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By mrmichaelt
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Mrmichaelt, thanks for jogging my memory. I somehow also tied the Stay-Puft theory into the opening (and the test footage, which I partially bagged off a cable airing onto VHS before the RGB series came out). I don't recall exactly, but I do remember using that image of a large SPMM being sucked into a trap when I would imagine the non-Gozer scenario.
You're welcome, Alex! I was always curious on what was decided on Stay Puft in the RGB bible, as well. Because they used multiple traps in "Cry Uncle" but in "Sticky Business" I think it was, one trap was used but those were two uniquely different situations - the heat of battle and extraction from the Containment Unit. We saw that tiny compressed Stay Puft when he was let out in "Cry Uncle" probably due to the P.K.E. dampening effects of the ECU, so it was probably possible to trap Stay Puft in that state with one. But full tilt Stay Puft on a rampage, you need a couple and some strategy.
After all, even Ray Stantz knew there was no way to trap Gozer. Watch for a very telling little detail in the movie right after Venkman says 'this chick is toast'... Ray sets down the ghost trap, knowing it will be of no purpose in this battle.
True, but to be fair - it was their first encounter with a god. They didn't know what to do. They only had basic equipment. But since then, it's been proven if you discorporate Gozer's Destructor Form - most of its essence can be then be trapped like a ghost to prevent reformation albeit a more powerful trap is required.
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By BoondockRev
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I always wondered the same thing as a kid about why Stay Puft (the destructor form of Gozer) would turn-coat and HELP the RGBs in Murray the Mantis? They couldn't trap a god, Ray even leaves the trap behind in the movie. Then as I'm reading your guys' thread I realize something- in this continuity not only can they trap Stay Puft- they do it every single episode in the intro. If the intro is the real time they battle Stay Puft, it's a possibility Stay Puft is not the Destructor form of Gozer in RGB but another entity.

All that being said Have you ever noticed in "Drool the Dog-Faced Goblin" at 8:36 Ray is either speaking in tongues or doing an impression of someone:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3olrnm (8:36)
I can get "Okay boss, I'll-a-bite...hominy grits a you think-a we see."
I was only a wee lad when I heard it, but I still don't get the reference if he's impersonating someone. It also doesn't help I have no idea what hominy grits are (assuming they have to do with grits and gravy)- but then why did the entity cause them to drop from the sky first blue, then golden?
By Ryusui
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All that being said Have you ever noticed in "Drool the Dog-Faced Goblin" at 8:36 Ray is either speaking in tongues or doing an impression of someone:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3olrnm (8:36)
I can get "Okay boss, I'll-a-bite...hominy grits a you think-a we see."
I was only a wee lad when I heard it, but I still don't get the reference if he's impersonating someone. It also doesn't help I have no idea what hominy grits are (assuming they have to do with grits and gravy)- but then why did the entity cause them to drop from the sky first blue, then golden?
I believe it's a Marx Brothers reference. And the blue was diamonds, I suppose. Then it changed into grits.
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By ghoulishfright
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Ever notice the similarities between the Real Ghostbusters episode "Flip Side" and the 1988 horror-comedy cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space?...

One: the exaggerated, misshapen designs of the Peoplebusters are vaguely reminiscent of the Killer Klowns.

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(Note Ghost-Egon's pear shaped body.)

Two: the Peoplebusters' blasters are quite similar to the Killer Klowns' blasters. Especially the manner in which they are gripped.

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Three: In both cases, the blasters encase their target in a type of "cocoon." Cotton candy cocoons in Killer Klowns, and slime cocoons in "Flip Side."

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Four: Both have tank-like vehicles (with a broadly sloping shape).

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Five: Both have scenes where the characters "parade" down a major city street with the cocoons in tow.

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Also, the Killer Klown blasters are very reminiscent of the Ghostbusters' proton streams…

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And the Killer Klowns' industrial storage facility is not entirely unlike the Peoplebusters' containment unit.

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Finally, Killer Klowns from Outer Space was released on May 27, 1988, and "Flip Side" was released four months later on September 17, 1988. I'm not sure what the turn around was on Real Ghostbusters episodes, but four months seems like plenty of time for the writers and/or animators to have seen Killer Klowns and taken elements from it for "Flip Side".

Furthermore, this would not be the last connection between Ghostbusters and Killer Klowns from Outer Space, as the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Killjoys" is rather blatantly influenced by Killer Klowns

One: the clown designs.

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Two: the set design.

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Three: the killer "Jack-in-the-Box" clowns.

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I rest my case.
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By Winston1986
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Anyone ever notice in Adventures in Slime and Space that Ray acts like Howard the Duck is an actual real person who can run for president? That is weird. But then again the 3 stooges appear in this episode.
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By Alex Newborn
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Ever notice the similarities between the Real Ghostbusters episode "Flip Side" and the 1988 horror-comedy cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space?...

I rest my case.
On a side note, the Pepper's Ghost animatronics for the Universal Studios Florida Ghostbusters Spooktacular attraction were sculpted by the same Chiodo Bros. responsible for Killer Klowns.

https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorial ... ular-life/

Of particular note is the jack-in-the-box clown seen at upper right of this collage.

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Alex
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By ghoulishfright
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On a side note, the Pepper's Ghost animatronics for the Universal Studios Florida Ghostbusters Spooktacular attraction were sculpted by the same Chiodo Bros. responsible for Killer Klowns.

Alex
Whoa, nice catch, that's awesome! I had no idea the Chiodo Brothers worked on the Ghostbusters Spooktacular. It would be so cool if, as the article suggests, they directed a Ghostbusters movie, or at least designed some more ghosts for one. Their style is a perfect match for Ghostbusters.
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