Ghost Busters

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Just The Facts

  1. In the ghostbusters world, poltergeists, refrigerator underworlds, and giant, rampaging marshmallows are just part of another day in New York.
  2. If there's something strange in your neighborhood, they are the ones to call apparently.
  3. If you haven't watched it, then watch it right now. Seriously, it's probably one of the ten commandments.

Spawning the Idea

Dan Aykroyd originally envisioned the film to be set in the future with the Ghostbusters working like paramedics or firefighters, meaning there would be teams of them. That, combined with the fact that it would have cost $300 million (this was 1984, by the way) and contained a giant marshmallow man, probably caused director Ivan Reitman to slowly turn to whomever was next to him and whisper, "Dan AYKROYD, right? The Bass-o-Matic guy?"

Dan Aykroyd as Bass-o-Matic salesman

Ivan saw potential, though, and called in writer/director/actor/all-around comedy champion Harold Ramis to rewrite the script with Aykroyd and make the film we all love today. At the time, Ramis could do no wrong, and for a while, he didn't.

Year One poster

He also co-wrote Caddyshack II, but that's neither here nor there.

The Intro in a Nutshell

The movie starts out with a librarian, who walks into the library's basement ( already you know this is going to be an exciting movie.) and then some ghosty shit happens, she runs and screams, and the it cuts to the theme song. Described out of context, the next scene involves Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) electrically torturing a dude, while simultaneously flirting with this one chick. Then, "The shockster" as i like to call him, goes nerd hulk and storms out. When Venkman moves in for a slice of the prime cut (if ya catch muh drift), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) TOTALLY cockblocks him. Anyways, they go to the library where that ghosty shit went down to investigate, where you meet Egon Spengler, who brings up the question: WHO THE FUCK NAMES THEIR KID EGON?!

Poor kid, never had a chance.

Watch it

I'm not going to give you the rest of the plot, are you kidding me? If you'll read above in "Just the Facts", if you haven't watched it yet, then by the order of the Cracked supreme court (We're pretty sure we have one) you must watch it or may your soul be shat upon by the patron saint of dick jokes (We have deities too, right?)