The Real Ghostbusters

The BEST episodes of The Real Ghostbusters

Every episode of The Real Ghostbusters ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Real Ghostbusters!

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.

Last Updated: 7/9/2022Network: ABC (US)
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The Headless Motorcyclist
star
9.19
32 votes

#1 - The Headless Motorcyclist

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/3/1987

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!

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Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral
star
9.17
30 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired 11/11/1987

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.

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The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic
star
9.00
32 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 11/4/1987

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.

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Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin
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8.82
33 votes

#4 - Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin

Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired 10/29/1987

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.

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The Revenge of Murray the Mantis
star
8.79
33 votes

#5 - The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/2/1987

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.

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Last Train to Oblivion
star
8.68
31 votes

#6 - Last Train to Oblivion

Season 2 - Episode 52 - Aired 11/24/1987

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!

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The Grundel
star
8.66
32 votes

#7 - The Grundel

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/14/1987

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.

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Knock, Knock
star
8.52
40 votes

#8 - Knock, Knock

Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired 11/6/1987

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!

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Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream
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8.39
106 votes

#9 - Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/1986

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!

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Moaning Stones
star
8.34
29 votes

#10 - Moaning Stones

Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired 11/5/1987

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.

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Masquerade
star
8.32
31 votes

#11 - Masquerade

Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired 12/1/1987

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.

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The Devil to Pay
star
8.32
56 votes

#12 - The Devil to Pay

Season 2 - Episode 49 - Aired 11/19/1987

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!

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Slimer, Is That You?
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8.29
34 votes

#13 - Slimer, Is That You?

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/1987

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?

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Egon's Ghost
star
8.25
60 votes

#14 - Egon's Ghost

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/28/1987

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?

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Cold Cash and Hot Water
star
8.25
57 votes

#15 - Cold Cash and Hot Water

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/8/1987

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!

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Ghostbuster of the Year
star
8.24
59 votes

#16 - Ghostbuster of the Year

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/1/1987

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."

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The Collect Call of Cathulhu
star
8.19
57 votes

#17 - The Collect Call of Cathulhu

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/27/1987

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.

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The Spirit of Aunt Lois
star
8.19
58 votes

#18 - The Spirit of Aunt Lois

Season 2 - Episode 41 - Aired 11/9/1987

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.

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Doctor, Doctor
star
8.17
63 votes

#19 - Doctor, Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 10/13/1987

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

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Night Game
star
8.15
65 votes

#20 - Night Game

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/22/1987

A mysterious battle fought by the forces of good and evil is being waged within a baseball stadium. Winston is soon drafted to play on the side of good... within an individual's soul as the prize.

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Captain Steel Saves the Day
star
8.15
89 votes

#21 - Captain Steel Saves the Day

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/17/1987

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.

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Citizen Ghost
star
8.12
107 votes

#22 - Citizen Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/22/1986

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.

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The Cabinet of Calamari
star
8.12
59 votes

#23 - The Cabinet of Calamari

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/30/1987

Calamari, a magician and escape-artist supreme, is being haunted by a ghost that cannot be captured in a Ghost Trap. To make matters worse, Peter has fallen through Calamari's secret cabinet into a strange dimension!

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The Slob
star
8.11
47 votes

#24 - The Slob

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/3/1990

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!

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The Man Who Never Reached Home
star
8.07
60 votes

#25 - The Man Who Never Reached Home

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 10/12/1987

Simon Quegg, a selfish, insolent man, was cursed 100 years ago to never reach home, and is continually pursued by a terrible specter. When Ray is accidentally exchanged for Quegg, the Ghostbusters must try to break the curse!

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