It’s been pretty well documented that I’m a gigantic Ghostbusters fan, and as a kid I was a fervent watcher of The Real Ghostbusters. Not too long ago I started revisiting the cartoon and found it to hold up rather well. The late 80s were a boon for animated series that were essentially 22 minute long toy commercials. While I never committed The Real Ghostbusters to memory, there are few episodes that have stood out over time and one such is the episode “The Boogeyman Cometh”.
I didn’t like the Boogeyman as a kid and I certainly didn’t like him on my TV while I was trying to eat my Lucky Charms. The animated incarnation of the Boogeyman utilizes portals within his realm to access kids’ closets (inspiration for Monsters Inc. maybe).
Couple that with the fact that he had goat legs, a creepy voice by none other than Frank Welker (he also did Soundwave, Megatron, and Fred from Scooby Doo), and a ridiculous haircut … the Boogeyman was a recipe for childhood nightmares.