It depends on the type of humor you like. I think KM was frickin' hilarious in the film.Man, I've never gotten the acclaim for her character. I usually LOVE her, but in GB, I thought she was just obnoxious. The entire thing felt like it was a live-action cartoon, and she was the worst offender.
Some of my most fond early memories were of Ghostbusters. Honest to God! I remember playing on the bathroom floor with my vintage Ecto 1 as my dad was shaving and he totally spilled his coffee on the hood. To this day there's a stain on it. I remember BEGGING my mom for slime, but she refused to buy it because she thought it would stain the carpet. I remember when I got a completely random and enormous package in the mail from my Grandparents, it was as big as I was at the time. My mom opened it up and low and behold, it was the Ghostbusters firehouse playset. I still have a party invite my mom sent out for my 3rd birthday, it was Ghostbusters themed. I often find myself saying my age, followed by "The same age as Ghostbusters!" I even made my first little friend due to a mutual love of the film/cartoon and we'd run around the babysitters blasting ghosts with our roll-play toys. We're still best friends to this day. In fact, on his 25th birthday, I got him the vintage ghost trap in box, something we both always wanted but never had. He actually cried! Just the memories, man. I was just that PEAK age for it, Ninja Turtles, Batman 1989, and then Jurassic Park. And to this day, I still collect merch and pieces from all of those franchises.Great memories of Ghostbusters in the '80's, MysterioMaximus. I was in my early teens when Ghostbusters '84 came out & enjoyed the film. But, I was in my later teens when Ghostbuster II & the cartoon came out in the latter '80's - so really wasn't into these as much. I also remember the toys from the late '80's & the Classic ones that came out more recently - but, never collected these.
However, after reading your post I think I'm going to try to watch The Real Ghostbusters cartoon at some point. I remember seeing bits & pieces when it was on, but never saw a full episode. Since I've been getting more nostalgic about older cartoons recently, I think I may start watching this next year.
The ghosts were really fun designs. I was always fascinated by the fact that the Ghostbuster ghosts always appeared to be less ghosts and more monsters. But they're just really creative, especially to a little kid like me who spent way too much time in the back of class drawing his own monsters. Some of the most fun were the early transforming ones. The premise was they appeared to be basically normal civilians, things like a Football Player, a Mailman, a Garbage Man, Police Officer, Construction Worker, and my favorite...the seemingly innocent old Granny. But ...SURPRISE...with a flip or the press of a button...they're ghosts! There was even a seemingly harmless toiler...yes...toilet...that when you rolled it, it became a monster. As a toddler, I found that one hysterical!Again, great memories. These posts are making me regret I didn't buy some of the Classic Ghostbusters toys that I saw @ sometime in the last several yeras. I wasn't too interested in the human characters, but do wish I got Slimer, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man, etc.
Gosh Dag, sounds like CATS and DOGS LIVING TOGETHER! MASS HYSTERIA!I remember watching it on tv and playing with the toys while my mom decorated for Xmas. The boxes were my NYC. Also, I remember losing the Eye-popper Ray once and looked EVERYWHERE for it. Like, all over the house. It was literally in my hand. I had to set it down and pick it back up to look for it! What the hell, younger me?!