The Real Ghostbusters (1986) s03e10 Episode Script

The Grundel

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! ♪
I can't believe we're actually chasing
the Jabberwock down
the middle of 16th Street.
It's not my fault.
I wasn't the one who chased him through
the Alice in Wonderland display
back at the library.
How was I supposed to know it could read?
Most ghosts can't read.
Oh, really?
Don't get cocky, Slimer.
I've been watching, and you still move
your lips when you read.
There it goes!
"Beware of the Jabberwock, my son.
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch."
Not even close, Slimer.
"Beware the Jub Jub Bird and shun
the frumious Bander Snatch."
"And as in uffish
thought he stood,
the Jabberwock with eyes of flame
came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
and burbled as it came."
What's "burbling" anyway, man?
Ask a silly question?
Oh, guys.
Hit it!
Quick, Ray, the Trap.
How? It takes all four beams
to control that thing.
If I shut off, we lose him.
OK, Slimer, get clear.
Hit it, Ray!
Nice job of sheep-dogging
that thing into the Trap.
Good technique.
Maybe we'll have you do that all the time.
Well, now it's back to the station
and a good night's
Oh, no!
I don't believe it.
Somebody boosted Ecto-1.
I have to hand it to them,
they're efficient.
Stripped down everything they could
sell in 3.5 minutes.
I'll think about that a lot
on the long walk home.
All right, boys, move it out.
That won't be necessary, gentlemen.
I was on patrol,
when I saw him
helping himself to your car.
Your stuff's back there,
behind the dumpster.
We'd better get it
before someone else does.
Come on, guys.
Too bad, really.
Third time this month,
which means back to juvenile hall.
Get stuffed!
That'll be enough of that. Come on, Larry.
Seemed like an OK kid.
Yeah, makes you wonder
what makes a good kid go bad.
Gone. Oh, yes,
gone at the wrong time.
Find another.
Oh, yes, another.
Meat, fresh,
So what if I failed math? Who cares?
"Why can't you be
more like your brother?"
Give me a break.
Sometimes I think I'd just
like to run away, you know?
It can't be any worse, right?
Good night, Alec.
I mean, it's not fair, you know?
Good night, Alec.
And that's another thing.
How come we can't
stay up as late as we want?
Lee, be quiet up there,
and get to sleep.
Not fair.
They don't understand, do they?
No, grown-ups never do.
They just like to
push kids around, that's all.
If you had the chance,
you would show them, wouldn't you?
Yeah, show 'em.
You should be able
to do whatever you want,
anything, if it's what you want to do.
And what you really want to do
is invite me in.
Let me in, Alec.
And, oh, the things we will do together.
The things I will show you.
We will have fun, Alec.
Oh, so much fun.
If you just open the window
and let me in.
Come on in.
I invite you in.
Alec, what are you doing?
Alec, it's cold.
I, uhWhat?
Oh. Oh, yeah.
Egon, do you know what time it is?
And what pray tell is this,
Prince Michigan?
A sub etheric, multi-channel,
differential analyzer.
Hmm, and what does it do?
I don't know, yet.
But it does make a great zap, doesn't it?
Well, that's curious.
I wonder what could have
caused it to shut down.
Maybe the variable core went out,
or the phase-lock interocitor.
I'll let you know
as soon as I figure it out.
I'm sure I'll hear all about it all right.
I am going back to sleep now
and nobody's going to stop me.
No way am I that tired.
Yes, I am.
Hmm. Curious.
I wonder what made it go off.
Look! Come on, let's grab it.
What, are you kidding? No way!
Ah, suit yourself.
Alec, what are you
Hey, it's cool. Loosen up, Lee.
Good. Very good, indeed, Alec.
Oh, we'll have such fun. We'll
What do you think you're looking at?
Uh, nothing. Nothing, Alec.
Keep it that way.
So the ghost catching itself
is actually done by this device.
We call it a ghost trap.
We activate it by throwing it out,
under the ghost, like this.
We get it into position.
And when we're ready,
it's show time!
Boy, they're neat!
Wouldn't it be great
if we had them for friends?
Yeah, I like my friend better.
What did youAlec?
Another device
we use is called a PKE Meter.
I heard you call me.
What do you want to do now?
Such fun.
We'll show the grown-ups a few things.
Won't we, Alec?
So fresh, so pure,
but not for long.
Curious. Just like before,
it flashed and then stopped.
OK, this is the part we know
you've all been waiting for.
You've heard about our Proton Packs.
Well, now you're gonna
see them for yourselves.
Naturally, since this
is just a demonstration,
we've lowered the levels
so they'll just produce a simple
but gorgeous light show,
perfectly harmless.
OK, guys, let's rock!
Shut 'em off! Shut 'em off!
Get down!
Anybody seen the principal?
And this concludes today's performance.
Thank you all for coming. Good afternoon.
And now, we have to be going.
Don't we, guys? Right. Bye.
You see, Alec,
such fun we'll have.
Oh, man, you're great.
I wanna be just like you.
Oh, you will, Alec.
You will.
I just don't get it.
The Proton Packs were
adjusted to be harmless.
Someone must have tampered with them.
It's the only explanation
for what happened.
Yeah, and somebody could have gotten hurt
when they went out of control.
But who would do that and why?
Excuse me, can I talk to you?
Sure. What can we do for you?
It's my brother, Alec. He's
Well, he's been doing
a lot of bad things lately,
and I don't know what to do about it.
I understand your concern, little guy,
but it's probably just a phase
he's going through.
Give him time.
No. I
I think there's something
making him do bad things.
I've seen it.
Dressed all in black with this funny hat,
red eyes and claws.
You don't believe me, do you?
Nobody said that, little buddy.
If there's something
we can do to help, we will.
But we've never heard
of anything like that.
If you could give us some more.
Fourth period. Gotta go.
Sorry to have to bother you.
Well, look, if you see anything else,
call us, OK?
We'll see what we can dig up.
Oh! Hey, what's your name,
so we can get a hold of you?
Uh, Lee. Lee Meredith.
What do you think, Egon?
I don't know.
But it couldn't hurt to check
a few references anyway.
Nope, no calls,
no mail, no nothing.
I guess that means
nobody loves us.
Honestly, Ray.
To depend on people loving you
for your personal satisfaction
with a job well done, really?
It's OK, Ray.
I love you.
I love you, too, Winston.
I even love Doctor Venkman here,
sort of.
Uh, yes, Dr. Who-needs-love Spengler?
Something I can do for you?
No, not
Well, I mean, I was just
Have you seen my copy of
Who's Who and What's That?
Library, second book case,
third shelf, dead center.
-Oh, Egon?
I love you most of all.
Yes, well, uh
such displays of emotion
are only needed by the insecure.
Thanks for the thought, though.
Get him, Slimer.
Aye-aye, Captain!
Nobody messes with Melnitz.
Stealing comic books,
getting into fights all day at school,
kicking Mrs. Faberjam's cat?
You've been on a 24-hour rampage, Alec.
Was it something we said,
something we did?
Nah. Slow day, that's all.
"Slow day?" Honestly, I
I just don't know
what's gotten into you, Alec.
Oh, wouldn't you be surprised, Dad.
What did you say?
Oh, nothing. Just burped.
When's dinner?
Oh, Alec, Alec.
Why can't you be more like your brother?
Question is,
why can't your brother be more like you?
ButI mean, he's my brother.
Yes, it'll be fun.
He'll be more like you,
you'll be more like me.
One happy family.
Do it!
You want to do it, don't you?
Sure. Let's do it.
Come on,
Lee, it's past your bedtime.
Better head on up.
Come, on, Lee.
Wanna have some fun?
Cut it out!
I think there's something
making him do bad things.
I've seen it.
Dressed all in black,
with this funny hat,
red eyes and claws.
Oh, my gosh! A Grundel, of course.
Why didn't I see it before?
-You got something?
-A Grundel. Oh, boy.
OK, Egon, I'll bite. What's a Grundel?
A supernatural creature,
a parasite.
It appears to young kids,
tries to turn them bad.
The more the kid falls under
the influence of a Grundel,
the more he looks like a Grundel, until--
Until he becomes a Grundel!
And then, it goes off
and gets another kid, right?
And on, and on, and on.
We've got to stop him
before it's too late.
Nobody picks on a kid
in my part of town.
We've got to find him fast. But how?
Quick, Slimer, go through the phonebook.
Aye-aye, Captain.
I mean, Ray.
Thanks, Slimer.
Go through the phonebook, Slimer.
You've been waiting all week
to do that, haven't you?
Yeah. How could you tell?
You had that look.
Over here!
Up here!
Are we having fun yet?
No, come on down.
Alec, I don't like this.
I want you to meet a friend of mine.
Hello, Lee.
I've heard so much about you.
Pleased to meet you.
Go ahead, Lee. Shake his hand.
Tell him you want to be his friend,
then, you'll be just like me.
Nobody will give you orders anymore.
You want to be friends, yes?
OK, the kids weren't home,
and the parents are worried sick.
Now what?
If the Grundel is making its move tonight,
it'll have to appear directly.
I should be able to
pick it up on the PKE Meter.
Now, we just have to track it down.
They can't be too far.
They've only been gone for 20 minutes.
A lot can happen in 20 minutes.
Why fight it, Lee?
Don't you understand?
You could do whatever you want.
Be as bad as you want, it's OK.
But first, you have to invite him in.
You have to ask him.
Then, it just starts to happen.
You'll see. You'll be just like me,
and I'll be just like him.
It'll be great, Lee. Trust me!
Over there!
There he is!
No. You saw the boy, Peter,
he's almost finished the transformation
into a Grundel.
The two are linked.
If you hit the Grundel, you'll hurt Alec.
So, what are we supposed to do,
use bad language?
If we can't fire because they are linked,
and they're linked because
Alec invited the Grundel in,
then, all we have to do is get Alec
to send the Grundel away again.
- Too late! Too late!
- Too late!
It's the best way, Lee.
It's the only way.
Alec, help me!
Sorry, Alec doesn't live here anymore.
If you want help, you'll have to ask him.
Alec doesn't
Yeah, I heard that part,
and I don't believe it.
Alec's inside there, all right.
And I think that Alec
still cares for his brother.
Do it, now, as I showed you!
Think, Alec.
Remember all the good times
you've had with Lee.
Remember how much you care for him.
He loves you.
No, that's not true.
I only have one friend, him!
Nobody else understands me.
No, Alec, that thing isn't your friend.
It's using you!
Look at it, Alec. See it for what it is.
Is that what you wanna be like?
Is it? Is it?
You're not my friend. You're not!
Come on!
If I can't have them, neither can you!
Take your best shot!
Hang on, I'm coming!
Can't get a clear shot
as long as he's on Peter.
Stay ready.
No, I won't let you! I won't!
Mister, get off my back.
Now! Get it!
Gotcha! Hey, we're having more
fun than a gaggle of Grundels,
which is a pretty yucky thought.
No, you can't. I won't
Oh, no!
Oh, yes!
I'm sorry, Lee. I didn't mean it.
It's OK. I know you didn't mean it.
Am I still your brother?
Forever and ever.
Come on, there's some pretty
anxious parents waiting to see you guys.
Can I
Can I run the siren?
As far as we're concerned,
you can do anything you want.
Thanks. But I've heard that one before.
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