The BEST Episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

The Real Ghostbusters continues where the first movie left off, with the four Ghostbusters facing forces of the supernatural. Helping out the Ghostbusters would be their secretary, Janine Melnitz, and (eventually) Louis Tully. Also joining in would be the green ghost busted at the Sedgewick Hotel in the first movie, which was given the name Slimer.

The Headless Motorcyclist

#1 - The Headless Motorcyclist

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired Nov 3, 1987

A descendant of Ichabod Crane is, as his predecessors, tormented by the frequent appearances of the Headless Horseman, who attacks anyone that gets close to her. The Ghostbusters must help break the curse, but Peter's got troubles with the police!

star 9.23
22 votes
Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral

#2 - Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral

Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired Nov 11, 1987

In the small town of Tombstone, Arizona, the spirits of Doc Holiday and the Earps materialize, intent on recreating the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The Ghostbusters may soon get caught in one of the greatest showdowns the west has ever seen.

star 9.14
22 votes
The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

#3 - The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired Nov 2, 1987

A large, inflatable balloon of Murray the Mantis becomes possessed during the balloon's appearance in a prominent New York parade. Overwhelmed, the Ghostbusters release the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the Containment Unit and a mighty battle begins.

star 9.09
22 votes
The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic

#4 - The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 4, 1987

Mrs. Faversham has not gone up into her attic in over thirty years, not since her father imprisoned terrible forces within the attic. Now, driven nearly mad by the sounds above her, Mrs. Faversham turns to her only hope: the Ghostbusters.

star 9.09
23 votes
Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin

#5 - Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired Oct 29, 1987

The Ghostbusters discover a real goblin in an otherwise fake carnival sideshow, but even though they suspect it has been wreaking havoc in several towns, they are prevented from capturing it.

star 8.78
23 votes
Knock, Knock

#6 - Knock, Knock

Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired Nov 6, 1987

Subway workmen accidentally open a door that unleashes all of the evil from hell and it begins to spread across New York, primarily through the subway tunnels. This time, the Ghostbusters may not come back alive!

star 8.62
29 votes
The Grundel

#7 - The Grundel

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 1987

A young boy asks the Ghostbusters about a strange creature he has seen talking to his brother. Egon soon realizes that the boy described a Grundel, a creature who appears to young kids and turns them bad, until they become Grundels themselves.

star 8.48
25 votes
Last Train to Oblivion

#8 - Last Train to Oblivion

Season 2 - Episode 52 - Aired Nov 24, 1987

The ghost of Casey Jones returns and commandeers a locomotive for one last midnight ride. Despite his love for trains, a kidnapped Peter would rather be somewhere else in case history repeats itself and the train crashes!

star 8.48
23 votes
Moaning Stones

#9 - Moaning Stones

Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 5, 1987

When three ancient stones are reunited at a museum, dinosaurs spring back to terrifying life, and a powerful demon begins to make his presence felt. The Ghostbusters find themselves powerless, and Winston is revealed to be the only individual who can banish the demon.

star 8.32
22 votes
Elementary My Dear Winston

#10 - Elementary My Dear Winston

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 1989

The fictional spirits of Sherlock Holmes, his trusted aide Watson, and the nefarious Moriarty materialize in Manhattan. Moriarty begins absorbing evil from various modern-day sources, determined to transform into a real, corporeal villain! Winston soon learns that the game's afoot!

star 8.26
19 votes
The Slob

#11 - The Slob

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 1990

A New York garbage strike on the hottest day of the year prompts the appearance of Glob, who teams up with the misguided Professor Dweeb, to bust his baby brother Sleaze out of the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit!

star 8.23
44 votes
Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream

#12 - Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 25, 1986

The Sandman decides that humanity might stop its warring and fighting if it had a five-hundered-year-long nap, but his sleep dust causes dreams to come to life, creating havoc for the Ghostbusters!

star 8.22
95 votes
Slimer, Is That You?

#13 - Slimer, Is That You?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1987

During a freak accident, Egon's mind and Slimer's mind are exchanged hours before Egon is due to enter a test of mental power with the ghostly Master of Shadows. Can Egon reverse the process, even as his personality deteriorates into a quest for food?

star 8.21
28 votes
Captain Steel Saves the Day

#14 - Captain Steel Saves the Day

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 17, 1987

Through paranormal means, Ray's favorite comic book character, Captain Steel, comes to life, and crosses paths with the Ghostbusters. When the evil Doctor Destructo also comes to life, a hero team-up may be the only way to save the world.

star 8.16
81 votes
Ghostbuster of the Year

#15 - Ghostbuster of the Year

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 1, 1987

Charles Foster Hearse III, millionaire publisher of the Spooks Illustrated, challenges the Ghostbusters to a friendly competition to find out which one of them deserves to be on the cover of the next issue as "Ghost Hunter of the Year."

star 8.06
49 votes
Three Men and an Egon

#16 - Three Men and an Egon

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1989

Egon accidentally gets caught in the Proton Beams along with a ghost, causing them to exchange aging processes. Egon begins regressing at an alarming rate and the Ghostbusters must reverse the process before he dissappears into nothingness!

star 8.05
19 votes
Citizen Ghost

#17 - Citizen Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 22, 1986

This flashback story reveals the origins of how and why Slimer came to live with the Ghostbusters, in events immediately following their film encounter with Gozer.

star 8.05
97 votes
The Devil to Pay

#18 - The Devil to Pay

Season 2 - Episode 49 - Aired Nov 19, 1987

Ray and Winston are talked into going on a game show by Peter, who wants the price: a holiday to Tahiti. But the show is a front for something a lot more sinister and life threatening!

star 8.04
48 votes
Egon's Ghost

#19 - Egon's Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 28, 1987

When Egon is accidentally zapped by one of his own inventions on a bust, he becomes, for all intents and purposes, a ghost. Can the Ghostbusters build a replacement before Egon fades into oblivion?

star 8.04
50 votes
The Collect Call of Cathulhu

#20 - The Collect Call of Cathulhu

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Oct 27, 1987

When the Necronomicon is stolen from the public library, the Ghostbusters find themselves fighting creatures in the sewers, chasing down cults, and researching comic books to help them in their mission.

star 8.02
50 votes
Cold Cash and Hot Water

#21 - Cold Cash and Hot Water

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 8, 1987

Peter's father stumbles upon a strange artifact in the Artic; a block of black ice containing a fire demon that was captured ages ago. Unfortunately, he and phony psychic Doctor Bassingame later unleash the demon into New York City!

star 8.00
49 votes
The Spirit of Aunt Lois

#22 - The Spirit of Aunt Lois

Season 2 - Episode 41 - Aired Nov 9, 1987

Ray's Aunt Lois invites the Ghostbusters to a séance conducted by phony spiritualist Dr. Bassingame... but aunt Lois is soon trapped by angry spirits.

star 8.00
50 votes
Doctor, Doctor

#23 - Doctor, Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 13, 1987

During a skirmish at a chemical factory, the Ghostbusters are covered with a contaminated ectoplasmic chemical... and it changes them in creepy ways!

star 7.98
54 votes
The Boogeyman Is Back

#24 - The Boogeyman Is Back

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 1987

After a near-death experience atop the World Trade Center towers, Egon's fear inadvertently releases the Boogieman from his dimensional prison. The Ghostbusters follow him to a hideously converted amusement park, where he traps them with their own fear, leaving Slimer and the Junior Ghostbusters to save the day.

star 7.96
26 votes
Masquerade

#25 - Masquerade

Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired Dec 1, 1987

Young Kenny fancies himself a Ghostbuster, and having been given a tour of the firehouse, tries to convince his friends that he is a member of the team. In an effort to prove himself, the boy enters a haunted house with one of Egon's latest inventions.

star 7.96
23 votes