Post by nixfgbfan on May 2, 2019 15:59:08 GMT -5
I've done it! (Well, announced it a couple of years too late...)[/p]
I've connected the Ghostbusters movies and The Real Ghostbusters cartoon show in one elegant move.
The year is 1985 (About...Does March sound good?). The "Ghostbusters" company proves to be something of a dead end, because, when they sent Gozer back to her plane, they sent all of New York's ghosts with her. By March of the following year, after the "Ghost Fever" hysteria had died down, the city and the Busters' clients were able to take a running tab of the damage they caused.
The total caused several computers to explode in protest. The only possible thing for the city to do was to put a restraining order on the guys. "NO GHOSTBUSTING!"
However, nothing in the order said that they couldn't sell their exploits for money. And that's just what they did!
The guys paid a visit to Filmation Studios (yes, I'm going somewhere with this), where they inked a deal for Ghostbusters: The New Adventures. Ray and Egon locked themselves in a hotel room and compiled a lengthy manuscript detailing what the company does, the equipment it uses, and the types of creatures and things they'd faced up to that point.
Much to their chagrin, the writing staff took heed to about only 20% of their efforts at realism. In fact, Peter actually said, up front, "OK, we operate out of an old firehouse, we catch ghosts with proton packs, tool around in an ambulance...Other than that, go nuts."
For a time, things were good. Really, really good. The show was in the top five on the airwaves and on the toy shelves. Alas, the good times never last, and Ghostbusters fell victim to Filmation's "65-episodes-and-the-truth" policy. In an effort to keep the money rolling in, Peter suggested revamping the show. He enlisted the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Company, now desperate for some good PR, to give their mascot equal time. Thus was born The Ghostbusters / Stay-Puft Hour.
Things were good, but not quite as good as before. In fact, the show became The Stay-Puft / Ghostbusters Hour. (The formatting gag alone took me about five minutes.)
In fact, the 'Busters then lost their half-hour halfway through the show's run, and it became simply The Stay-Puft Show, which later incorporated Filmation's other hit, Murray the Mantis and Friends.
And then the Ghostbusters' money ran out in 1989.