Before the eponymous 1984 movie, there was the 1975 Saturday morning kids TV show, The Ghost Busters. Only 15 episodes were filmed of this slapstick comedy show, featuring Forrest Tucker and Larry Storch as Kong and Spencer, along with Tracy the gorilla. The characters they played were similar to those they had played in the popular late 1960s satirical sitcom F Troop. However in The Ghost Busters they played bumbling paranormal investigators, that paid homage to the Golden Age of monster movies. The formulaic show, had the gang invariably coming up against a parody of one of the classic Universal monsters. Filled with bad sets, over-the-top acting and the cringe-worthy laughter track, so much a feature of 70s TV comedy. Unrelated to the famous 1984 movie, Filmation revived the characters from the 1975 show in a 1986 animation series.
In fact to make the 1984 movie, the makers had to obtain that rights to use the name "Ghostsbusters", and would call their subsequent 1986-1991 animation series The Real Ghostbusters. Sometimes referred to as Filmation's Ghostbusters, to avoid confusion, the series ran for 65 episodes. Reviving the characters of the live-action TV show, as their animated sons. Like The more famous Ghostbusters catchphrase of "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!", each episode of Filmation's version used the catchphrase, "Let's Go, Ghost Busters!"