The Copycat

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"The Copycat"
Real Ghostbusters episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 12
Original air date December 5, 1987 (1987-12-05)
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After a case, the Ghostbusters are followed home by a shape shifting ghost. Confusion and madness breaks out in the Firehouse as the Copycat takes the shape of everything and everyone in sight. How will the guys figure this one out?




  • Before the guys leave Mrs. Campbell's house, Peter is incorrectly colored as Egon.
  • Slimer sings the Ghostbusters theme in this episode.
  • Egon installed shutters impervious to ectoplasm on the firehouse.
  • The Copycat appears as Captain Steel from Captain Steel Saves the Day.
  • In a strange continuity error, The Copycat as Captain Steel lifts Peter across the room and out of frame and comes back for Ray and Winston. Peter is seen in the next shot with the others as if nothing happened to him at all.
  • A Terror Dog ala the first Ghostbusters movie makes an appearance.


Ray Stantz: Ya ever wonder how clean whistles really are?

Winston Zeddemore: What do you call this?
Peter Venkman: Dirty coveralls?