Ghostbusters - 5/11/13

Every week, the members of the Saturday Night Freak Show (Brent, Tom, Colin and Sean) file into a subterranean screening room somewhere in Freakshow, IL where they witness sights & sounds undreamed of by mortal men. They emerge changed, not quite the beings they once were. Good or bad, they debate the merits of what they have just experienced for the entertainment of you, the listener.

This week, Brent insists asks "who you gonna call?" and we answer with a resounding: Ghostbusters (1984).  As it nears it's 30th birthday, the Ghostbusters phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down, with a recent release of a video game, featuring the voices of all the lead actors, and the continued threat of a Ghostbusters 3.  We go after Ghostbusters' cinematic lineage, featuring appearances by The Three Stooges, Abbott & Costello and Mickey Mouse, Saturday morning cartoons, Star Wars and more that lead to the creation of the world's first multi-million-dollar-visual-effects-heavy-scare-comedy.  Plus, it almost comes to blows as RoboCop's status as a B-team cinematic superhero comes up for debate, and Brent and Sean relate spellbinding stories about meeting Bill Murray.



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