One of the best movies of the 1980's, and later went on to spawn an immensely popular cartoon series (some claimed it equal in popularity to the later Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the early 90's), and later an equally entertaining sequel. Then, in the mid-90's, a spin-off cartoon series was released in hopes of reviving the franchise (entitled "Extreme Ghostbusters"), but was nowhere near as good as the original.
"When there's somethin' strange...in the neighborhood...who ya gonna call?"

"GHOSTBUSTERS!"
by Anonymous983938938572389 May 12, 2004
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Group of special agents who specialize in the capture and apprehension of ghosts, demons, cretins, evil spirits, etc. Ghostbusters should be called whenever paranormal activities are suspected, including when there is something strange in the neighborhood or an invisible man sleeping in your bed.
The refrigerator had become possessed, so I called the Ghostbusters.
by Diggity Monkeez November 24, 2004
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Private paranormal investigation and elimination company founded in New York City in 1984, by discredited former Columbia scientists Dr’s Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler. Ghostbusters employees typically charged between 4000 and 5000 dollars per ghost removed, which meant the service was a slight premium.
The Ghostbuster’s ghost elimination policies came in for much debate criticism, some speculated whether they were the source of the sudden unexplained increases in spectral activity in the tri-state area. Others including the EPA, were concerned about their use of unliscened nuclear accelerators in their work and the waste chemicals in their basement. This came to a head with the EPA shutting down their ghost storage facility which had the equivalent effect of dropping a bomb on the city. The Ghostbusters (now including Winston Zeddemore) were arrested and eventually cleared of all charges and proceeded to stop an invading god-like being called Gozer The Gozarian which took the form of a hundred foot marshmallow gay sailor on shore leave. By crossing their nuclear accelerator streams they managed to destroy the marshmellow sailor, create a marshmallow rain storm and blow the top 15 floors off of 55 Central Park West.
Despite saving the world once more Ghostbusters Inc shut down for good in 1991 amidst huge debts and lack of business.
Are You trounled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook spectre or ghost? If the answer is yes then don’t wait another minute. Just pick up the phone and call the professionals. Ghostbusters. Our courteous and efficient staff are on call 24hrs a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs. We’re Ready To Believe You.
-Actual dialogue from Ghostbusters TV commercial circa 1984.
by banky123 July 20, 2006
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When something is awesome but maybe a little scary too
That haunted skateboard just kickflipped itself, son! Shit was ghostbusters.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is straight-up ghostbusters.

The first Ghostbusters movie was aight -- kinda goofy -- but the second was ghostbusters, like literally and figuratively and spiritually, amen.
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Rocks of crack cocaine that have been dipped in PCP water.

Ingested in the same fashion as plain crack cocaine, smoked from a glass pipe. Smoking ghostbusters produces a more elevated state of inebriation that crack alone.
That nigger is whacked, he been smokin' them ghostbusters.
by Haywood Jablowme May 21, 2004
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1. in the military it's a slang word for fuzzies that collect in a room. AKA "dust bunnies" , "ghost turds", "frizzlins" and other names.

2. a popular movie that played in cinemas during the summer of 1984. A 1989 sequel didn't do so hot. Also there's a video game based on that movie.

3. the theme song for that movie, a number one hit for Ray Parker, Jr..
1. Clean up them ghostbusters behind the bed.

2. if there's something strange
in the neighborhood
who ya goan call?
GHOSTBUSTERS!

3. the following year on TV Ray Parker, Jr. was featured on an ad for Coca-Cola where he said,
... "who ya goan call?
THIRSTBUSTERS!"

Lame, real lame.
by I Saw U2 Live Twice January 24, 2008
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