Egon’s uncle comes to cash in on a promise Egon made to him in the past. The result is the Ghostbusters minus one. Peter, Ray and Winston lack the brain power to capture some ghosts on a call and set out to bring Egon back. Egon’s uncle allows him to aid his fellow Ghostbusters one last time but that still doesn’t change his mind about Egon staying. When the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man gets released we’ll see if Egon staying around is the best course of action after all. This writer comes through again and makes a decent episode worthy of praise in the series. It’s cool to get some relatives of the Ghostbusters thrown into the series too.
The Ghostbusters are out in the streets chasing after random ghosts. The first capture sequence is classic as three of the Ghostbusters form a triangular shape around the ghost to blast it. They lower it down as Ray throws the ghost trap to secure it. It’s been a busy day thus far as they’ve caught seven ghosts already. Usually when ghost activity is this high it means something big is on the way but is it this time? Egon, while still on the call, is calculating when his uncle Cyrus will be arriving to New York City soon. They have to pick him up apparently. Ray tries to assure him they will, “We only have, uh, a couple more ghosts to go.” Egon says, “Math was always Ray’s weakest subject.” Unless that’s a bad joke I don’t see how that’s possible he’s a scientist and one of the smart Ghostbusters, book wise. The ghosts they’re chasing are the same exacts ones they will encounter later in the episode so it may be safe to say that they didn’t catch them here.
|You're lucky she doesn't have a proton pack Slimer|
The Ghostbusters return but they walk through the big doors. Where is ecto-1? Did they park it outside or leave it at the job site? Uncle Cyrus refuses to believe Egon caught any ghosts or it’s possible he just wants Egon to meet his own ends. I’m thinking the ladder to be honest. He knows if Egon was so intelligent he wouldn’t chase around things that don’t exist right? Peter quickly introduces everyone to Uncle Cyrus including Winston as a doctor! Winston tries to decline while Peter hushes him. It’s my favorite line of the episode. Another call comes in as Janine tells them where to go. Winston let’s Uncle Cyrus know that ‘seeing is believing’ in this line of work and he should come along.
|A tad off the mark Dr. Venkman|
|Without Egon their collective IQ is suffering|
Peter’s plan is to go to the research lab and get Egon back. Well that’s a bit obvious but they trick Uncle Cyrus into thinking it’s their final case. They want him to see Egon in action for real this time so as to let Egon stay. I suppose a promise is unbreakable in the Spengler family but trickery flourishes! It’s really great to try to get Uncle Cyrus on the case of the unseen ghosts too. When they get to New York City Uncle Cyrus decides to be a turd and not go on the call. Now what? The master plan has failed before they even go on the call again.
|Alien-tech courtesy of Dr. Egon Spengler|
|The destruct-or is back!|
|Your time is cut short I'm afraid Mr. Stay Puft|
The release of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man saves the episode ‘big’ time. I loved this episode as a kid due to his appearance but then again anytime he was on the show I practically went in my pants in excitement. I enjoyed the introduction but sadly the only appearance of Uncle Cyrus. It’s a solid episode and should be loved by any fan of the series even without the theme music this time.
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