1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
15 x 30 minute episodes
The Ghost Busters were Eddie Spenser, Jake Kong and Tracy (a gorilla). The trio dealt with ghosts and other supernatural creatures.
At the beginning of each episode, the trio received a taped message outlining their new mission. Once the message played, the recording self-destructed – a la Mission: Impossible. Unfortunately, they never managed to get rid of the recording before it exploded!
The paranormal investigators then headed out to find, capture or get rid of the supernatural being. In almost every case, the various creatures ended up in the old castle.
The various creatures they encountered included Vikings, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, vampires, gypsies, werewolves, and of course, various ghosts.
F Troop favourites Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch starred.
The series was revived as a cartoon in 1986, with the sons of the original characters said to be working with TV reporter Jessica and sorceress Futura. None of the 1975-76 cast appeared.
The new series used the same title, though, which no doubt confused kids who thought it was a spinoff of the 1984 movie of the same name.
The Maltese Monkey | Dr What’s His Name | The Canterville Ghost | Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf | The Flying Dutchman | The Dummy’s Revenge | The Worthless Gauze | Which Witch is Which | They Went Thataway | Vampire’s Apprentice | Jekyll and Hyde (Together for the First Time) | Only Ghosts Have Wings | The Vikings Have Landed | Merlin the Magician | The Abominable Snowman