The BEST Episodes of Ghostbusters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Network: CBS

Often referred to as "Filmation's Ghostbusters," this 1986 animated series was based on the 1975 live-action TV show "The Ghost Busters" (neither of which are connected to the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" or its subsequent cartoon "The Real Ghostbusters"). In this series, Jake Kong Jr. and Eddie Spencer Jr. are sons of the original Ghost Busters, and they work alongside Tracy the Gorilla (who also worked with their fathers). Together, they are dedicated to ridding the world of the evil ghost wizard Prime Evil and his cast of henchmen.

Second Chance

#1 - Second Chance

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Nov 3, 1986

The Tooth Scaries, a quartet of mischievous inner city ghosts are persuaded by Prime Evil to steal the Diamond of the Nile which was stolen from him four thousand years ago. The Ghostbusters must convince the Tooth Scaries with the help of their sister Flossy that good is better than evil.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Rich Trublood
Writers: Don Heckman
Doggone Werewolf

#2 - Doggone Werewolf

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Nov 5, 1986

Fangster goes out on his own and locates the Lost Bone of the Werewolf. With the mysterious bone he plans to complete a magical archway that can transform dogs into savage werewolves. Fangster must not only overpower the Ghostbusters for his plan to succeed, but also face the wrath of Prime Evil.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Lou Kachivas
Writers: Robby London
Knight of Terror

#3 - Knight of Terror

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Nov 13, 1986

Corky's friend Gene, a young computer genius, is kidnapped by Prime Evil. The villain plans to use the boy to help take over the computers that control nuclear missiles and rule the world. Prime Evil's cousin the King of Terror uses his ghostly powers to scare Corky into not telling anyone about the incident.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Rich Trueblood
Writers: Bob Forward
Runaway Choo Choo

#4 - Runaway Choo Choo

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 8, 1986

The Ghostbusters travel to Norway to guard peace prize winner Dr. Alex Miller and Jessica from Prime Evil's latest ghostly plan. The gang not only has to protect Dr. Miller from Apparitia and Scared Stiff, but also stop the runaway train they find themselves on.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Tom Sito
Writers: Candace Howerton
Frights of the Roundtable

#5 - Frights of the Roundtable

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 1986

Arriving in the future the Ghostbusters bust their first ghosts and meet Futura, the bewitching Ghostbuster of the future. They learn of an ancient Stone Tablet which has clues to their fathers' whereabouts leading them back in time to Camelot.

star 7.90
31 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: Robby London
The Ones Who Saved the Future

#6 - The Ones Who Saved the Future

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 12, 1986

Avoiding danger in prehistoric times and escaping the Ghost of the Missing Link, the Ghostbusters and Futura are overpowered and imprisoned in Prime Evil's Hauntquaters. The Ghostbusters must locate their fathers and defeat all of the ghosts before being turned into ghosts themselves.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Lou Kachivas
Writers: Robby London, Rowby Goren
I'll Be a Son of a Ghostbuster

#7 - I'll Be a Son of a Ghostbuster

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1986

The original Ghostbusters decide to retire and turn their ghostbusting business over to their sons. When their fathers are kidnapped by Prime Evil's ghosts, Jake and Eddie must overcome their fears and go ghostbusting sooner than they expected by journeying to the future.

star 7.05
38 votes
Writers: Robby London
Wacky Wax Museum

#8 - Wacky Wax Museum

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 17, 1986

The Ghostbusters happily journey to Paris for the unveiling of their statues in Madame Tutu's Wax Museum. During their visit they have to stop the Tooth Scaries from bringing evil statues to life and prevent the Eiffel Tower from being destroyed.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Marsh Lamore
Writers: Rowby Goren
The Ransom of Eddie Spenser

#9 - The Ransom of Eddie Spenser

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 19, 1986

Prime Evil's latest plan has his Thunder Ghosts scaring the clouds into making it rain in an attempt to flood the Earth. Jake and Tracy are torn between saving the Earth or saving Eddie who has been captured by Prime Evil.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: Bob Forward
A Friend in Need

#10 - A Friend in Need

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 24, 1986

Prime Evil's rival, Big Evil arrives at Hauntquarters and using his Specter Scepter overpowers and imprisons the villain. In order to save the Earth the Ghostbusters find themselves working alongside Prime Evil.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: Brooks Wachtel, Tom Bagen
The Secret of Mastodon Valley

#11 - The Secret of Mastodon Valley

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 11, 1986

As Jake and Futura attempt to rescue Tracy. Eddie gets lost and is worshipped by the Egyptians as the ghost of the Great Pharoah. The Ghostbusters must race to get their act together in an effort to locate the next piece of the Stone Tablet.

star 7.00
30 votes
Directors: Bill Nunes
Writers: Robby London, Rowby Goren
The Great Ghost Gorilla

#12 - The Great Ghost Gorilla

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 23, 1986

While patrolling the skies the Ghostbusters are taken by surprise and Tracy is kidnapped. Traveling to another planet the Ghostbusters learn that it is the Great Ghost Gorilla who has kidnapped Tracy and is planning to use him as the model for an army of super gorilla robots.

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Ed Friedman
Writers: Don Heckman
Witch's Stew

#13 - Witch's Stew

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 1986

The Ghostbusters race back in time to rescue Futura from Prime Evil at a Salem witch trial. They must not only stop the villain's latest plan, but they must convince the townsfolk that they are not evil spirits.

star 6.50
2 votes
Writers: Don Heckman
Mummy Dearest

#14 - Mummy Dearest

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 16, 1986

Knowing the world would come to a standstill without any oil Prime Evil transforms Airhead into a giant so that he can scare the workers from the oil fields. The Ghostbusters travel to the Middle East to defeat the giant mummy.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: Ernie Schmidt
Writers: Bob Forward
Statue of Liberty

#15 - Statue of Liberty

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 18, 1986

Jake's grandfather is due to be sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America, but during the ceremony everyone is shocked to discover that Prime Evil has stolen the Statue of Liberty. The Ghostbusters must rush to save the day.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: Tom Sito
Writers: Candace Howerton, J. Larry Carroll
Eddie Takes Charge

#16 - Eddie Takes Charge

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 22, 1986

When Jake and Jessica go on a date Eddie and Tracy go to the rescue of a little girl which turns out to be a trap laid by Prime Evil and find themselves in an old ghost town where they meet a good ghost named Sheriff Stumbleweed and learn that Prime Evil has brought together the most fearsome ghosts from across the universe.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: Tom Sito
Writers: Michael Utvich
No Pharoah at All

#17 - No Pharoah at All

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 10, 1986

In Camelot the Ghostbusters team-up with Merlin's apprentice Fuddy in order to battle Sir Trance-A-Lot and recover the next piece of the Stone Tablet. Then they must travel back in time to ancient Egypt where Apparitia and Airhead capture Tracy intent on mummifying him.

star 6.07
30 votes
Directors: Tom Sito
Writers: Robby London, Rowby Goren
No Mo' Snow

#18 - No Mo' Snow

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 25, 1986

Prime Evil creates a dragon to melt the polar ice caps and flood the Earth. When the Ghostbusters discover their Ghost Command underwater they race to the North Pole where they find that fighting a fire-breathing dragon is not an easy bust.

star 1.00
1 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
Tracy Come Back

#19 - Tracy Come Back

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 4, 1986

Tracy is captured by Prime Evil and placed in a machine which will replace all of his good memories with memories in which Prime Evil always wins and he always fails. That Ghostbusters work against time to bring the big ape back to normal.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Rich Trueblood
Writers: Don Heckman
Prime Evil's Good Deed

#20 - Prime Evil's Good Deed

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 26, 1986

Big Evil returns to Hauntquarters and curses Prime Evil with the Arcane Curse, a spell that can only be broken by performing a geniune heartfelt good deed. A battle between Prime Evil and Big Evil takes place at Ghost Command with no winner in sight for the Ghostbusters.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Tom Sito
Writers: J. Larry Carroll
The Headless Horseman Caper

#21 - The Headless Horseman Caper

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 30, 1986

When Prime Evil sends Fangster to retrieve the Aztec Medallion, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a former hench-ghost of Prime Evil arrives at the Ghostbusters Ghost Command warning them of the danger. But can they trust him?

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: J. Larry Carroll
Banish That Banshee

#22 - Banish That Banshee

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 1, 1986

After a howling contest takes place at Hauntquarters Prime Evil summons the Wailing Banshee whose voice can cause thunderstorms. The Ghostbusters must go back in time and find a leprechaun to help them defeat the Banshee.

star 0.00
0 votes
Rollerghoster

#23 - Rollerghoster

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 2, 1986

A newly opened ghostly-themed amusement park prompts Prime Evil to send Apparitia and Bratarat to haunt it. When the Ghostbusters realize that the ghosts are loose in the park they fight back, but they must first find Jessica's mischievous nephew Corky.

star 0.00
0 votes
He Went Brataway

#24 - He Went Brataway

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 3, 1986

In an attempt to impress Bratarina, Bratarat capitalizes on Prime Evil's vacation claming that he owns Hauntquarters. The Ghostbusters race to England to stop Bratarat, but not before the villain has already overthrown Buckingham Palace.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Lou Kachivas
Writers: Robby London
The Looking-Glass Warrior

#25 - The Looking-Glass Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 6, 1986

When the other-dimensional Invertroids begin capturing people through mirrors the Ghostbusters join forces with Jessica's uncle John Guardian in order to defeat them. But for the Ghostbusters to prevail a great sacrifice has to be made.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Bob Forward