Scared Stiff
Appeared in Ghostbusters
Voiced by Pat Fraley

Scared Stiff was a cowardly Robot Ghost that falls to pieces a lot. He served Prime Evil.


Scared Stiff had a nervous, high-strung personality, seen in his posture, mannerisms, voice, and his tendency to fall apart. It's implied that, when he falls apart, he doesn't know exactly how to put himself back together.


He's been described as "a wimpy C-3PO" or as "a wimpy Terminator endoskeleton". He follows the typical futuristic / technological aesthetic common amoungst Prime Evil's minions


No backstory has ever been given, but in the episode The Haunting Of Gizmo he implies that he's from some point in the future.


I'll Be A Son of a Ghostbuster (Part I)

Frights of the Roundtable (Part II)

The Ones Who Saved The Future (Part V)

Witch's Stew (non-speaking role)

Mummy Dearest

The Ransom Of Eddie Spenser (non-speaking role)

Eddie Takes Charge

A Friend In Need

The Headless Horseman Caper

He Went Brataway

Runaway Choo Choo

Dynamite Dinosaurs


My Present To The Future

The Beastly Buggy (non-speaking role)

The Haunting Of Gizmo


Outlaw In-Laws

Our Buddy Fuddy

Second Chance

Tracy Come Back

Doggone Werewolf

That's No Alien (non-speaking role)

Knight Of Terror

Really Roughing It

The Bind That Ties

A Cold Winter's Night (non-speaking role)

The Haunted Painting

Maze Caves

The Way You Are


  • He was originally designed as a more traditional robot, almost like Robby from Forbidden Planet, B-9 from Lost in Space, or an anthropomorphic computer mainframe. This first design looked bulky and awkward, hence "Scared Stiff".
  • He's known as "Scuotiossa" in the Italian translation ("bone shaker").
  • "Stiff" is a slang term for a corpse. Which fits with the undead theme of Prime Evil's henchmen.
  • The episode Outlaw In-Laws features two similar looking robots who are old acquaintances of Scared Stiff called Quiver & Quake. These two robots are servants to Prime Evil's sister Prime Ordeal, which would imply that Scared Stiff is also some kind of serving droid.