Sunday, June 6, 2010

What Your Favorite Ghostbuster Says About You

Before anything else happens: My little bitty baby (6 foot tall) brother had his official graduation ceremony today. Got his little hat and his little tassel and is a high school student no more! Jeez, I feel old (Imagine how my parents must feel). In just a few short months he'll be joining me up at the HC. As Val so eloquently put it: "So...there'll be two of you...oh boy." God help us all.

Moving on. Was watching Ghostbusters 2 tonight, thinking about the whole "will they/won't they" bullshit going with Ghostbusters 3. Now to be honest, I was so not down with the idea. They made a classic first movie and a not-shitty sequel. LEAVE IT ALONE. But then they were working on the script, rumors spread the writers of Zombieland were involved, and that the entire cast wanted to come back. EVERYONE! ...But Bill Murray. Bill stipulated that he would only appear if they axed him in the first five minutes and honestly, he's just not that interested. The last few months have been very confusing, first it's dead, then it's on track, then it never was on track to begin with, then it appears drunk at a bar and claims to be starting filming. Crazy. The latest news has moving along it whatever fashion and tentatively set for 2012, which is weird because I'll be 22 and out of college...or the world will have ended. Either way, spooky.

But this post isn't about Ghostbusters 3, it's about the first two, and the characters we all know and love. You know when you're watching it you're thinking of the ghostbuster you like best, the one you most relate to. Or maybe you're thinking about feta cheese, I ain't a psychic. But I am internet-qualified to make this handy (and possibly also dandy) guide to what your fave ghostbuster says about you!

Like for instance, your preferred stairway-posing area in the event of a wacky group shot

Egon Spengler

If you empathize most with Egon, you're probably something of an egghead, or at least the brains behind the operation in your group. Like Egon, you may be prone to social awkardness on a Dwight-from-The Office scale, and while some may accuse you of having no sense of humor, the truth is, your humor is just a bit too dry and dark for most people. But that's cool. You are very matter of fact and a reliable friend. You might also be an alien. Just saying.

Ray Stantz

If Ray's your man, you might actually not be human at all, but an adorable puppy. Or maybe just a clueless nerd who gets dumped on frequently but is cool with it. You are kind of a wussy-pants and a doormat but also loyal to a fault and the naive heart of any circle of friends. Just guard your ears and other pull-able body parts from:

Peter Venkman

If you like Venkman best, you are probably kind of a dick. Yet you are a leader because you remain smooth under pressure, have an amazing capacity to bullshit and talk the loudest without letting people ask any questions. People often look to you for advice that you are in no way qualified to give, but you do it anyway. Still, you're a good person, and you won't let anyone screw with people you care about (unless you're the one doing the screwing)

Winston Zeddemore

If Winston is your favorite, that might be because everyone else picked the good ghostbusters before you got here. Nah, just kidding. Winston-lovers tend to be the everyman, the one who can talk to people when your friends just get weird looks cuz they sound crazy. You often have no idea what the hell is going on, but you stick around anyway because it's fun and you don't have much else better to do. You are often the lone voice of common sense reason among your Egon and Ray compatriots

Louis Tully

If Louis is your favorite then...well, good luck with that.

There you have it, a comprehensive guide to your ghostbusters personality that totally wasn't just made up ten minutes ago. This is Sugary Cynic saying "Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!" 'Night!

Louis Tully: "Your Honor, ladies and gentleman of the audience, I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Sure, the blackout was a big problem for everybody. I was trapped in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time. But I don't blame them. Because one time, I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you"


  1. I remember watching my sister graduate High School last year, I felt old then as well so I can relate. Just remember, sometimes less is more :P

    As for Ghostbusters, I've always been torn between Winston and Ray. Peter's the cool guy (or as cool as any Ghostbuster can possibly be), but I always had a soft spot for Winston because he (and the same can be said for Ernie Hudson) never got the mainstream love he deserved.

  2. Definitely a Peter Venkman. Or Bill Murray. Take your pic.

    What about their assistant? You know, the oddball girl that kinda fit right in. And no mention for "The REAL Ghostbusters". Sure, it was an animated series but it stayed true to the movies and the original characters (even though they turned "Slimer" into an annoying pet or mascot).

  3. Me and my sister will graduate at the same time, so I am immune to these hardships.

    I am whoever Bill Murray is in anything. Seriously, I call dibs.

  4. "Very good, Louis. Short but... pointless."

    So there are people whose favourite ISN'T Venkman? Weird.

    Having said that, even though Venkman is my favourite character, I do empathise more with Ray.

    Ghostbusters 2 is a great sequel that gets a bad rep because it has basically the same plot as the first one. It is, however, just as funny as the original and a rare comedy sequel in that none of the gags are call-backs to the first film. It is quality.

  5. everybody at once because I am lazy: I do feel like the second ghostbusters gets shortchanged but it has so many great lines and moments. Also, I'm definitely in the venkman of my group in that I am a bullying but ultimately charming asshole :D but Ray is my favorite, he is just so damn adorable

  6. Peter Venkman all the way. Bill Murray is one of the funniest men alive. My back up choice would be Louis Tully, also known as Vinz Clortho! I wonder how nice it would be to be a Keymaster.

    The secretary is Janine I had a semi-crush on her when I first saw these movies.

  7. Yes, I have to agree with you on that one, especially once you described him as the leader because he is the loudest :P

  8. I Am an Egon Spengler lover! He is awesome!! But, for fun, in order of appreciation it's:


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