The Real Ghostbusters (1986) s01e08 Episode Script

When Halloween Was Forever

Ghostbusters ♪
If there's something strange ♪
In your neighborhood ♪
Who you gonna call? ♪
Ghostbusters ♪
If 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 ♪
All right, this is the place. Hurry.
We're live in five seconds.
Four, three, two, one.
Cynthia Crawford here, live for UBN News.
With just hours before Halloween Eve
starts in earnest,
the Ghostbusters are,
fittingly enough, on the job.
Oh, no, you don't.
Boy, this is tougher than I thought.
Have to catch my breath.
Hey, Winston, what's small
and hairy and green all over?
This is no time for jokes, Peter.
Who's joking?
This is one of the many hauntings
that have hit the city
as Halloween approaches.
Coincidence? Some aren't so sure.
This particular job
was described by spokesman
Dr. Peter Venkman as,
"A minor job, a piece of cake,
no problem at all."
A piece of cake, Dr. Venkman?
I never said that.
Even if I said it, I never said it.
I think we've seen that
at least three times
more than we had to, Ray.
- I don't like it.
- Me either.
I always look terrible on TV.
No, that's not what I mean.
It shouldn't have been that hard a job.
But we had to fight like crazy
to get those things contained.
Right, Egon?
It seems like
the closer we get to Halloween,
the more cases we get,
each tougher than the last.
Interesting, huh, Egon?
Shh. Egon's working.
We wouldn't wanna
bother him now, would we?
Egon, old buddy!
Hey, what do you wanna do tonight?
No, no, you did nothing last night.
You gotta take these things slowly.
Too much nothing in one week,
can you stand the excitement?
-Plan B?
-Heh, heh. Plan B.
Now, stand real still, OK?
Egon, either you tell me
what you're working on,
or I'll tell Slimer you got
a cupcake in your socks.
You wouldn't dare.
Why, Egon, what's that in your socks?
If I didn't know better,
I'd swear it looked just like a
OK, OK, I'll talk.
I was just working out the last details.
Who says blackmail's a lost art?
PKE readings have been increasing
all month across the city,
but they took a real jump
when some ancient ruins from
Ireland arrived two weeks ago.
The ruins date from the seventh century.
Seventh-century Ireland.
That's where Halloween started.
I didn't even know
Halloween was that old.
It marked the transition to a time
when the nights got longer, scarier.
The Irish and Scottish immigrants
brought it to America,
where we called it Halloween.
That's utterly fascinating, Egon.
But what's the point?
Those relics brought here from Ireland
go back to when Halloween started.
What if Halloween is based on something
that really happened long ago?
I keep wondering if those ruins,
and Halloween itself,
is the reason why everything's
been going wrong lately.
Maybe we ought to
check those ruins out.
Keep them under lock and key
till Halloween's over.
You're kidding, right?
What can some relics
1200 years old do to us now?
Beat it, spud.
Looking for a lollipop?
Try his socks.
Yuck! Yuck, sick! Cut it out!
Frankenstein is groovin' ♪
Dig that action ♪
Whoa-whoa-whoa ♪
Which is this new plan? ♪
Dig that action ♪
Whoa-whoa-whoa ♪
Even Frankenstein is groovin' ♪
Dig that action ♪
Whoa-whoa-whoa ♪
Which is the secret? ♪
Um, not to pry,
but what exactly is that thing
you two have been working on?
-A Spectrum Differentialiser.
-A toaster.
I think we should have a nice, long talk.
No. No, Slimer, not like that.
You have to jump me.
That's right, you heard correct. Jump me.
- Trick or treat.
- Trick or treat.
OK, kids. Here you go. Enjoy.
More company. Hope I have
enough to last the night.
What wonderful goblin costumes.
And so authentic. I hope bonbons are OK.
Let me guess. You're not big on bonbons.
They went that way!
This doesn't look good.
PKE Meter's going right off the scale.
Looks like a citywide manifestation.
Then how come nobody called us?
Phone lines must be out. Or possessed.
Remind me not to accept any collect calls.
I don't see anything.
Maybe Janine was mistaken.
Boy, don't you just love it,
the way they light up
the trees at Christmas?
I don't know.
I mean, every year,
earlier and earlier, I
-Peter, it's not Christmas.
Uh. Then we're in
serious trouble, aren't we?
My little ones,
it is time at last.
All of you, all things not of this world,
come to me.
All, come.
All not of this world
Come to me.
All, come.
All, come.
Little ones, attend to me.
My little ones,
I am very proud of you all.
You have done well.
But the night is young,
and we have much to do.
Much to do to make sure
that Halloween never ends.
That from this moment on,
the world shall know only eternal night.
So a traitor.
Bring him to me.
You have the stench of mortals about you.
You live with them, help them.
No. No, no.
You disappoint me.
But no matter.
Night without end is coming,
and you will join my midnight army
or pay the price.
Oh, that was close.
Oh, but we're safe now.
Hi there, honey.
Can I get you anything?
Before I get you?
Oh, boy, am I pooped.
And we haven't even got
a tenth of them yet.
How long have we been at this, anyway?
Peter, what time do you have?
Hey, wait a minute.
This can't be right.
It's been hours since we started.
Time is slowing down.
Hmm. I wonder.
I'm not going anywhere until
somebody explains what's going on.
Then again
Just can't keep you guys away from TV.
Night is also reported
spreading over most of Europe,
Asia and South Africa.
Scientists report a dark cloud
covering nation after nation.
Egon, you little scrapper,
I bet you know what's going on.
-Let us in, OK?
One, Halloween started
to celebrate night's creatures.
Two, suddenly, we're up
to our hips in them.
Three, night's falling everywhere.
Four, time is slowing down.
Conclusion, it'll be Halloween forever.
This night will never end.
Actually, I think I liked
not knowing a lot better.
Stop that car!
Was that sufficiently stopped, Ray?
It'll do. Come on, let's reel it in.
Oh, hey.
What was that?
Watch it.
It was quiet. Too quiet.
I always wanted to say that.
Look, up there.
Why are you bothering my little ones?
I repeat, why are you
bothering my little ones?
You mean these little creeps
we've been blasting all night?
You say those things are your little ones?
All things of the night are mine,
on this night more than any other.
For I am Samhain. I am Halloween.
Of course. Halloween began
as the Feast of Samhain.
Samhain was supposed to be
a creature of night,
who no one could stop.
Oh, boy.
It is good to know I am remembered.
I was trapped in stone
for so many centuries.
OK, no problem.
You're new in town,
out of the house
for the first time in 1200 years.
You want a little excitement.
Hey, I can understand that.
So when are you taking
the next train out of town?
I am not leaving.
I have come to give my gift.
The gift of eternal night.
Eternal Halloween. Eternal me.
Cut that out.
Look, don't make me come up there.
I give you one last warning.
Leave us alone.
The spirit of Halloween
cannot be stopped by mere mortals.
Yeah, well, this mortal would like to get
a better look at you.
Fools. You have sealed your doom.
Shy little fella, isn't he?
Probably overcompensating
for a poor self-image.
-That's it!
-That's it?
We should make fun of the way he dresses?
No! It's the light.
It drove him off.
Yeah, well, it doesn't do
much for me either, Egon.
It hates light.
All we have to do is turn on all
the lights in the city.
That would weaken it enough to
Oh, no, power failure.
The whole city's blacked out.
At least our power packs
are still working.
That's it. I know what to do,
but I need a distraction.
Wait. What should we do?
Try a frontal attack.
That'll keep him busy.
I don't know. Giving us the easy stuff,
do you think that's fair?
Your mortal friends cannot help you.
Only I can save you.
Deny them. Swear allegiance
to my army of the night,
and I may permit you to exist.
Not yet.
We may yet have need of this one.
Why do I have the terrible feeling
that I'm not gonna enjoy this at all?
I just hope Egon
knows what he's doing.
Hey, you. You in the car.
You call yourselves goblins?
Why, you're nothing but a
Oh, gosh. Um
A bunch of zone dweebies.
Zone dweebies?
One down, four to go.
Got it.
That should do it.
Fun's over. You want me, come get me.
Something I can do for you?
I just hope the generator has
enough power to pull this off.
Trouble. Big, big trouble.
Well, we made it to the party.
Who's got the soda and chips?
No, let them pass.
I will deal with these personally.
And you said they wouldn't be
glad to see us.
Whatever Egon's doing,
I wish he'd hurry up.
I don't like the odds here.
That should do it.
Oh, sometimes I think the universe
just waits for me to get cocky.
You have been very, very bad,
picking on such poor innocent creatures.
Whatever shall I do with you?
Oh, a vacation would be nice.
Someplace sunny.
I think they have other ideas.
Obviously. And I'd rather not hear them.
Wait. Surrender your weapons,
or I shall be forced to do something
unfortunate to your friend.
-Hey, no fair.
-Yeah, leave him alone.
Nobody picks on the spud but me, got it?
You cannot win.
Already, time has stopped.
Halloween will go on forever.
Night will never end.
Come on, Slimer, fight him. Get away.
Only one chance.
I just hope we bought Egon enough time.
Slimer, pizza!
Frankenstein is groovin' ♪
It's this or nothing.
Which is this new plan? ♪
Dig that action ♪
Egon, baby, I love you.
Winston, now!
No. Stop.
Bong. Bong. Bong.
No. It can't end this way.
I won't go back. I won't go.
I won't.
Look, the clock's moving again.
And it's past midnight.
- Halloween's over.
- Hey, fellas.
I ran up the stairs as fast as I could.
Is everything OK?
You know, it's times like this
when I really like this job.
OK, all set?
Yep. Now.
This I gotta see.
Well, what's happening?
I'll bet he's fuming and raging
like the rest of them.
See for yourself.
But it's just sitting there,
like it's waiting.
It waited 1200 years to be free.
It'll wait for its chance to come again.
Which is not gonna happen.
Right, guys?
Hey, what's going on?
Look out!
Hee, hee. Just us.
Trick or treat!
Trick. Definitely trick.
Oh, no. Stay there.
No. Cut it out. Hey, that tickles.
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