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Buster[2] is a ghost that is often accompanied by a sentient pocket watch. He has tried many jobs, but ended up being fired all the time.[3]

History

As a Tooth Fairy, Buster was caught practicing unlicensed dentistry and warned to stop.[4] However, on a routine job, Buster again performed unlicensed dentistry on a boy named Tommy. Soon after, Buster was detained by the Tooth Police and fired. While wallowing in sorrow, he saw a television ad for the Ghostbusters' services and thought that they were people who took care of ghosts.

Despite Egon's objection, the Ghostbusters hired Buster as a cook. While they were out on a bust, he invited many ghosts to the Firehouse and threw a party. The presence of so many entities disturbed the ethereal balance and threatened to create a hole in the space-time continuum.[5][6] It was only then did Buster realize exactly what it was the Ghostbusters did. The ghosts were forced out of the Firehouse by venting the Containment Unit. He then got a job at a ghost town in California, but he left his pocket watch behind.[7]

Trivia

  • Buster doesn't care for Zombies because they have bad teeth.[8]
  • When listing a previous occupation as a Ghost Writer, Buster states, "You can't get any lower than that." This appears to be an inside joke made by the writers of the episode.
  • Buster has had at least 6 jobs
  1. House Haunter[9]
  2. Graveyard Ghastly[10]
  3. Ghost Writer[11]
  4. Tooth Fairy
  5. Firehouse Cook
  6. Ghost Town Custodian
  • Buster is a good cook.[12]
  • On page three of Ghostbusters Issue #1, Buster makes a non-canon cameo as an audience member of "The Ja'nine Show."

Appearances

The Real Ghostbusters

References

  1. Marsha Goodman (1986). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "Buster the Ghost" (1986).
  2. Pocket Watch (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:31-3:37). Time Life Entertainment. Pocket Watch says: "Now Buster, if they catch you practicing unlicensed dentistry one more time, you lose your job."
  3. Pocket Watch (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 5:07-5:09). Time Life Entertainment. Pocket Watch says: "You've been through every job a ghost can get."
  4. Pocket Watch (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 3:31-3:37). Time Life Entertainment. Pocket Watch says: "Now Buster, if they catch you practicing unlicensed dentistry one more time, you lose your job."
  5. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:39-14:40). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "These ghosts are disturbing the ethereal balance."
  6. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:46-14:50). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "If the Firehouse goes, it'll just leave a hole in the continuum. All of New York. Then New Jersey."
  7. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 21:14-21:16). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "As custodian of a ghost town in California."
  8. Buster (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 16:52-16:56). Time Life Entertainment. Buster says: "I never did like Zombies. They got lousy teeth."
  9. Buster (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 5:10-5:11). Time Life Entertainment. Buster says: "House Haunter."
  10. Pocket Watch (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 5:11-5:12). Time Life Entertainment. Pocket Watch says: "Graveyard Ghastly."
  11. Buster (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 5:13-5:14). Time Life Entertainment. Buster says: "I was even a ghost writer."
  12. Buster (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 6:57-6:58). Time Life Entertainment. Buster says: "I'm a good cook."

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