Dan Ackroyd

The End of the World (According to “World of the Psychic with Dr. Peter Venkman”)

I was watching Ghostbusters 2 today.  During the taping of Dr. Peter Venkman’s “World of the Psychic” his guest Elaine shares her prediction for the end of the world.

Elaine:  According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14 in the year 2016.

Venkman: Valentine’s Day.  Bummer.

Isn’t it funny that the world is going to end before the July 2016 release of Ghostbusters 3?

RIP Harold Ramis. You’ll Always be My Egon Spengler

RIP Harold Ramis.  You'll Always be My Egon Spengler

We lost one of the comedy greats today. Harold Ramis, who starred in and wrote some of the most memorable comedies of my generation, died today at the age of 69. I’ll always think of him as Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters.” I was always the girl who loved Egon. I was jealous of Janine in so many ways. I never, ever forgot that the atomic weight of cobalt was 58.9. Every time that question came up in chemistry, I’d smile and thank Harold Ramis for the epic line. I remember watching “Stripes” with my grandfather when I was little. I had no idea how inappropriate it was for a ten year old until I was older, but even as a child it made me laugh.

If you’re not familiar with Ramis’ work, here are just a few titles: “Ghostbusters” “Stripes” “National Lampoon’s Animal House” “Analyze This” “Analyze That” That’s a short list, by the way.

RIP, Harold Ramis, and thank you for all of the laughs!