The Real Ghostbusters (1986) s01e07 Episode Script

Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream

Ghostbusters! ♪
♪There's something strange ♪
In the neighborhood ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters ♪
There's something weird ♪
And it don't look good ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters ♪
I ain't afraid of no ghost ♪
I ain't afraid of no ghost ♪
♪Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters ♪
Honestly, honey,
it's too nice outside
to stay cooped up in here.
Wouldn't you rather be
out on the tennis court
than stuck in here
with those stuffy comics?
Are you kidding, Marge?
I loved these things
when I was a kid. I mean, look at this.
Takes me right back to when I was a child.
Well, I'm going with or without you.
Hey, who
Last chance to come along.
Well, you don't have to get loud about it.
If you don't wanna go, just say so.
Well, well.
So good of you to join us
for breakfast, Dr. Venkman.
What'd he say?
Sounded like "coffee." Possibly "cookie."
Translation, Egon?
Sounded like, "Get out of my face
or eat flaming terror."
Rough night, huh, Pete?
I kept dreaming about this weird old guy
in a robe with glowing eyes and stuff.
Real strange.
My Aunt Lois always told me
that the best way to deal with a bad dream
is to keep telling yourself
it's only a dream.
Then you can take control of the dream.
Thanks so much, Ray.
Now move it or lose it.
248 west 16th. Got it.
Come on, Peter, let's go.
No way, Winston.
I'm not going anywhere
till I have my breakfast.
OK, you win.
if something was going on,
you'd think people would be
running around outside.
The whole neighborhood's quiet as a mouse.
I don't understand.
I'm picking up something from inside,
but it's nothing I've ever
encountered before.
Well, then, what do we do?
We knock, Ray. Like this.
Excuse me, but is the lady
of the house at home?
It's got Peter. Let's go!
Next time, you knock.
Oh, no!
Quick, blast it.
Wait. The ion field
on that thing's all wrong.
I don't know what
the particle beams will do to it.
Help, guys. Ah!
-Can we change polarization?
-Might help.
Help would be very nice, guys.
Like my dad always said,
we learn by doing.
Let's get it.
I always said places like this
shouldn't allow pets.
Hey, check it out.
Just a guess, Egon,
but this isn't normal, is it?
Absolutely not.
Something odd is going on here.
Not a ghost, but something else.
Something different.
Hey, look at this.
That looks just like
the thing we just fought.
This almost clinches it.
I think I know
what's responsible for all this,
but it seems so incredible.
You wanna see incredible?
Look at this.
Down there.
Yup, this settles it.
It's a Sandman, all right.
A Sandman, Egon?
You mean like the kind
who helps people go to sleep?
Come on. No way.
No, you can't go to Hawaii.
You'll go to where you're addressed,
like it or not.
Why? Come on, give me a chance.
You guys never deliver
every letter you get, anyway.
Who'll notice?
Why, I ought to
Hey, come back here.
Free will, brother letters.
Throw off your zip codes.
Join the revolution.
You have nothing to lose but your stamps.
You know, this explains a lot.
Oh, man.
Boo, boo.
I think you've made your point.
OK, since reality seems
to have gone bye-bye,
I say we open up the floor
for suggestions.
Any ideas?
I suggest we go home,
go to sleep and pretend
none of this happened.
Yeah, this whole thing
is like a bad dream.
Precisely. That's the problem.
This is definitely the work of a Sandman.
But one using incredibly
powerful sleep dust.
So powerful it makes
whatever you dream come to life.
That's just swell, Egon.
But it doesn't answer
the $5,000 question, why?
Oh, yes.
We are many, my friend. Many.
Oh, guys, I think the answer's
sitting across the street.
Hundreds of us, my friend,
taking care of the world's need for sleep.
But who's taking care of
the world's need for peace?
I ask you. No one.
Let them call me renegade.
I don't care.
When I'm finished,
the world will sleep for 500 years.
No wars. No fighting.
Peace and only dreams will walk the world.
Isn't it glorious?
Isn't it fine?
No answer.
You are laughing at me, aren't you?
Well, no one laughs at me.
Don't say it, Egon. Let me.
We're in trouble.
Oh, boy, are we in trouble.
We gotta find that guy and stop him.
The question is, where do we start?
Oh, I don't know.
I'd say he's left us
a pretty obvious trail, wouldn't you?
That was Silver Phoenix here on WUGH-FM.
Our request lines are open,
but nobody's calling.
Come on, folks, what's wrong?
You all asleep out there?
As a matter of fact, yes.
Hey, uh, great trick.
I'll bet you work for Spielberg,
don't you?
Never heard of him.
As for you, it's time for beddy-bye.
Me? Hey, you kidding?
I'm up and ready to party all day.
And as for all of you out there,
time to stop fighting all your wars.
Time for nappies, everyone.
Will you look at this mess.
How are we ever gonna spot
the Sandman in all this?
Over there.
All right, then.
Let's show this guy
that nobody tells us when to go to bed.
Let him have it.
-Oh! Missed him.
-OK, OK.
Keep cool. Keep alert.
He could pop up anywhere.
Winston, look out.
Oh, no, you don't.
Very naughty.
Great shooting, Winston.
Now he'll have to see his tailor
before he can counterattack.
I would not be so sure of that.
Well, actually, it was just a little joke.
You have annoyed me,
and there is a price to pay for that.
OK, let's see what you can do.
I wanted to create a world of dreams.
But if it takes nightmares
to get rid of you
Oh, no. Don't tell me.
That's what I was afraid of.
Oh, brother.
Faster, Ray. Faster.
This is faster.
-What? Hey.
OK, scout-who-walks-in-concrete-moccasins.
What's the situation out there?
Knights in armor, flying turtles,
mice-drawn chariots.
This is nuts.
Keep reminding yourself
that they're not alive.
They're only byproducts
of dreams and nightmares.
Is that why the particle beams
make them just disappear?
On the new settings, yes.
It disrupts their molecular density.
Translation, they go poof.
OK, now that we're clear on this,
let's shut down that Sandman
before it's beddy-bye for 500 years.
Still only one guard on ecto-1, Ray?
Yeah, but do we have to do it?
We need ecto-1, Ray.
Keep telling yourself
it's not what it seems.
But I don't have to like it.
Come on, Ray. It's all yours.
It's not really the Easter Bunny.
It's not really the Easter Bunny.
Over there, Hoppy.
See? Piece of cake.
Besides, who needs
Easter baskets, anyway?
You said it really wasn't
the Easter Bunny.
It's just a joke, Ray.
Come on.
OK, Ray. Let's go.
I thought you just tuned this thing, Ray.
-I did.
-Well, then it's off-key.
Oh, no.
He got him!
Hmm. Everyone's dream appears
when he goes to sleep.
I wonder what Ray's dreaming about.
Run for it!
Pizza. I had to ask.
I don't know about you guys,
but this is getting too silly for me.
We gotta stop this guy fast.
Agreed. I still have him on the meter.
He's moving, heading that way.
Great, a dragon.
All right, let's blast it.
Only if we have to.
Every time we take out
one of those things,
it's like holding up a sign saying,
"Here we are."
Let's try something else.
Something real ingenious, right?
Something real scientific, right?
We'll tippy-toe.
Made it.
Oh. Why is this never easy?
Well, don't just stand there
dragging your feet. Let's go.
I think Winston's been
hanging out with Ray again.
Good observation.
Room seven. Maybe nothing.
But I'm gonna check it out.
Yo, telegram.
Was that a thud?
-That was a thud.
-You think the Sandman got him?
Accepting the Nobel Prize, Peter Venkman.
Accepting the Pulitzer Prize,
Peter Venkman.
Accepting the Oscar, Peter Venkman.
-He got him.
-He sure did.
All clear. Go.
-How far have we come?
-Five blocks.
We should be nearing
the edge of the sleep zone.
He's covered half the city already
in a matter of a few hours.
By the end of the day,
he'll have the entire city asleep.
And then?
The state, the country, the world.
I'd rather not think about it.
We've gotta stop him.
Yeah, but just the two of us?
Yeah. You know, it's funny,
but I keep thinking about
what Ray said earlier.
He said once you tell yourself
it's only a dream,
you can control the dream.
There's something there
that I can't quite
No honking cars.
No one fighting.
Just dreams.
A world of sleeping people
and walking dreams.
Paradise, my friends.
They'll talk about this for ages to come.
-Once they wake up
Winston, I figured it out.
Ray had the answer all along.
And we didn't recognize it.
We have to
Egon, watch out.
And then there was one.
I wonder who or what
you're dreaming of, Egon.
My name is Albert Einstein, young man.
Of course. Ha. What else?
Nothing personal,
Mr. Einstein, but I gotta split.
Just wish I knew what
Egon had figured out.
I wish the others were here.
Peter would know what to do.
Egon, Ray, they'd build what they needed.
I'm not a scientist.
Young man, you needn't be a scientist
to solve a problem.
Just try your best.
Use your mind.
You'll find a solution. Good day.
Now, let me see.
Egon equals mc cubed?
My Aunt Lois says the way
to deal with nightmares
is to tell yourself it's only a dream.
Ray had the answer all along
and we didn't recognize it.
We have to
That's it.
Oh, man, that's it.
Just hope I can get to the fire hall
before the Sandman does.
OK, Janine, that's the plan.
And that's our last Proton Pack.
You sure you know what to do?
I guess so.
Just concentrate, like you said.
OK, Slimer, we know he's coming.
Now get out of sight, quick.
All right, so how do we know
when he gets here?
Nighty-night, friends.
Time to go beddy-bye.
You'll feel so much better
after a 500-year nap.
This is it. Good luck.
Yeah, thanks. I'm gonna need it.
OK. Fire!
Don't let him sneak up behind
Don't let the bedbugs bite.
Now that I needn't worry about her,
it's just you and me.
Why do you resist?
I'mI'm a ghost.
Wouldn't the world be a better place
if it were filled with dreams
instead of people?
But the whole reason people dream
is so they can try to make
their dreams come true.
How can they do that
if they're all asleep for 500 years?
That's irrelevant.
A Sandman helps people sleep.
A Sandman makes dreams.
And I am now the ultimate Sandman.
I'm a
I'm a
I am now the greatest Sandman ever.
I'm a
a ghostbuster!
Good night, Winston Zeddmore.
Good night yourself, buster.
Oh, no, you don't.
No, you can't do this to me.
I am a Sandman!
OK, Slimer, do it.
No, this isn't fair.
No. No!
Don't worry.
It's all just a bad dream.
Right, Janine?
Yeah, it's gotta be the distributor cap.
Hey, anybody smell pizza?
Too bad.
A guy could grow to like this.
No, it's e equals mc.
E equals
It's e equals mc squared.
Listen to me, it's e equals mc
Never mind. Just never mind.
It would take far too long
to explain, anyway.
Then Winston remembered
what you said about
taking control of your dream.
I told myself over and over,
"I'm dreaming."
"I'm dreaming."
So when I fell asleep,
I was able to control the dream.
And I made sure to dream
that I was a ghostbuster.
So the Sandman,
thinking you were no longer a threat,
got careless.
And that's when you
read him the riot act.
You betcha.
Just what I had in mind
before the Sandman got me.
Speaking of which,
what good's a celebration
when the hero of the hour
is in another room?
Come on, Winston!
Well, he did have a rough day.
I guess he deserves it.
He's the only one
who didn't get any sleep.
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