The Ghost Busters is a live-action children's sitcom that ran in 1975, about a team of bumbling detectives who would investigate ghostly occurrences. Fifteen episodes were produced. The show reunited Forrest Tuckerand Larry Storch in roles similar to their characters in F Troop.
The series utilizes slapstick, with scenes centered on the perpetual bumbling of the characters, good and evil alike. The series also makes references to classic cinema; the names "Spencer" and "Tracy" were taken from the famous actor Spencer Tracy, while the name Kong – not given to the gorilla – was a clear homage to King Kong.
The show frequently made use of ghostly characters from popular and literary culture, and even real-life historical figures. These included: