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"Venkman's Ghost Repellers"

Production #76009
Season 1-Syndicated, Episode 9

Aired: Tuesday October 20, 1987
in Syndication

Writer: Richard Mueller

Synopsis: In his first appearance, Peter's con man father sells ponchos that supposedly repel ghosts. Unfortunately, they don't work on the crew members of a ship sucked into the New Jersey Parallelogram.

Guest Stars
  • Ron Gans [Trucker, Captain Koenig]

Regular Cast Incidentals
  • Arsenio Hall [Radio Announcer]
  • Maurice LaMarche [Helmsman, Captain Coles]
  • Lorenzo Music [Pops/Peter's Dad]
  • Frank Welker [Dr. Mulch, Chief, Ghost #3]

Fun Facts
  • Title Reference: In the episode "Venkman's Ghost Repellers" was the name of the product Peter's father was selling.
  • The voice actors were recorded on July 2 and July 3, 1986.
  • There are two versions of this episode which each feature different background music when the Ghostbusters save Peter's dad. One version features standard series music, whereas "Hometown Hero" performed by Tahiti (from the soundtrack album) is played in the other version. For more information and multimedia, see the Alternate Episodes page.
  • This is set before "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", which is clearly set before "Cold Cash and Hot Water".
  • Richard Mueller first created Peter's father in his Ghostbusters movie novelization.
  • The trucker first appeared in Sea Fright.


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