Sunday, December 4, 2016

Extreme Ghostbusters: The Crawler (GCU)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... and the GCU!

What's the GCU? It's the Ghostbusters Containment Unit, where every now and then I talk about episodes of the Real and Extreme Ghostbusters animated series! And we're kicking things off with The Crawler (Episode 11 of XGB)


  • Broadcast Date September 22, 1997, Episode 11 of Extreme Ghostbusters
  • Janine tries to make Egon jealous but her date turns out to be a bug demon who wants to turn her into his queen!
  • Cohila as a villian is fairly one dimensional, he's a bug looking for a queen to take over the world, and his demonic design reminds me of something I saw on Real Ghostbusters, I want to say the 'What' demon, but I'm not totally sure.
  • The core of this episode is Janine wanting Egon to return the feelings she has for him, something that got derailed in The Real Ghostbusters cartoon by Harold Ramis who according to legend, didn't care for that dynamic, despite it being something that was shown in the first movie
  • Disney removed some of the 'scarier elements' of this episode when it aired on Toon Disney, namely a shot where a bug is leaving a guys mouth
  • Maurice LaMarche does a wonderful job in Egon's awkwardness of trying to reach Janine


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