Ebenezer Scrooge[2] is the protagonist of "A Christmas Carol," a popular novel by British author Charles Dickens and was featured in The Real Ghostbusters in the episode "Xmas Marks the Spot."


Ebenezer Scrooge was a greedy and selfish man who lived during 19th century England. On Christmas Eve 1837, the ghost of his deceased partner Jacob Marley appeared and warned him that if he didn't change his ways, he would suffer and then went on to tell him of three spirits that would show him the error of his ways.

The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future arrived and were just about to lecture him when the Ghostbusters, who had accidentally time-traveled back to his era, blasted the ghosts with Proton Streams and captured them in a Trap.

After the Ghostbusters returned home to dump the ghosts into the Containment Unit, Ebenezer Scrooge decided to write a book called "A Christmas Humbug" (possibly implying that in the Ghostbusters' universe, he was the one who wrote the classic tale and that Charles Dickens was a pseudonym he used). Ray, Peter, and Winston go back to 19th century England and impersonated the three ghosts while Egon entered the Containment Unit to rescue the ghosts. The ghosts are rescued and sent back in time to reform Scrooge, but not before they send the Ghostbusters home.



The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Marsha Goodman (1986). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "X-Mas Marks the Spot" (1986).
  2. Ebenezer Scrooge (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Xmas Marks the Spot" (1986) (DVD ts. 07:39-07:43). Time Life Entertainment. Scrooge says: "Well, no one interferes with Ebenezer Scrooge's sleep."
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Xmas Marks the Spot" (1986) (DVD ts. 17:11-17:33). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Why it's the school I attended. Why, I grew up there. I was a boy there. Yes, I remember that schoolroom all too well. I spent many Christmases alone there. My father was often on business or other but I survived. My books were my friends. What more does a boy need?"


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