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  • The Five Most Embarrassing Moments of The Real Ghostbusters

    Toonzone
    First posted Monday, March 28th, 2011

    In 1987 the new cartoon The Real Ghostbusters was an instant hit, with an instantly thick number of episodes (78 before Season 2 even began). ABC, for once, had the hottest show on Saturday Morning. What else could they do but tamper with it?

    1987-88 was the infamous season where an outside group of consultants calling themselves "Q5" were hired to inspect, sanitize, focus-test and thoroughly scrub the children's lineup with steel wool. Their partnership with the Alphabet Network only lasted for one year, because the new soft shows cratered in the ratings war -- no matter how sincere they were about protecting children, only one thing really counts in the end. By 1989 things were back to normal with the debut of the Q5-unapproved "Beetlejuice." But most of the changes they made to Real Ghostbusters stuck for the rest of the series. ...

    SLIMER AND EGON TAKE A SHOWER TOGETHER
    This is actually a thing that happened. (See "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" from Season 2.) The scene doesn't last very long, but...you never forget it. I think this had to be the breaking point that made J. Michael Straczynski quit. ...

  • #2
    Wow ... Just ... Wow.
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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    • #3
      Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
      Wow ... Just ... Wow.
      That pretty much summarizes my reaction ... and unfortunately, I recall seeing the shower scene when it first aired.
      Last edited by Dan Dassow; 03-29-2011, 08:02 PM.

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      • #5
        I think this had to be the breaking point that made J. Michael Straczynski quit.
        Joe quit before that episode was made in the 2nd network season. He only worked on the first season and the syndicated episodes.
        Last edited by JoeD80; 04-05-2011, 08:32 PM. Reason: spelling

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