A Fright at the Opera

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"A Fright at the Opera"
Real Ghostbusters episode
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Episode no. Season 2
Production code 76013
Original air date October 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)
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The Ghostbusters confront Valkyrie ghosts that have been terrorizing an opera. As an opera singer uses peter to get bak at her lover, a conductor, however It's not over until the fat lady sings!




  • The title of this episode is a parody of the movie, A Night At The Opera.
  • In a coloring error on the ladder, Egon is seen climbing as well as an "Egon" above him.
  • The home video version of this episode features the Tahiti song, Driving Me Crazy whereas the version on television featured the usual series background music.
  • A few famous classical pieces are featured in this episode. "Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner and the "William Tell Overture" by Rossini.
  • Peter references The Wizard of Oz when he wakes up saying "Auntie Em?"
  • The Phantom of the Opera is referenced and the Phantom makes a brief appearance.
  • Winston references King Kong.
  • Egon references famous conductor, Toscanini and composer Puccini.
  • When Egon's voice says "Maybe the valkyries are gone", Winston's mouth is animated to say it.
  • Radio City Music Hall is referenced.
  • The Lincoln Center (Metropolitan Opera ) is the building experiencing the disturbance.
  • The Valkyries numbers change every time they're shown, they go to 3 to 6 back to 3 etc etc.
  • The Valkyries are very steryo typical.
  • Peter is just like his movie self in this episode, a womanizer.


Winston Zeddemore: Isn't this how King Kong got started?

Egon Spengler: Who are you going to believe? Me...or a guy who pulls ropes?

Egon Spengler: Opera singers aren't like ordinary people, you know.
Peter Venkman: Yeah, they've got louder voices.