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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.

Muppet Babies was an animated series that interjected live-action clips from movies and other sources into the plot. Ghostbusters clips was used in a few episodes, such as this one - "Good, Clean Fun" (December 8, 1984) (Season 1, Episode 13) - which features footage of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man mixed in with the story's Piggy Dough Girl.

Ghostbusters Reference in Muppet Babies: "Good, Clean Fun"

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Muppet Babies was an animated series that interjected live-action clips from movies and other sources into the plot. Ghostbusters clips was used in a few episodes, such as this one.

from Muppet Babies: "Good, Clean Fun" (1984)
Creator: Jim Henson
Posted by Paul Rudoff
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