Posts Tagged "Ghostbusters"
Tonight is the most hallowed of all eves, the eve of hallowed weens. With that in mind, happy hallowedest of wieners from your friends, Dedleg and Gozer The Destructor. And don’t settle for any bad candy tonight. Unless by “bad candy,” you actually mean drugs. But those orange styrofoam peanuts? Yeah, you can leave those at the door.
One of my favorite moments in cinema, to be sure.
Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters, 1984
The sign says no smoking, Egon.
Operating a proton pack under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely irresponsible, Dr. Spengler. My god, you’re supposed to be a scientist, man!
I just discovered the Ghostbusters 2 DVD contains two episodes of the groundbreaking animated series based on the films. Things are looking up.
The animated series was actually called The Real Ghostbusters, due to another cartoon called Ghostbusters, launched after the success of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 film of the same name. The show ran for a pathetic year and featured a gorilla in its cast. Totally unrealistic.
Conversely, The Real Ghostbusters ran from 1986 to 1991, providing me with a constant and faithful ally during some very important developmental years. And people wonder why I’m so obsessed with imagery portraying skeletons, monsters, and creepy crawlies of all kinds. I just chalk it up to a major slime-related psychokinetic event that caused a violent prolonged transformative psychic episode in my youth.
If TMNT was my cartoon breakfast as a child, then Ghostbusters was my dinner. I’m not sure what lunch would have been. Maybe a grilled cheese, I really loved those when I was a kid. Still do, in fact.