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The Real Ghostbusters: Xmas Marks the Spot

Episode Summary

The Ghostbusters accidentally save Scrooge and kill Christmas. Guests: Tom Coombs, Chad Young. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 It’s another Scrooge Sunday in the Advent Calendar House as we’re swept through a rip in the space-time continuum back to 1986 for a Christmas Carol-themed episode of The Real Ghostbusters, who accidentally save Scrooge from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  


🎙 Guests:  

Tom Coombs (@ClassicTomedy, TPIF: Thank Pod It’s Funny).  

Chad “Ecto” Young (The Horror Movie BBQ, TPIF, @horrormoviebbq).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Hey, grown-ups! Remember getting lost while driving when we didn’t all have maps of the entire planet in our pockets?  

2. Scrooge pays the Ghostbusters a mint-condition shilling from 1837, so we looked up its actual value.  

3. You can actually buy Christmas Carol View Master reels from the 1950s online.  

4. Rick and Morty talking about Bill Murray and Lorenzo Music comes up and goes… somewhere.  

5. Egon entering the ghost containment unit looks like the warp tunnel on Space Mountain.  

6. The other ghosts in the containment unit are callbacks to previous episodes, including Sandman, who bears a passing resemblance to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.  

7. Santa should not laugh like Megatron.  


📼 Retro Commercial Break:  

The Real Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset, Tombstone Tackle, and X-Cop, 1986.  


“The Real Ghostbusters” and “Xmas Marks the Spot” © 1986 Columbia Pictures Television.  

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