|Full name||Earnest Lee Hudson|
|First appearance||Slime Busters|
Earnest Lee Hudson (born December 17, 1945) is an American actor, well known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in both Ghostbusters films. He is also the only known member of the Slime Busters.
The Slime Busters receive a call from Mario Brothers Plumbing, where Mario and Luigi are suffering from an infestation of Slime Ghosts. As none of the Slime Busters really want to deal with the Mario Bros., they have a coin toss, which Ernie ultimately loses, forcing him into taking the job.
Ernie drives to Mario Brothers Plumbing in the Slime Busters' van and gets there just after a Slime Ghost pulls Luigi into the back room. Uncertain as to where the Slime Ghost was hiding, Ernie opts to check out the furnace, which is spewing an unusual amount of steam, but Mario shows Ernie to the back room. Before entering, Ernie asks Mario to put a dime in the parking meter if he does not make it out within ten minutes. Ernie then enters the room and comes out in disgust, complaining that what he saw in there is the most hideous entity he has ever seen. At that moment, Luigi comes out of the room, shaking violently. Mario asks for Ernie to shake Luigi's hand, but Ernie notes that he was shaking just fine.
Ernie tries checking for traces of the Slime Ghost on one of his devices, but he has little luck. Not paying attention to Luigi, who is clearly possessed by the Slime Ghost due to his warped voice and decision to eat a plate, Ernie figures that the Slime Ghost is nearby once some slime is flung onto the fridge.
Not knowing how else to deal with Luigi, Ernie has no other option but to shoot him with his proton gun, mentioning that it would either drive the Slime Ghost from his body, or turn him into a drooling, moronic zombie forever. Ernie shoots Luigi, who tries to deflect the shot with a pizza pan and succeeds in turning him back to normal. With Luigi cured, Ernie and Mario learn that everything worked out, except for the fact that the pizza pan had been dented.
Suddenly, the pizza pan, now possessed by the Slime Ghost, surrenders himself to Ernie and asks to be taken away from Mario and Luigi, whom he refers to as two "Goombas". When they hear that pizza pan speak, Ernie and Mario cannot help but laugh.
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (live-action segments)|
|Mario Brothers Plumbing||Clog • CooKoo Bird • Edison • Luigi • Mario • Ratagator|
|Guests||Alligator Dundee • Angelica • Aunt Luigeena • Brian Bonsall • Captain Lou Albano • Cher • Count Zoltan Dracula • Cyndi Lauper • David Horowitz • Doc Freud • Dr. Frankenstein • Dr. Sigmund Fruitcake • Dr. Toby • E.C. • Einstein • Ellie Mae • Elvira • Elvis Presley • Ernie Hudson • Exterminator • Frankenstein's Monster • Fred Van Winkle • George Washington • Grandma Mario • HAL 9001 • Harry Blackstone Jr. • Howard Stevens • Ike • Imperial Poobah • Inspector Gadget • Inspector Klean • Jim Lange • Jodie • Kenneth • Little Robert • Liz • Luigeena • Luigi's girlfriend • Lyle Alzado • Mad Donna • Madam AGoGo • Magic Johnson • Mama Mario • Marianne • Marilyn • Mario Joe and Luigi Bob • Mikhail S. Gorbachev • Monster • Mr. Gibbel • Mr. President • Mrs. Gammliss • Mrs. Periwinkle • Nick • Nicole Eggert • Obi-Wan Cannoli • Pam Matteson • Patty • Patty's mother and father • Pietro • Poochie • Ralph Washington • Rob Stone • Rowdy Roddy Piper • Roxanne • Sgt. Slaughter • Shabba-Doo • Slime Ghost • Super Plant • Susanna Ross • Tawny Tyler • Ted Bull • The Old Psychic Lady with the Evil Eye Who Reads Fortunes and Knows Everything Before it Happens • Tommy Lasagna • Vincent Van Gook • Willy White • Young McDonald|
|Objects, items, etc.||Mario Brothers Clog Cleaner • Mario Brothers Plant Food • Pizza Transformer • Roseitis • Secret Chippie Decoder Ring • Steam-O-Matic • Strange watch • Super Plant Growth Formula • Veggieitis|