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Ghostbusters Pop Culture Pervasiveness

by Paul Rudoff

Ghostbusters, a movie directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, is about a group of people who investigate paranormal phenomena and catch ghosts. It has its roots in the "ghost comedies" of the 1930s and 1940s. Ghostbusters has permeated pop culture from the moment it was released on June 8, 1984. It has been embraced by the general public, many of whom dress as Ghostbusters, or run entire websites dedicated to it - such as the 20-year-old Spook Central (www.spookcentral.tk), whose webmaster has uploaded this clip. Ghostbusters has been spoofed or referenced in a wide variety of media, and this clip illustrates one such example.

In 3rd Rock From The Sun: "Scaredy Dick" (October 29, 1997, Season 3), On Halloween night Harry and Dick stay home alone. They get frightened by some very weird noises coming from the basement, which prompts them to call for some help. Harry says, "Who you gonna call, Dick?" Dick replies, "Ghostbusters!" The audience laughs, then Harry says, "What are you crazy? It's their busiest night of the year!"

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Ghostbusters Reference in 3rd Rock From The Sun

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On Halloween night Harry and Dick stay home alone. They get frightened by some very weird noises coming from the basement, which prompts them to call for some help.

from 3rd Rock From The Sun: "Scaredy Dick" (1997)
Creator: Carsey Warner Productions
Posted by Paul Rudoff
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