The Genie[2] is a ghost who was imprisoned in a lamp with his siblings.


The Genie is freed when Janine is given the lamp as payment for capturing a ghost and offers to grant her three wishes. Janine doesn't believe him until she carelessly wishes to be the boss of the Ghostbusters. Her wish is granted and she then wishes Egon would go crazy over everything she did. However, when the Genie was freed, this allowed him to free his brothers and sisters.[3] Janine attempted to make her third and final wish to be that the ghosts were gone, but the Genie then revealed himself to be one of the ghosts. He was defeated when the lamp was used in a reverse way, acting like a powerful ghost trap and sucking in all the ghosts. At this point, the Genie's true form was revealed, that of a pig-like creature. After the Genie and his siblings were sucked in, the lamp exploded.

Physical Description

Standard Genie

He looks to be a short caucasian man with a white turbin, goggles, pok-a-dot shirt, and red tie.

Ghost Leader

He transforms into a large version of the genie with a large body. Very thick looking man. He looked like this around the other ghosts.

Final Form

He turned into a red-orange round pig like creature, with glowing eyes. He turned like this when confronted by Janine at the end of the episode. The pig design may be in reference to the character Jodie from the original 1979 Amityville Horror movie.



The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Marsha Goodman (1986). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "Janine's Genie" (1986).
  2. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Janine's Genie" (1986) (DVD ts. 04:40-04:42). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Better not rub it. A Genie might pop out."
  3. Genie (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Janine's Genie" (1986) (DVD ts. 06:58-07:04). Time Life Entertainment. Genie says: "Brothers and sisters, the gateway is open and vacation begins!"



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