The Revenge of Murray the Mantis

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"The Revenge of Murray the Mantis"
Real Ghostbusters episode
Episode no. Season 2
Original air date November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)
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The Thanksgiving Day parade is interrupted when spirits from an old morgue take over a balloon of a praying mantis. The Ghostbusters release the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the containment unit to fight the huge monster!




  • This episode is available on the official RGB DVD release "Spooky Spirits" along with three other episodes.
  • The recurring character of Lieutenant Frump appears.
  • Peter references both Darth Vader and the Death Star from Star Wars.


Egon: The energy level is 45 megawatts.
Ray: That's not so much.
Egon: Times 10 to the 14th power.
Ray: Oh.
Anne Lawson: What does that mean?
Peter Venkman: (trying to demonstrate how big a threat Murray the Mantis is) It means that, if Darth Vader were willing to loan us the Death Star, we might have a chance. Might.
Winston Zeddemore: Then that means...the "big guy.

Winston: Is it over?
Peter: No, I think I'm still alive.