The Real Ghostbusters

Season 6 Episode 1

Janine, You've Changed

Aired Unknown Sep 08, 1990 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • At the beginning of the episode, J. Michael Straczynski's name is misspelled as "Michael J. Straczynski".

  • Quotes

    • Peter: (shouting) Janine! Janine!
      (A guy opens a window in an above apartment)
      Guy: Hey, you. Do you know what time it is?
      Peter: Yeah, it's 4:37 a.m., and you should really be in bed by now.
      (The guy throws a shoe at Peter, hitting him)
      Peter: Owwww!

    • Egon: I take it you've all read Slimer's report.
      Peter: Yeah and the copy machine's never gonna be the same again.

    • Peter: Say Egon, you know I just had a thought.
      Egon: You had a thought?
      Peter: Yes.
      Egon: Have a cookie. (hands Peter a cookie)
      Peter: Why?
      Egon: It's how they train seals, Peter. Unfortunately, I'm out of fish.

  • Notes

    • Although we see how Janine achieved all the physical changes, and explains how she lost her original Brooklyn accent, only the changes she asked for in this episode were the only ones reversed, and all the other changes she had made beforehand became permanent.

    • According to many Egon/Janine fans, this episode was a major pay-off. Egon and Janine stand before each other and Egon blurts out the truth that, if you paid attention, burned within him for a long time. Granted that the attraction was obviously one-sided at first, but look at "Ragnarok And Roll": the Ghostbusters were about to blow themselves to smithereens to stop Jeremy Whittington. Ray, Peter and Winston are exchanging witty banter reminiscent of the end of that episode. And Egon lightly whispers a single word: "Janine" It certainly wasn't Louis he was interested in saving in "Partners In Slime", and when the team deduces Boogaloo is after their containment unit in "The Halloween Door", Egon's first thought isn't for the carnage to be unleased on the world: it's that a certain redhead is at ground zero. Especially go back and watch "Robo-Buster": if that isn't naked, flaming, glorious jealously and anger at Paul Smart ("Then what do you call that, your jalopy?!") then what is it?! My main regret at Extreme Ghostbusters is that they seem to have back-tracked the relationship somewhat, especially in "The Crawler" Darn it, if anybody had a say, Janine would've been introduced as "Oh, this is my wife, Janine." and maybe a couple of kids or something...

    • This episode explains all the changes Janine went through over the seasons.

    • After the focus on Slimer failed to return the show to it's original ratings, ABC finally went to former story editor J. Michael Straczynski and offered him his job back. He was forced to decline due to other commitments, but agreed to write a few episodes on the condition that he got to write the show the way it was during his tenure.

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