      Richard: "Hey, if anyone can drive a man to drink, it's you."

    • Bobby:(his foot goes through floor) "No wonder this place is so cheap."
      Carl:(foreshadowing)"That ain't the only reason."

    • Bobby: (to Janet) "Nothing up here bites.
      Carl:(foreshadowing again) "Nothing much."

  • Notes

    • The titles of the two recreations are "The Brotherhood" (the story about Phi Beta Delta) and "The Headless Ghost" (Bobby Mackey's Music World).

    • Bobby Mackey's Music World has also been explored by the TV series "Encounters," "Sightings" and "A Haunting In..." on the Discovery Channel.

    • Run on the UPN in September 1995, the series was now called "Real Ghosts." The opening narration was slightly altered, a middle story was dropped and the series started using more recognizable actors, but it was not picked up as a regular series.

    • Edward Winter, who plays Carl Lawson in the "Headless Ghost" storyline, was actually credited as Ed Winter. Winter is best known for playing Colonel Flagg in the TV Series M*A*S*H.

  • Allusions

    • Josh's opening narration: "Ever since I saw the movie Animal house, I thought it would be a blast to live in a fraternity."

      Josh is alluding to the 1975 movie "Animal House" with Tim Matheson, John Belushi and Bruce McGill.

    • Mike and Josh hear noises in the library when they stay the night.

      Mike: "Phasers on stun."
      Josh: "Aye, captain."

      Their sayings are oriented to the Classic Star Trek series.