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Summary [ ]

Super fan Becky (guest star Emily Perkins ) uses Chuck's (guest star Chuck Benedict ) phone to trick Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as Sam and Dean. One of the activities is a live action role playing game, but things quickly turn sour after a real ghost appears on the scene.

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After receiving an SOS text message, Sam and Dean have driven all night to reach the Pineview Hotel. As they rush in, Dean notices several black '67 Impalas parked in the lot, but they continue on. Sam and Dean approach Chuck as he paces in front building and ask him what's wrong. Chuck is confused why Sam and Dean are even there. Sam attempts to remind him that he got a text from him telling them to come because of a life or death situation. Chuck swears he didn't send one and then realizes that it was in fact Becky who had texted the boys. Becky suddenly appears, gleeful that Sam made it, and matter-of-factly tells Chuck she "borrowed" his phone from his pants. Someone calls for Chuck and tells him "it's show time." Sam and Dean follow an embarrassed Chuck inside only to find that this is a Supernatural Convention. Not only that, but people are dressed up as 'characters' from the books and there are even Sam and Dean "look a-likes." (not really, but they are dressed up and role playing) that do a scene from " Hunted ."

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The boys react to the day's panel titles.

The panel begins, and "Carver Edlund" is the guest speaker. Before Chuck speaks, the director reads off the schedule for the day, which includes: 'Frightened Little Boy, the Secret Life of Dean' and 'The Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural.' Sam and Dean are in disbelief. Chuck then comes onto the stage and after nervously downing a bottle of water, asks for questions. The first person asks where Chuck got the idea for Sam and Dean. "It just came to me." is his answer. He next calls on "the Hookman", who asks why Sam and Dean don't keep their weapons on a bungee cord to prevent them from being knocked away in a fight.

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The Hookman makes good points.

Before Chuck can answer the question, the same cosplayer asks a "follow-up": why doesn't Sam realize that Ruby is evil, as it is obvious that she is manipulating him into some kind of moral lapse? Becky gets angry at this and tells him if he doesn't like it, then don't read the books. Chuck stops any more arguments, and asks for another question. The next question is "What happens next?" Chuck then announces plans to begin publishing again, thanks to a wealthy Scandinavian investor. This is met with a standing ovation from the crowd, and angry faces from Sam and Dean.

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The Sams and Deans gather the facts.

After the question panel, Sam and Dean approach Chuck about the reboot in publishing. They ask him to stop, but Chuck replies that he needs to make a living, and the Supernatural books are all he has. They are about to continue when they hear a scream. Sam and Dean rush upstairs, though Chuck attempts to delay them. Once there, they find out it's actually the start of 'the case' that's been scheduled; a game for fans to participate in as "Sam" and "Dean," with the case directive written in a message from "Dad's Journal." The winning team wins a $50 gift card to Sizzler. The brothers announce, at the same time, that they need a drink.

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Sam and Dean are unknowingly shadowed by their LARPing counterparts.

The scene moves to one of the pairs investigating the fake haunting, the fake Sam heading off into an empty study with a fake EMF reader. He encounters an actress pretending to be the ghost of "mean 'ol Leticia Gore." He shoots her with a toy round and is annoyed when she doesn't actually vanish. He wanders more and faces a young boy who tells him that Miss Gore won't let him have any fun, and this time he freaks out when the boy actually does vanish. When he runs but stops to catch his breath, he is lifted and flung upside down around the room while hearing a woman's voice yell "Naughty!" Finally, a ghost of a woman rushes toward him and he hits the ground hard and runs downstairs. Now thoroughly spooked, he wants to leave and tells his partner to leave, too. Sam and Dean overhear this, and begin their own investigation. They bribe the hotel manager for information, and he tells them that the "fake haunting" is actually true. The convention organizers had chosen the 100th anniversary of the day Leticia Gore butchered four children in the attic, and then killed herself.

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The LARPers find the real map to Leticia's grave.

Sam and Dean then head to the attic, unaware that two cosplayers, Barnes (Sam) and Demian (Dean), overheard their conversation and have decided to do the same. The cosplayers encounter a young boy's ghost, who they believe is an actor, and it points them to a picture on the wall. The ghost asks them to help; Miss Gore won't let them have any fun. They take down the picture and discover that the back of it is stained with dried bloody handprints, and a map is concealed within the frame. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are searching the attic and encounter the ghost of a little boy cowering in the corner and shielding his head. The spirit says "My mommy loves me this much!" and exposes his head to reveal that he's been scalped. Then he disappears.

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Chuck and Becky don't talk a lot when Sam is in the room.

Later in the lobby, Sam speaks on the phone with someone at the county's historical society while Becky aims seductive kissy faces at him from across the room, as dejected Chuck looks on. Sam learns that Leticia Gore's son was among her young victims, and that according to police at the time, he was scalped. Dean declares that he is going to "deep fry this bitch, extra-crispy," and they discuss locating her remains. Just then they overhear Barnes and Demian talking and looking over the map they found. The cosplayers are annoyed that Sam and Dean try take their map, but after talking it over, the two parties agree to work together, as long as the cosplayers get to be "Sam" and "Dean," and get to keep the Sizzler gift certificate if they win.

"Sam", "Dean", "Rufus"(Sam), and "Bobby"(Dean) head to the graveyard. The cosplayers begin to roleplay a scene from " Asylum ", and Dean starts to fume. He demands to know why they would choose to be these "characters"; the cosplayers reply that it's because they are fans, just like them. Dean replies that he is not a fan, and thinks that the entire story is a bunch of crap that would send most people howling to a nuthouse. After the cosplayers say that they don't think that Sam and Dean would care, Dean says that they do care, a lot, and walks off. Sam attempts to cover this up by saying that Dean is really passionate about the story.

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Barnes and Demian get more role play than they expected.

As the group enters the graveyard, the cosplayers start "looking for bones" while and Sam and Dean locate Leticia's gravestone and prepare to salt and burn. The cosplayers look on in shock as Sam and Dean dig up the grave. Leticia's ghost attacks, and sends Sam flying. While Dean hurries to burn the bones, the ghost goes after the cosplayers, clamping onto their chests and screaming "Naughty!" repeatedly. Dean finally succeeds in lighting the bones and the ghost dissipates, leaving the cosplayers in shock. Dean asks them if that was real enough for them.

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The ghost of the Gore boy says Leticia didn't hurt him.

Barnes and Demian are at the bar, drinking stiff drinks, when Dean and Sam approach and Dean buys for them. The Winchesters attempt to leave, only to discover that all of the exits are sealed. They encounter the ghost of Leticia's son again, only this time he communicates to them that his mother did not kill him. They soon figure out that Leticia killed the three other boys only after discovering that they'd scalped her son.

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The evil spirit children are now off-leash.

Elsewhere in the hotel, the three evil ghosts corner the Hookman cosplayer, who believes they are LARPers playing the "creepy children" he regards as overdone in the Supernatural books. The spirits announce that since Miss Gore is gone now, they can have all the fun they want, and then produce knives. Sam and Dean hear his scream and race upstairs to find he's been scalped and killed. Sam and Dean inform Chuck of this development, then usher the hotel guests and staff into the main hall, before salting the doors. The boys then deduce that Leticia was the only thing keeping the three homicidal ghosts from killing people. They convince the actress who was playing Leticia to help them. Barnes and Demian approach them and say that they want to help. After a few minutes of talking, Dean agrees to let them help.

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"Mean 'ol Leticia Gore" tries to command evil orphans' attention.

Then Dean and the actress head upstairs to distract the ghosts, while Sam and the cosplayers try to get out. The actress manages to get the ghosts' attention by scolding them as Leticia might have and they begin to relent enough to loosen their hold on the exit so the cosplayers make it out. Then, the actress' cellphone starts ringing with a snappy pop ringtone. The ghosts are confused and then turn angry. Dean steps in from outside the room and tells the girl to run. He and the ghosts engage in a fight and Dean is pinned down.

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The evil orphans bones catch fire just in time to save Dean's scalp.

Sam finally arrives to help with the struggle. Meanwhile, Barnes and Demian are frantically digging up the boys' graves and collecting the bones together. At the hotel, Sam and Dean are still fighting the spirits, but are becoming overwhelmed as the ghosts are now positioned to scalp them. Barnes and Demian luckily set the bones on fire in time and save Sam and Dean. Now the spirits are gone, the convention is over, and the authorities bring out the body of the Hookman guy. The Barnes and Demian talk with Dean; he thanks them and learns their real names. When they ask what his real name is, he replies "Dean. The real Dean." Demian and Barnes laugh thinking that he is joking. Dean seems a little disappointed, but leaves it at that and thanks them again. He starts to walk away, but Demian stops him to say "You're wrong, you know." Dean is confused. Demian explains that Dean was wrong about Supernatural. He says "No offense, but I'm not sure you get what the story's about."

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Dean is curious to know his explanation. Demian reveals that in real life, Barnes sells stereo equipment and he fixes copiers. " Our lives suck. But to be Sam and Dean, to wake up every morning saving the world, to have a brother who would die for you, who wouldn't want that?" Dean smiles says that he has a point, and that they don't make a bad team themselves. Dean asks how they know each other and they reply that they met online in the "Supernatural chat room." Dean teases, "Oh. Must be nice to get out of your parent's basement and make some friends." Demian says "We're more than friends. We're partners." They clasp each other's hands and Barnes rests his head on Demian's shoulder. A shocked Dean can only come up with "Howdy, partners" before he walks away.

Becky 'breaks up' with Sam, earnestly telling him "We had undeniable chemistry. But like a monkey on the sun, it was too hot to live." Sam pretends he's trying to put on a brave face and accept that she's moved on with Chuck. Chuck stands next to Becky witnessing this break up with barely contained joy. Before Sam leaves he jokingly tells Chuck it's okay with him and Dean if he starts publishing again. Chuck takes the bait. "Wow. Really?!" Sam says no, not really, and they have guns and will find him if there are any more books. Chuck understands, and there will be no more books. Sam starts to walk away but Becky stops him to tell him one more thing. "Hey on chapter 33, ' Time Is On My Side ,' you know that British girl Bela ? She stole the Colt from you and she said she gave it Lilith , remember?" Sam nods and Becky continues. "Well you know she lied, right? She never really gave it to Lilith." Sam is confused and replies with "Wait, what?" Becky says "Didn't you read the book? There was this one scene where Bela gives the Colt to a demon named Crowley , Lilith's right-hand man. I think her lover too." Sam chides Chuck for not telling them about this before; Chuck admits he's not as big a fan as Becky is and didn't remember it. Sam tells Becky to tell him everything and Becky gets excited.

Dean is standing by his car smiling. Sam comes up behind him and asks him if he's okay. Dean says "Hey, you know, I think I'm good," still smiling. Sam stands across from him on the other side of the car and says "Well, you're not gonna believe it, but I think I got a lead on the Colt." Dean is confused. Sam continues, "Long story. I'll tell you on the way." Dean says "Well what are we waiting for?" and they get in the car and drive away.

Characters [ ]

Main cast [ ].

  • Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
  • Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester

Recurring Cast [ ]

Guest stars [ ].

  • Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley

Co-Stars [ ]

  • Emily Perkins as Becky Rosen
  • Devin Ratray as Demian
  • Ernie Grunwald as Barnes
  • Crystal Lowe as Leticia Gore Actress
  • Teagan Rae Avoledo as Leticia Gore

Featured Supernatural Beings [ ]

  • Croatoan Virus (mentioned only)
  • Crossroad Demon ( Crowley , mentioned only)
  • Death Omen ( Leticia Gore )
  • Demon ( Ruby , mentioned only)
  • Primordial Entity ( God , masquerading as Chuck)
  • Violent Spirits ( Ghost Orphans ; Jacob Karns , mentioned only)
  • Vengeful Spirit ( Mary Worthington ; Cyrus Dorian , impersonation and mentioned)
  • White-eyed Demon ( Lilith , mentioned only)
  • Prince of Hell ( Azazel , impersonation and mentioned)
  • Rakshasa ( Barry Papazian , impersonation and mentioned)
  • Deity ( Vanir , impersonation and mentioned)

Continuity [ ]

  • God previously appeared as an alternate reality version in The End .
  • God previously appeared in Sympathy for the Devil .
  • Becky Rosen previously appeared in Sympathy for the Devil .
  • John Winchester was mentioned, he previously appeared in In The Beginning .
  • Ruby was mentioned, she previously appeared in Lucifer Rising
  • Bela Talbot was mentioned, she previously appeared in Time Is On My Side .
  • Crowley was mentioned, he was previously mentioned in Time Is On My Side .
  • The CW 's official summary for this episode has a question mark block character in place of a hyphen, as well as having an error with actor Rob Benedict being replaced by 'Chuck Benedict', an amalgamation of his and his character, Chuck Shurley's names.
  • Referencing the cartoon series of the same name based on the 1984 movie, Ghostbusters .
  • The only death in the episode is a German fan (dressed as the Hookman ) who complains about the books.
  • This marks the second time in as many consecutive episodes that a character previously unknown to the Winchesters mentions Sam's relationship with Ruby , the first being the Japanese game show host in Changing Channels .
  • Chuck talks about falling in love and losing his virginity at 16, only for the girl to go and tell everyone "it didn't count", possibly alluding to his reveal as God in later seasons and the story of the Virgin Mary.

Featured Music [ ]

  • "Ain't Got Nobody" by Hound Dog Taylor
  • "Ring-a-Ling" by Missy Eighty 6
  • "Topsy Turvy" by The Bughouse 5
  • "Trouble Baby" by The Bughouse 5
  • "Whiskey" by Swank
  • Sam and Dean: See what?
  • Becky: I love it when they talk at the same time!
  • Sam: Oh, Hey, Chuck, If you really wanna publish more books, then I guess that's okay with us.
  • Chuck: Wow! Really?
  • Sam: No, not really. We have guns, and we'll find you.
  • Chuck: Okay, okay. No more books.
  • Chuck: No, there's really no such thing as a Croatoan Virus for... down there. You really should see a doctor.

Gallery [ ]

Welcome, Sam and Dean.

International Titles [ ]

  • German: Die echten Geisterjäger (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Hungarian: Az igazi szellemirtók (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Polish: Prawdziwi pogromcy duchów (The Real Ghostbusters)

External links [ ]

  • Convention questions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP7jtCD4U-E
  • [2]- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC-uvE9grvk

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5.09 The Real Ghostbusters

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  • 3 Definitions
  • 6 Trivia & References
  • 8 Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
  • 9 Promotion
  • 10 Episode Meta

Following a text message from Chuck , Sam and Dean arrive at a hotel, which is the site for a Supernatural fan convention. They find out that it was their over-enthusiastic fan Becky Rosen who sent the message, and have to deal with several Sam and Dean wannabes participating in a fictitious ghost hunt.

After a convention attendee is seriously injured by real ghosts, the Winchester brothers start researching and find out that there's a real ghost haunting the hotel, whose name is Leticia Gore . Gore, who supposedly killed four children by scalping them, was the orphanage caretaker. Together with two copycat Winchesters, Demian and Barnes , they set out to find Leticia's bones to salt and burn them.

When accomplishing their task, they accidentally set the ghosts of the boys free. They find out that in fact the three boys killed Leticia's son and that only the caretaker was able to keep them under control. With Leticia gone the ghosts lock all participants in the hotel and wreak havoc on them. Sam and Dean ask Chuck to keep everyone in the auditorium while they deal with the ghosts, using an actress/Hooters waitress to assume the role of Leticia Gore in order to control the children's ghosts.

However, the plan fails when her cell phone rings, identifying her as a human. The ghosts attack Sam and Dean, but are destroyed by Demian and Barnes, who were able to salt and burn the children's bones just in time.

Upon leaving the hotel, Demain and Barnes give Dean a pep-talk about why being Sam and Dean isn't so bad and don't believe him when he introduces himself as the real Dean. Becky turns her obsession to Chuck and reveals to Sam that in Chuck's book Time Is on My Side, Bela didn't give the Colt to Lilith , she gave it to a demon named Crowley , giving Sam and Dean their first real lead on the Colt.

  • Sam Winchester
  • Dean Winchester
  • Chuck Shurley
  • Becky Rosen
  • Demian and Barnes
  • Leticia Gore
  • Ghost Children

Definitions

  • Acting in Unison
  • Dean's Amulet
  • Dean's Leather Jacket
  • Hook Man Legend
  • John's Journal
  • Meta Episodes
  • Puppy Dog Eyes
  • Queer and Gender Diverse Characters
  • The Supernatural Books
  • Television Without Pity
  • "Topsy Turvy" by The Bughouse Five
  • "Trouble Baby" by The Bughouse Five
  • "Whiskey" by Swank
  • "Ain't Got Nobody" by Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers
  • "Ring-a-Ling" by Miss Eighty 6

Sam & Dean: See what?

Chuck: I...yeah, I really don't know.

Sam: Yeah Chuck, we know.

Dean: Great. We got a real ghost, and we got a bunch of dudes pretending to be us poking at it. Sam: No way this ends well.

Barnes: Because we're fans. Like you. Dean: No. I am not a fan, okay. Not fans. In fact, I think that the Dean and Sam story sucks. It is not fun. It is not entertaining. It is a river of crap that would send most people howling to the nut house. So you listen to me. Their pain is not for your amusement. I mean do you think they enjoy being treated like... like circus freaks? Demian: Uh...I don't think they care, because they're fictional characters! Dean: Oh they care. Believe me. They care a lot.

Chuck: Yeah Sam. Sorry. Becky: Will you be all right?

Chuck: Wow. Really? Sam: No not really. We have guns and we'll find you.

Trivia & References

Leticia Gore Actress: Busy. Dean: Well you sure look lovely tonight. Especially for a dead chick. Leticia Gore Actress: Buddy, I have heard that line 17 times tonight, okay? And all from dudes wearing MacGyver jackets.

Hotel Manager: Look, I don't have time to play Star Wars , guys. Go ask the guy in the ascot.

Leticia Gore Actress: I work at Hooters, in Toledo. No, you can forget it. Sam: You'll be safe, we promise. This is really important.

  • 1.11 Scarecrow - Someone is LARPing as the Scarecrow .
  • 1.05 Bloody Mary - Someone is LARPing as Mary Worthington AKA Bloody Mary .
  • 2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown - Someone is LARPing as a clown AKA a Rakshasa .
  • 1.13 Route 666 - There's a mug with a "Route 666" numbered highway symbol printed on it.
  • 1.07 Hook Man - Fritz is LARPing as Jacob Karns AKA the Hook Man .
  • Some of the other LARPers are LARPing as a black-eyed Demon , Bobby Singer , Ash , and Azazel .
Jared and Jensen always say to us like the joke is they always say to me and Bob , “Why don’t Sam and Dean have bungee cords on their wrists?” For the amount of times that guns and knives are knocked out of their hands. Here’s a good game, count how many times Sam and Dean lose their weapon and the reason we do it is a really important blocking reason, they’d be stupid to walk in unarmed but we still have to put them in enough danger for the bad guy to monologue or to feel like they’re in danger before someone else unexpectedly walks in with the weapon that the other person dropped.

Demian: Where's the body buried, kid? We'll light her up nice and toasty.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

  • 5.09 The Real Ghostbusters (transcript)
  • The Real Ghostbusters Script with Director's notes (Production Draft)
  • The Real Ghostbusters Technical Package
  • Casting Call
  • Episode Synopsis
  • Interview with McG from AfterElton

Episode Meta

  • 5.09 The Real Ghostbusters: I’m Not Sure You Get What The Story’s About by bardicvoice (November 2009); archive link , spn-heavymeta
  • Bond, Silvia. 2009. Because That's What Sam and Dean Would Do: "The Real Ghostbusters" Season 5, Episode 9. Pink Raygun , November 17; archive link , spn-heavymeta
  • Chan, Suzette. 2009. Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about Supernatural 5.09: The Real Ghostbusters . Sequential Tart , January 4; archive link

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On this episode of Supernatural, Sam and Dean attention a fan convention. This episode is titled "The Real Ghostbusters."

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Dean: Well, you sure look lovely tonight. Especially for a dead chick. Latisha Actress: Buddy, I have heard that line 17 times tonight, okay? And all from dudes wearing MacGyver jackets. But you seem different. Dean: How so? Latisha Actress: Well, you don't seem scared of women. Permalink: Well, you sure look lovely tonight. Especially for a dead chick.... Added: November 13, 2009
Con Manager: Welcome to the first annual Supernatural convention. Uh, at 3:45 in the Magnolia Room we have the panel "Frightened Little Boy to Secret Life of Dean." And at 4:30, there's the "Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural." And of course, the big hunt starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Permalink: 30, there's the Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural. And of cours... Added: November 13, 2009

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Supernatural : "The Real Ghostbusters"

Self-awareness in fiction is a bit of a cheat. Referencing the cliches in a story that the audience has already recognized makes the audience feel smarter, and makes those cliches seem fresh, but if that's all you're bringing to the table, it's not really changing anything. The cliches are still cliches, the plot-holes are still hole-y. That's not to say it isn't fun. Supernatural has been growing more and more self-aware as the seasons go on, and while it's always enjoyable to see, it can sometimes become frustrating. Too much of this sort of thing, and the strings start to become too obvious. Besides, if the writers are smart enough to know they're ridiculous, maybe they could try not being quite so ridiculous for a while.

"The Real Ghostbusters" manages to land on the safe side of meta yet again, although it's gets close to overplaying its hand. The ghost threat, Leticia Gore and four dead children, is something that could easily have come out of the first season of the show—and while the twist keeps it from being a complete cliche, and while you can argue that the context makes the familiarity part of the joke, it still feels old. I mean, we have the Apocalypse coming, right? The Devil is actually wandering around in a meat shell, it's the End Times, cats and dogs living together, etc. While it's believable that Sam and Dean would come running when they thought Chuck needed their help (although why the hell they wouldn't try calling him after the text, I'm sure I don't know; maybe Becky turned off the phone), that they'd stick around for as long as they do once they realize there's no problem is a stretch. Plus, the whole idea of a real ghost showing up at a convention for fans of Supernatural doesn't really work without some extra edge to it. If it sounds like I didn't enjoy "Ghostbusters," that's not actually true; it wasn't a bad episode by any stretch. Chuck is always a welcome presence, and his awkwardness handling fan questions was entertaining enough, even if it did have me thinking about that Simpsons' episode where Homer deals with the hardcore "Itchy and Scratchy" fans. (But since Simpsons has done everything, I'm not taking off points. Although—quick aside— Simpsons is a great example of how the self-awareness gag can ruin a show in the long-term. You can't start getting material out of how your show's internal reality doesn't hold together and expect people to keep investing emotionally in that reality when you go back to it with a straight face.) The raspy voice jokes were good for a laugh at first, as were the utterly weak fake names the fans made up for their fake FBI agents. And the fans themselves… Well, Becky, I can take or leave. She's one note, and while it's a funny note, it's something on the piercing side. Nice to see her finally moving beyond her Sam obsession, but it's disappointing that the only three female characters with lines in the episode are either psycho-crush girl, Hooters waitress, or dead. Barnes and Demian are pleasant enough, and I liked how they were able to save the day (one of the better things about "Ghostbusters" is that Sam and Dean's biggest direct contribution to the case is burning the wrong bones), but neither of them were that interesting. The most striking thing about them is that they're a couple—which we don't find out until the end, so it's less a piece of character development than a gag, meant to riff on the "Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural " joke earlier in the ep. Which is another joke that needs to be retired at this point. Sam and Dean are brothers. We out here in real life can make Wincest jokes, but it's just a creepy, weird thing in the context of the actual show, and acknowledging it repeatedly is like having someone pause the action every few minute to remind us of the presence of cameras, boom mics, and lighting. "Ghostbusters" is mostly frustrating to me because it has the series falling back on what had been a very smart concept when it was first introduced—ie, the idea that somebody in the Supernatural world was writing Supernatural books—and turning it into a crutch for an okay, but not all that great, hour. Yes, there's a lot if reflexive giddiness at the idea of a Supernatural con with Sam and Dean actually attending (Squee!), but for a show that's been flirting with making the transition from good to really, really good, this just seemed like so much wheel spinning. Put this back in the second season, it would've looked like genius, but now, there are so many other, more important things we could be doing with our time. Stray Observations:

  • In case you didn't know, The Real Ghostbusters is the name of the cartoon series spun off of the movie in the mid-eighties. It was pretty sweet.
  • Sam and Dean's insistence that Chuck stop publishing books about them doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. But then, neither does Chuck at this point. He's a Prophet of the Lord, but the whole point of a Prophet is to spread the Word of God to gain more followers. For a while, I thought the episode was going to go in that direction, and have Barnes and Demian be the first of a new breed of hunters who learn the trade from Chuck's novels, but there was no sign of that by the end. Thankfully, Chuck's writing (and Becky's obsessive memory of it) points Sam and Dean in the direction of the Colt, so it's still somewhat useful, but it could've been more. (Wow, somebody mentioned Bella's name!)
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Supernatural is a live action American television series starring two brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, who travel across America in a black 1967 Chevy Impala investigating and combating paranormal events and other unexplained occurrences, many of them based on American urban legends, and folklore, and mythology.

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Season 1 [ ].

  • Supernatural: "Hook Man" (October 25, 2005, Season 1) - Dean Winchester calls Sam Winchester "Dr. Venkman" when they talk about the Hook Man being a spirit.
  • Supernatural: "Hell House" (March 30, 2006, Season 1) - Dean Winchester yells out "Who you gonna call?" to get the cops to chase after two wannabe paranormal investigators. Also, the two wannabe paranormal investigators in the episode are named Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spengler, nods to Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore's names.

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  • Supernatural: "No Exit" (November 2, 2006, Season 2) - When Sam and Dean are checking out the apartment, Dean says, "That's ectoplasm. Well, Sam, I think I know what we're dealing with here. It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man."
  • Supernatural: "Roadkill" (March 15, 2007, Season 2) - Molly says the brothers are like Ghostbusters. Dean confirms they are, but without the jumpsuits.

Season 3 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Ghostfacers" (April 24, 2008, Season 3) - The title of the episode is a nod to Ghostbusters, as well as the return of the characters of Spangler and Zeddmore.
  • Supernatural: "No Rest for the Wicked" (May 15, 2008, Season 3) - While hiding in the police car, Dean says, "This is a terrific plan. I'm excited to be a part of it." This is a reference to Bill Murray's line in Ghostbusters when Egon suggests crossing the streams.

Season 5 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "The Real Ghostbusters" (November 12, 2009, Season 5) - The episode title references the animated series.

Season 6 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "All Dogs Go To Heaven" (November 12, 2010, Season 6) - While at a crime scene, Dean remarks that "this whole thing is just weird". Sam remarks, "Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria." This was the line said by Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. ( Watch Video Clip )

Season 7 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Of Grave Importance" (April 20, 2012, Season 7) - Dean mentions Slimer.

Season 8 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Remember the Titans" (February 27, 2013, Season 8) - Hayley asks Dean and Sam if they're Ghostbusters.
  • Supernatural: "Freaks and Geeks" (March 27, 2013, Season 8) - While pretending to be an FBI agent, Dean tries to get a sheriff to call off an APB and get them security footage of Krissy. He states, "You just crossed streams with a federal investigation."

Season 10 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Fan Fiction" (November 11, 2014, Season 10) - Dean quotes Bill Murray's line "We came, we saw, we kicked its..." from after Slimer's capture in the first movie is quoted.
  • Supernatural: "Halt & Catch Fire" (February 10, 2015, Season 10) - Delilah asks Dean if he's like the Ghostbusters and he answers, "Sure."

Season 11 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Form and Void" (October 14, 2015, Season 11) - The Ghostbusters are mentioned in dialogue. When Grandma says she is going to call Father Wyatt, Jenna tells her not to so Grandma then asks "Well, who are we gonna call?" to which Dean responds "Ghostbusters."
  • Supernatural: "Alpha and Omega" (May 25, 2016, Season 11) - Sam and Dean enter Waverly Hills Sanatorium and go to a large room armed with gear to gather ghosts for a weapon. Before they start, Dean quips, "Let's bust some ghosts."

Season 12 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell" (March 9, 2017, Season 12) - Sam tells Dean their mom just finished working a haunting in Akron. Dean presumes correctly she was with the British Men of Letters and quotes "Who you gonna call?" then refers to them as Douchebusters.

Season 15 [ ]

  • Supernatural: "Last Holiday" (October 8, 2020, Season 15) - After Dean enters a vampire nest, he quips "Any bloodsuckers in here?", a nod to when Peter first enters the Sedgewick Hotel in the 1984 movie. 20 minutes into the episode, there is a demon killing montage set to "Cleanin' Up The Town." There are also two allusions to the 1984 movie: an entity hanging out near a card catalogue and later klaxon and lights set off when the Men of Letters bunker's boiler is shut down.

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Ep 9. The Real Ghostbusters

  • November 12, 2009
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Sam and Dean find themselves in the middle of a live action role playing game when they investigate a case in a town famous for its haunted houses. After meeting a group of dedicated Supernatural fans dressed as their favorite characters from the show, Sam and Dean must navigate their way through the game while also trying to solve the real-life supernatural mystery that brought them there.

As the game progresses, things start to get more dangerous as the old, abandoned hotel that serves as the game's setting becomes a breeding ground for real ghosts and other malevolent spirits. With the help of the fans, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop the spirits and uncover the truth behind the haunting.

But as they delve deeper into the mystery, the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur, and the hunters find themselves questioning what is real and what is just part of the game. With their lives on the line, Sam and Dean must use all of their knowledge and skills to navigate the dangerous world of the live action role playing game and save the day.

Filled with humor, suspense, and plenty of nods to the show's devoted fanbase, "The Real Ghostbusters" is a standout episode that showcases the creativity and ingenuity of the series' writers. With a unique setting and a fresh twist on the classic ghost hunting formula, this episode is sure to entertain fans old and new alike.

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  • Genres Drama Science Fiction
  • Cast Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles Rob Benedict Rob Benedict Devin Ratray
  • Channel The CW
  • First Aired November 12, 2009
  • Content Rating TV-14
  • Runtime 40 min
  • Language English
  • IMDB Rating 8.8   (5,209)

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Original Ghostbusters Star Breaks Down Janine Melnitz's New Role in Frozen Empire

Annie Potts reveals how the Ghostbusters' secretary Janine Melnitz is coming out from behind the desk and suiting up in Frozen Empire.

  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire brings back the original stars, including Annie Potts, who suits up as Janine to combat a new supernatural threat in New York City.
  • Janine's transition from secretary to Ghostbuster is not unprecedented, as she has previously taken on this role in animated series. Fans will be delighted to see her in action in live-action.
  • With a larger team than ever before, including familiar faces from Ghostbusters Afterlife, Frozen Empire offers a quick turn-around and could determine the future of the franchise.

The Ghostbusters franchise did not spend much time with the original stars of the 1984 hit comedy and its sequel when it returned in 2021 with Ghostbusters Afterlife . Now Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is putting the busting team of Venkman, Aykroyd and Zeddemore back into the heart of the story, and it seems that they have a new member suiting up to make them a foursome again .

Annie Potts , who returns again in the role of Janine Melnitz in the upcoming movie, is set to don the iconic boiler suit and join her former employers in attempting to dispatch the latest spooky threat to New York City. This is something that Potts discusses in the new edition of Empire Magazine , noting how Janine is a character that was previously underestimated in her ability to have a cool head in a crisis. She said:

“It’s a desperate situation, so it’s all hands on deck. It turns out Janine is quite capable – as most women tend to be when given the chance. It came as a real surprise. We were weeks into shooting and Gil [Kenan, director] came up to me and said, ‘We think it’s time… We’re gonna have you suit up.’ I have to say I did [get a kick out of it]. Janine has served long and well, and I felt like she was finally getting her stripes, you know? She’s clearly stayed in touch with the guys [between Ghostbusters II and Afterlife/Frozen Empire], and she’s really been the keeper of the flame at the Firehouse. The Ghostbusters are kind of superheroes, so it’s very nice to finally be seen in that way, too.”

Related: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Begins ‘Post-gozerian Era,’ Bill Murray & Paul Rudd Come Face-To-Face

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Taps into the Animated Arm of the Franchise

The decision for Janine to take a more active role in combating the supernatural threat is one that makes perfect sense when considering the task seemingly facing the Ghostbusters this time around. After battling Gozer once again, it would seem like most other spooks couldn’t provide a greater threat. However, the Death Chill looks to be something that will push New York’s saviors to their limits.

Janine's transition from secretary to Ghostbuster isn't entirely without precedent. She has previously been depicted in this role in episodes of the animated series The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters . However, seeing her suit up in the live-action film is something that many fans of the franchise will be delighted to see. This also taps into the idea that Frozen Empire takes a leaf out of the animated shows of the ‘80s and ‘90s, which created a host of memorable spooks that have never been given a chance to shine in live-action.

With the return of familiar faces from Afterlife , the film is set to offer a larger team than ever before as they face their new ominous threat. With a three-decade wait between Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters Afterlife , the relatively quick turn-around of Frozen Empire has come as a welcome bonus for fans. Whether this will be the last time the team suit up is something that is hard to predict, but if their new outing warms up a chilly March box office, there is no telling where the franchise could go next.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will hit cinemas on March 22, 2024.

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Ghostbusters: frozen empire's egon replacement is what we've wanted to see for 40 years.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is giving a key franchise character a major promotion, making them the perfect replacement for Harold Ramis' Egon.

  • Janine finally suiting up as a Ghostbuster is a long-awaited moment for audiences, considering her role as the receptionist throughout the series.
  • Janine becoming part of the team makes her a perfect replacement for Harold Ramis' Egon.
  • The sequel takes inspiration from The Real Ghostbusters by having the group stay together and face new threats, marking a departure from previous sequels' remakes of the original film.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is giving a fan-favorite character a long overdue promotion, and giving viewers their best Egon replacement. Despite being a beloved franchise, the Ghostbusters movie franchise was absent from screens for nearly 30 years, between Ghostbusters II and Paul Feig's 2016 reboot. There were many factors behind this gap, including the passing of Egon performer Harold Ramis in 2014. A third film set in the original continuity called Afterlife later arrived in 2021, which in addition to being dedicated to Ramis, also featured Egon being briefly resurrected as a ghost in the finale.

Part of what audiences wanted from a third entry was to see the original cast reunited. Ramis' tragic passing made that impossible, so the sequel had to introduce a new team of heroes, while the film reunited Bill Murray's Venkman, Ernie Hudson's Winston and Dan Aykroyd's Ray in Ghostbusters: Afterlife's ending . A valid critique of the film was that it leaned too hard on nostalgia, but the upcoming follow-up Frozen Empire promises to introduce fresh villains and concepts. Frozen Empire will also bring back most of the OG cast, including Annie Potts as the Ghostbusters receptionist Janine .

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Release Date, Returning Ghostbusters , Trailer & Everything We Know

Janine suiting up as a ghostbuster is long overdue, janine becoming a ghostbuster is 40 years in the making.

Recent story reveals for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire confirms Janine will also suit up to bust ghosts . Despite appearing in every film in the series, Potts' role has always been the Ghostbusters' laconic receptionist, so having her finally team up with the rest of the gang is incredibly exciting. According to the actor herself during a conversation with Empire , Janine suits up because the film's apocalyptic stakes demand "... all hands on deck ." It also came as a shock to Potts herself, as this wasn't part of Frozen Empire's original plan.

It came as a real surprise. We were weeks into shooting and Gil [Kenan, director] came up to me and said, ‘We think it’s time… We’re gonna have you suit up. “I have to say I did [get a kick out of it]. Janine has served long and well, and I felt like she was finally getting her stripes, you know?

Janine becoming an official Ghostbusters won't just be a fan-pleasing moment, it feels way overdue . Whether she strapped on a proton pack or not, Janine's been a key member of the gang from the very beginning. Having her deliver caustic one-liners to the rest of the 'Busters may serve an important comic function, but as the filmmakers behind Frozen Empire realized, it's about time Janine stepped out from the desk and be given a chance to save the day .

Janine Was A Ghostbuster In The Animated Spinoffs

The real ghostbusters let janine bust ghosts in several episodes.

Frozen Empire also draws inspiration from beloved cartoon spinoff The Real Ghostbusters , where Janine suited up many times . The first time this happened was in season 1's "Mr Sandman, Dream Me A Dream," where the titular ghost renders most of the team unconscious, and it's left to Janine to dream up a Ghostbuster version of herself to defeat him. Janine geared up as a Ghostbuster again for "Janine's Genie," but despite being offered a permanent spot on the team, she decides to remain as the receptionist.

Janine also suited up twice in The Real Ghostbusters spinoff Extreme Ghostbusters.

Regardless, Janine was seen in the Ghostbuster uniform many times over the rest of the show's run. Unfortunately, this animated offshoot decided to alter Janine's spiky persona from the first two seasons - which was in keeping with Annie Potts' portrayal in the original film - and soften it, so the character was more maternal to the guys. This was a change suggested by consultants on The Real Ghostbusters , who felt Janine was too " abrasive " and her personality would frighten younger viewers.

The changes to Janine were so drastic, that a Real Ghostbusters season 6 episode titled "Janine, You've Changed" eventually revealed they were actually the result of a ghost . While Frozen Empire is finally giving Potts a chance to put on the iconic suit, it should be noted The Real Ghostbusters got there decades earlier.

What Janine Being A True Ghostbuster Means For Frozen Empire

The franchise is moving closer to the real ghostbusters.

A weakness of Ghostbusters ' various sequels is that they've all - in one way or another - remade the 1984 original. They all open with the gang being disbanded in some form, and having to reunite to fight a supernatural foe. Frozen Empire is smartly pulling from Real Ghostbusters ' episodic approach, where the group is together and faces new threats each time out. Janine becoming a Ghostbuster pulls directly from The Real Ghostbusters in this way, as does the introduction of a brand new villain.

Frozen Empire Is Taking Ghostbusters In A Direction It Should've Gone Over 3 Decades Ago

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is an important test for the franchise's long-term future too. It's easily the quickest sequel turnaround in the series and one that will reveal how excited audiences are for a new installment that moves away from recycling the same basic story as the first film.

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True Detective

There is perhaps no more confounding TV series that True Detective , where season 1 gave us one of the best televised detective stories ever, while seasons 2 and 3 not only didn’t quite live up, but it’s taken us a decade to get to season 4 here, now subtitled Night Country.

On Sunday, True Detective season 4 premiered, showing a new case unfolding with Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kail Reis) investigating a bizarre mass murder, perhaps connected with an old case.

While the setting is eerie, it’s great to see Jodie Foster again and Reis is promising, I was not expecting…well, most of what went on last night. And despite great reviews, I’m a little skeptical of what’s to come. Namely, after three seasons and a new writer, True Detective appears to be fully leaning into the supernatural. How? Well, even in this first episode, a bunch of ways (spoilers follow):

  • In the opening scene we see a bunch of (kind of badly CGI-ed) caribou run off a cliff as soon as the last sunset of the season occurs.
  • In the scientific facility, a man is frozen, shaking in place, then says “she’s awake” in the last scene we see from the facility before all the men disappear.
  • Later, Jodie Foster awakes from an apparent dream, possibly about a dead child, and sees a stuffed polar bear on the floor with an eye missing. Again we hear “She’s awake.”
  • At around the same moment we see Navarro driving who is literally stopped by a giant (CGI) Polar Bear with one eye, and she hears “She’s awake.”
  • Then, an old woman is led to the frozen-in-the-ground corpses of the missing scientists after what appears to be the ghost of her dead husband leads her to them.

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It’s true that True Detective has at least dipped its toe in supernatural elements, but that was mainly things that could actually be explained like Rust’s hallucinations in season 1. I don’t really get how you explain away the “She’s awake” whispering across multiple characters, and things like the ghost leading the woman around without admitting that yes, we are getting a heavy supernatural element this season.

I don’t know how I feel about that. I suppose I’m not fully opposed to supernatural elements in a mystery like this, though for True Detective specifically, previously rooted in reality, it feels weird. But I would be a little upset if the main killer ends up being some mystical spirit rising in the night to get revenge or something instead of…an actual killer. That’s just not really why you watch a show like True Detective?

Granted, this is only the initial episode, and I know critics have seen more to issue these high scores. But it certainly was quite a strange start to the season, and I’m not sure how heavily it’s going to keep leaning on the supernatural from here.

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The Real Ghostbusters (1986)

S2.E1 ∙ Janine's Day Off

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S2.E2 ∙ Adventures in Slime and Space

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S2.E3 ∙ Ragnarok and Roll

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S2.E4 ∙ Captain Steel Saves the Day

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S2.E5 ∙ They Call Me Mister Slimer

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S2.E6 ∙ Buster the Ghost

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S2.E7 ∙ Night Game

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S2.E8 ∙ Rollerghoster

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S2.E9 ∙ Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?

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S2.E10 ∙ Dairy Farm

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S2.E11 ∙ Egon's Ghost

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S2.E12 ∙ Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster

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S2.E13 ∙ The Cabinet of Calamari

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S2.E14 ∙ Ghostbuster of the Year

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S2.E15 ∙ Egon's Dragon

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S2.E16 ∙ No One Comes to Lupusville

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S2.E17 ∙ The Bird of Kildarby

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S2.E18 ∙ The Long, Long, Long, Goodbye

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S2.E19 ∙ Cold Cash and Hot Water

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S2.E20 ∙ Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?

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S2.E21 ∙ The Man Who Never Reached Home

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S2.E22 ∙ Doctor, Doctor

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S2.E23 ∙ You Can't Take It with You

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S2.E24 ∙ Victor, the Happy Ghost

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S2.E25 ∙ Lost and Foundry

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S2.E26 ∙ Chicken, He Clucked

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S2.E27 ∙ Venkman's Ghost Repellers

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S2.E28 ∙ The Hole in the Wall Gang

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S2.E29 ∙ Ghost Busted

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S2.E30 ∙ The Ghostbusters in Paris

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S2.E31 ∙ A Fright at the Opera

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S2.E32 ∙ The Collect Call of Cthulhu

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S2.E33 ∙ Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?

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S2.E34 ∙ Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin

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S2.E35 ∙ Boo-Dunit

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S2.E36 ∙ The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

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S2.E37 ∙ The Headless Motorcyclist

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S2.E38 ∙ The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic

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S2.E39 ∙ Moaning Stones

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S2.E40 ∙ Knock, Knock

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S2.E41 ∙ The Spirit of Aunt Lois

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S2.E42 ∙ Sea Fright

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S2.E43 ∙ Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral

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S2.E44 ∙ Cry Uncle

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S2.E45 ∙ Bustman's Holiday

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S2.E46 ∙ The Scaring of the Green

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S2.E47 ∙ Ain't NASA-sarily So

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S2.E48 ∙ Apocalypse - What, NOW?

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S2.E49 ∙ The Devil to Pay

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S2.E50 ∙ A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn

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