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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Slimer in Ghostbusters was suppose to be the ghost of what legendary celebrity?

was a good friend with Dan Aykroyd

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Slimer is a fictional green ghost featured in the 1984 supernatural comedy movie Ghostbusters (as well as its 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II), whose popularity soared from the subsequent spinoff television series The Real Ghostbusters and the short lived Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters.

    Slimer is technically a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, or a class-five full-roaming vapor. For years it has gone around Hollywood that Slimer was an homage to John Belushi, based on his character "Bluto" from "Animal House". His death precluded him from playing the starring role in "Ghostbusters", the role later assumed by long-time friend Bill Murray. In an endearing, yet strangely dark, moment of comedy, Murray's character, Peter Venkman, gets run down by Slimer. Venkman's use of "He slimed me..." instantly created a new verb to slime, which endures as popular slang.

    In the first movie, Slimer was voiced by the film's director Ivan Reitman, while Frank Welker voiced the green ghost in Real Ghostbusters. In the short-lived late 1990s cartoon Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer's voice was provided by Billy West. Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz in the films) described Slimer as the ghost of John Belushi. [1]

    In the cartoon series "The Real Ghostbusters", it is explained how Slimer became an official member and mascot of the Ghostbusters. Venkman tells a reporter that Slimer helped him and the rest of the gang defeat ghostly versions of themselves, and that they decided to keep him. In the series it is stated that Slimer stayed with them "for strictly scientific reasons", as Egon Spengler says.

    Slimer's role on The Real Ghostbusters was expanded to make the show more "kid friendly" and hence the show was renamed Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters. The show featured segments focusing on Slimer which some new characters ranging from neighborhood pets to the owner of the Sedgwick Hotel of the original movie. In addition, Slimer is a good friend (if the only friend) of Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, who seems to act like an older brother to him.

  • 1 decade ago

    John Belushi?

  • 1 decade ago

    Jim Belushi.

  • 1 decade ago

    Belushi. Although it could've been the ghost of Chevy Chase's sense of humor as well.

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  • I thought it was supposed to be John Belushi

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    John Belushi - just a guess though

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