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Real Ghostbusters episode
Killerwatt Title.jpg
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 2
Written by Len Janson & Chuck Menville
Production code 75001
Original air date September 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)
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Real Ghostbusters: Season 1
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Power is failing all over New York! The cause? A pretty nasty ghost has taken over a power plant. The guys end up fighting everything from power tools to kitchen appliances!




  • The song used in this episode is Charge You Up by Tahiti. It was also featured in Citizen Ghost.
  • This episode is available on the official Real Ghostbusters DVD release "Creatures of the Night" along with three other episodes.
  • James Avery, famous for his roles as Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Shredder on the original Ninja Turtles cartoon, provides the voice for Killerwatt.
  • Although this was the second episode to air, it was the first to undergo production.
  • This episode is the only to feature the Containment Unit's back up generator.


Egon Spengler: Gentlemen, don't take this the wrong way but in 50 seconds...we die.

Janine Melnitz: Oh Egon, you're such a genius!
Egon Spengler: Yes...I know.