The Real Ghostbusters

Season 3 Episode 1

Baby Spookums

Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1987 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • GOOF: When Spookums runs away Peter and Winston run out of the firehouse after her. But when they show Peter outside he is suddenly standing next to Ray. Then Ray is shown, in the next shot, inside the firehouse with Egon and Janine.

    • GOOF: When we first see the Ghostbusters, Egon is sitting at a desk looking through a telescope. He is wearing a pink collared shirt and black pants. After Ray answers the phone, Egon is suddenly in his blue nightgown

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • In this episode we learn that Egon's mother used to call him Spookums

    • The most noticeable change for the series is that starting with this episode, Slimer speaks more coherently as compared to his "Slimer-speak" of the past two seasons.

    • Starting from this episode, Janine Melnitz falls under the influence of makeoverus lotsabucks, a spirit that feeds on a person's vanity. Frustrated in the glacial pace of her relationship with Egon, she relents in letting the creature "improve" her. The creature poses as a "fairy godmother", first changing her voice, then her hairstyle, then over time altering her actual physical appearance. This would all come to a head in the episode "Janine, You've Changed".

    • Starting with this episode, Dave Coulier voices Peter Venkman and Kath Soucie voices Janine.

    • For the third season, a number of changes were made to make the show more "kid friendly" and politically correct. This caused departure of story editor J. Michael Straczynski.

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