The Real Ghostbusters (1986) s02e36 Episode Script

The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

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! ♪
At setting 7 we have
a reading of negative .2.
That checks with our projections.
I think we've done it.
We now have a functioning air-lock
into the Containment Unit.
Though, I still can't
understand why you want it.
I want to open diplomatic relations
with the spirit world.
I want to be the first ambassador.
I think you're running a fever, Egon.
Look, it works!
He's heading back.
Any ill effects?
And did you have a nice time?
All right, all right!
Since you did a good job,
I'll tell ya.
Peter keeps his jelly beans
in a box under his pillow.
Yippie! Yay!
I'll never get used to seeing that.
And I still think you're crazy.
I don't think I've ever
seen you work so hard.
And I've shined
the Proton Packs
and pressed my coveralls.
And what, pray tell,
are you up to?
Tomorrow's the Thanksgiving Day parade,
And there'd be a lot of
beautiful women there, right?
I suppose.
Well, I want to make sure they know
that Peter Venkman is a class act.
Yeah, 'course you know Turkey Day
is a family holiday
and the kids love us.
We'll be surrounded by 'em.
The only women you'll be seeing
are their mothers.
Oh, kids, huh?
Well, it's a good thing I've got
that box of jelly beans under my pillow.
Will it be ready in time, Harlan?
Sure, you can tell the network
they'll get their bug.
Good. The sooner we finish the better.
I hate this place.
it gives me the creeps.
Well, there's a good reason for that.
Before the company bought this place
and turned it into a warehouse,
it used to be a city morgue.
Are you still upset?
I was gonna bring
those jelly beans to the parade.
That's OK.
I don't think there's room
for them in here.
OK, I'll drive.
We settled it last night.
I drive.
Well, we can't all ride in there.
I'm gonna ride on the roof.
Like to ride with me?
I'd sooner swim to New Jersey.
Boy, this is great!
Come on, Peter, climb up.
Well, this is the life, eh, Ray?
Are you having fun?
What the blazes is that thing?
Oh, wow!
Hey, look Egon.
Hey, it's Murray the Mantis.
It's a, uh
A television character.
The Murray The Mantis Show
was the biggest thing
on Saturday morning cartoons, Peter.
Murray lives in this garden, see
and he keeps the peace.
He's sort of a sheriff.
He chases away
the bad Roach Brothers
and the evil Hypno-snake.
It's a form of predator control
of the range.
And you, uh, you watch
this stuff do you, Egon?
A good scientist is open
to everything, Peter.
This is, uh, a morality play.
Filled with complexities.
Right. And, Murray
is the best friend of Posey,
the gardener's little girl
who's misunderstood by the other children.
And, are they all
dressed like that?
Well, uh,
it looks better on TV.
What happened?
Hey, Officer Frump!
What's the hold up?
They're having problems
with that bug behind you.
Too much gas.
Get that thing outta here.
- come on.
- move it.
I thought they balanced those things.
What's happening to Murray?
It shouldn't be able to do that.
The lifting coefficient
of helium in relation
I don't think
it's paying attention, Egon.
It's taken off.
Excuse me, Officer.
Let it go.
Let go of the mantis.
Right. That thing's
a menace to aerial navigation.
You're right, it is.
You've got those
Proton thingies, don't you?
You could shoot it down.
Sure. I've been killing
nasty bugs for years.
Toasted green stuff
coming up.
How did I do that?
Peter, will you get up here?
You too, young lady.
Whoa! Time to go.
- Whoa.
- Hang on.
Did I cause that?
No, not possible.
Our equipment doesn't
work that way.
Then it must've been us.
We filled the balloon
in an old warehouse
on the Upper West Side.
It used to be a city morgue.
That's it.
A release of death force
energy held dormant
An Ecto surge across the continuum.
You will get used
to him soon enough.
I'm Dr. Peter Venkman.
Ann Lawson.
You know, there are
certain positive aspects
to this situation.
You know, a lot of people are gonna figure
that we're responsible for this.
If you were a judge,
would you convict us, Janine?
If I were a judge, I'd hang us.
We found the problem.
The balloon, it was filled
over an old city morgue.
Considering a constant
half-life breakdown rate
for all ectoplasmic
And cross calculating
with the known PKE pulse,
I'd say we're in an extraordinary
amount of trouble.
Bad, huh?
Very bad.
It could have a life energy
as high as Gozer's.
Another big Twinkie.
Can you fight that?
Fight it, yes.
Win, no.
So, then we've got no choice.
"The Big Guy."
"The Big Guy?"
Just when I thought it couldn't possibly
get any worse.
I don't know about this, Egon.
I'm willing to entertain alternatives.
What were the dimensions
of the balloon?
One hundred and twenty feet,
nose to tail.
Cross indexed with the dimensions of
the standard praying mantis
I'm figuring the Ecto-Energy quotient
of your average Class 3
non transitory specter.
What do you think
we should do?
Hey, it's a big town.
Plenty of room for everyone.
Let the bug have the park.
The energy level is 45 megawatts.
Well, that's not so much.
Times 10 to the 14th power.
What does that mean?
It means if Darth Vader is willing
to loan us the Death Star,
we might have a chance.
That means,
"The Big Guy."
Right. Before Murray tears up
half the city.
You have to do it.
We're depending on you.
Lives are in danger, Slimer.
The entire city is at stake.
Egon, you have to know
how to talk to these guys.
Yo, green guts.
Ugh, not so close.
Look, we need your help.
Better hurry, Peter.
You know that little refrigerator
you've been wanting.
Yeah, yeah!
Ice-cream delivered
to the door everyday.
A crate of donuts.
And a Diner's Club Card.
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah!
What's going on?
They're coming after us.
They think we're responsible.
- Did you lock the door?
- Yeah.
When we came back.
This could get ugly.
Uh, it might be best if
I took you away from here.
No way. This is as much
my fight as it is yours.
The police are banging on the door.
Should I let them in?
That doesn't seem necessary.
You know what to do.
Wait a minute.
A break in.
Call your lawyer.
Look, if it's about
that parking ticket
Let's go, egghead.
No, you can't. Not yet.
You're making a very serious mistake.
You have the right
to remain silent.
What the devil was that?
It'd say it was
your career.
I'd watch my lip
if I were you.
The mayor ain't too
happy with you clowns.
Oh, he should be thrilled
with us real soon, right, Egon?
Yes, in about six seconds.
Hey, I'll bet I'm the only guy
who's ever taken you
to an unnatural disaster
on the first date.
What have you done?
Well, we knew we couldn't take the mantis
by ourselves, so
We released the big guy.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
Are you creeps nuts?
Don't you remember what he did
to this city the last time?
Yeah, and he's all better now,
we think.
Can you control that thing?
I certainly hope so.
Quiet, please.
Come in, big green one.
Come in, come in,
big green one.
Stay with him and
keep him headed North.
I just remembered something.
Praying mantises can
jump very high.
Gun it.
Sorry, Peter, I should have
remembered about the wings.
You drive me crazy, Egon.
Now, we'll have some action.
Come in, Ray.
Go ahead, Egon.
We're ready here.
Uh, sorry, peter.
You promised
you'd take more lessons
Oh, I've been so busy.
Hey, come on.
I'm pretty good for an unlicensed pilot.
That will make the crash seem
ever so much softer.
There he is.
Terrific. Now what?
Shoot him if
he tries to fly.
Oh, good.
Hit him!
OK, we're ready.
Bring him in.
Hey, I can't see.
Don't you have
wipers on this thing?
You'll have to
clean the outside off.
Sure, Ray. Hang on.
Thanks, Peter.
Let's fry this grasshopper.
Pour it on him!
But don't hit Stay Puft.
Look out!
-Is it over?
I think I'm still alive.
You were wonderful.
Hey, I think you're
pretty wonderful yourself.
Look, why don't
you discuss
how wonderful you both are
over dinner, later.
We got to get this parade going.
That's the first smart
thing he said today.
Considering what
we've been through.
I feel extraordinarily good.
Good. Then you can repaint the ambulance
when we get back.
Boy, this is great.
It's really too bad
about Murray though.
That's all right.
Yeah, after all,
we did find a replacement.
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