Ray Cooger managed Cheap Thrills until he encountered Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz. They contested the Rollerghoster ride infringed on the Ghostbusters trademark. Cooger asserted it was just a ride and the children loved it. He then had them thrown out of the carnival. However, Cooger soon discovered the ride was haunted for real. He tried to hire the Ghostbusters but Peter Venkman turned him down since it all sounded like a cheap publicity stunt.
In retaliation, Cooger reopened the ride and advertised it as a haunted attraction not even the Ghostbusters would touch. Things took a turn for the worse when animal spirits took over and ride and took 10 hostages. Cooger attempted to apologize to Egon but it was too little, too late. Janine, however, was open to getting an apology from Cooger.
- On page 11 of Ghostbusters Issue #8, Ray makes a non-canon cameo as one of the people waiting to cross the street.
- ↑ Marsha Goodman (1986). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "Rollerghoster" (1986).
- ↑ Ray Cooger (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Rollerghoster" (1987) (DVD ts. 08:00-08:04). Time Life Entertainment. Cooger says: "Dr. Venkman, my name is Ray Cooger. I have this little carnival..."
- ↑ Ray Cooger (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Rollerghoster" (1987) (DVD ts. 04:15-04:17). Time Life Entertainment. Cooger says: "I'm the manager, young fella."