In Slimer for Hire, after Peter complains to him about the cost of food, Slimer looks for a job so he can help out.[2]



Peter Venkman


Professor Dweeb




Chilly Cooper (Voice only)


Ecto Vac

Dweeb's Van

Improved Ecto Vac



Dweeb Residence

Ritz Cafe

Central Park

Central Park Zoo


Slimer exited the Firehouse kitchen with a huge sandwich and plopped down in the rec room. Peter yelled for Slimer from the kitchen. The refrigerator was empty. Peter was annoyed because he just went shopping for food in the morning and lectured Slimer about money. After Peter left to go buy more food, Slimer realized he could get a job and help out. First, he ate his sandwich. At the Dweeb residence, Professor Dweeb interrupted Elizabeth's meal to lecture to her about Slimer. Dweeb's pointer became stuck to the photo of Slimer. As he yanked it free, some slime landed on Elizabeth. Dweeb showed off his latest invention, the Ecto Vac. It would sniff out slime and suck it up into its lead-lined ghost trap body. As Elizabeth wiped the slime off, Dweeb demonstrated the Ecto Vac. It sucked up the photo then the drapes Elizabeth was using. Elizabeth was nearly sucked in, too, and pounded the ground in frustration at how lucky she was to be part of Dweeb's plans.

At the Ritz Cafe, Slimer's friend Luigi hired him as a dish washer. Slimer took a stack of plates to the kitchen. However, he couldn't resist the leftover food on the plates and started licking them clean instead of washing them in the sink. The boss, Rafael, walked into the kitchen and was appalled by Slimer's work. Slimer vacated the building and Rafael declared he would do the hiring from then on. Once the coast was clear, Slimer came back in. Luigi complemented Slimer and gave him $1 for services rendered. Slimer was happy and gave Luigi a kiss. Professor Dweeb and Elizabeth arrived at the Ritz Cafe and activated the Ecto Vac. All of the plates in the dining area were sucked up by the vacuum. Elsewhere, Slimer ran into another friend of his, Rudy. Rudy offered him a job - dog walker. He handed Slimer the leashes of two dogs and offered to pay him once he came back.

Professor Dweeb arrived outside Central Park with an improved version of the Ecto Vac and rolled out of his van with Elizabeth. Slimer and the dogs entered the Central Park Zoo. The dogs chased after a kitten and in the chaos Slimer slammed into a gorilla. Dweeb entered the zoo and sucked up the gorilla. The gorilla wasn't too happy and yelled. The Ecto Vac, Dweeb, and Elizabeth ran away. Slimer returned the tired dogs to Rudy and got paid $1. Back at the Firehouse, Peter was restocking the refrigerator when Slimer returned. Peter placed himself in front of the food and denied Slimer access. Slimer gave him his $2. Peter was touched by the gesture. The two heard Chilly singing her ice cream jingle outside. Peter caved and gave Slimer back the $2. Slimer kissed him and flew off to get some ice cream.


The episode was recorded on June 1, 1988.[3]

  • Professor Dweeb is somewhat subdued in this episode.
  • Slimer made only $2 from his two jobs.
  • Since Slimer took the dogs to Central Park and Rudy grabbed Slimer near a '185' address plaque, it appears he bumped into Rudy on 185 Central Park West.

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  1. Marsha Goodman (1988). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "Slimer for Hire" (1988).
  2. Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 43. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  3. Marsha Goodman (1988). Episode Call Sheet and SAG Report - "Slimer for Hire" (1988).


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