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  • Jon Protagonist
    Jon Protagonist
    Captain Sillypants
    Comments: 280

    Phelous…

    Singing the technically original, yet still totally a knock-off Filmation Ghostbusters animated theme is never more legit than when you are playing with shitty Real Ghostbusters knock off merchandise.

    Still, that’s “Let’s go Ghostbusters!” theme was pretty catchy even if the show wasn’t good.

    • Goldstar
      Just might make the CUT
      Comments: 53

      Filmation’s Ghostbusters was still better than the Q5 Real Ghostusters episodes and the Slimer Show.

      Anyway, I’ve always hated those cheap handheld games where it’s impossible to control properly or even see what it is that you’re supposed to do in them.

      I’d like to visit the alternate universe where the 1985 movie had been titled “Ghostblasters”. Then the animated series based on that movie wouldn’t have had to get “Real”.

      • Jon Protagonist
        Jon Protagonist
        Captain Sillypants
        Comments: 280

        When the two weekday Ghostbusters aired, my grade school friends and I had pre-judged the non-movie based Ghostbusters as a stupid rip-off that we were too cool to watch. So I never really gave it a chance.

         

        On the other hand, by the time the Q5 stuff was airing I wasn’t able to watch a lot of Satuday Morning cartoons, so I was also spared that although I caught the odd episode and a Slimer episode here and there which I thought were for babies. Thus I was pretty lucky and almost all my animated Ghostbuster memories are the weekday syndicated DIC episodes with Lorenzo Music.

         

  • Silverstar
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 95

    Agreed, Filmation’s Ghoshtbusters was pretty darn goofy, but it wasn’t without its’ charm. 2 dudes and a gorilla fighting ghoulish super-villains with wacky ghost-busting gear has a certain campy appeal to it. Plus, like you said, that theme song is a total earworm.

    • Jon Protagonist
      Jon Protagonist
      Captain Sillypants
      Comments: 280

      While intentional or not, the designs and animation for the 80s Filmation Ghostbusters had a very 70s look to it which I kind of dig, and it makes me smile now as an adult to know the heavy guy is modeled after comic actor Larry Storch.

    • Edmond Dantes
      Just might make the CUT
      Comments: 45

      I’m probably one of the few on this planet who prefers Filmation’s over The Real, tho these days both shows are only mid-rank on my 80s cartoon totem pole.  Really tho I’d love to see a crossover with like Egon and co fighting Prime Evil, who was an awesome villain no matter what you think of the show he’s in.  Filmation’s GB also indirectly led to Bravestarr which is another plus (the character Tex Hex was originally meant to be a GB villain).

      ….. By the way, since I’m here…

      @Phelous I have a theory about one of the TMNT Edits, the one where they changed all the Japan references to Korea references.

      Okay, Japan is notorious for editing movies that make Japan look bad (their version of Pearl Harbor for example edits out all mention of what country did the bombing).  You gotta admit the first TMNT kinda just says Japan was full of crime.

      Now as it happens Japanese people are often racist against Koreans to the point of stereotyping them all as criminals.  So…. you see where this is going.  In this case tho it was probably just one company having cold feet or something.

  • Silverstar
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 95

    Interestingly, there was a never aired TV pilot called Ghostbreakers, which starred Margaret Hamilton (aka the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz) as a hypnotist who battles the supernatural. There was also a short-lived ABC mid-season replacement show called Shadow Chasers, once described as an “obvious yet unacknowledged ripoff of the hit movie Ghost Busters”. I never actually saw Shadow Chasers, but I caught the beginning and end of one episode; IIRC, the show had a pretty kick-ass opening theme song. Now if someone can come dig up knockoff Ghostbusters handheld games titled Ghostbreakers and Shadow Chasers, then the circle will be complete.