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Old February 25 2014, 01:39 PM   #61
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Old February 25 2014, 01:56 PM   #62
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It's a shame Murray had to be such a prima donna about everything during recent years. The guy's certainly had no problem whatsoever milking his old role and the Ghostbusters image when it's suited him (such as at a recent Scream Awards ceremony or in the movie Zombieland) so it's pretty apparent he'll embrace their old work and doesn't mind donning the old proton pack and jumpsuit. I think they'd all have eventually reunited for a third movie had Ramis lived, but Bill's ego could have continued to cause lingering problems.
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Old February 25 2014, 04:02 PM   #63
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n-universe (comic books, novels, video games, any future TV show, fan fiction) too.
Ummmm.... no. Well in any future movies and TV shows, yes, given that they can't get Ramis to play Egon. Same could go for any future games as Ramis cannot voice Egon (but they can always get another voice actor who sounds like him.) The comics also don't need Ramis to portray Egon.

The image is just a nice little homage/tribute to Ramis.

...... Showing his friends storing him in their containment unit which I'm guessing isn't a very pleasant experience. (Certainly wasn't in the cartoon.)
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Old February 25 2014, 04:26 PM   #64
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"Let's see what happens when we take away the puppy."

Echo what others have said - very sad news. The Ghostbusters were a huge part of my childhood.

RIP Mr. Ramis.
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Old February 25 2014, 10:53 PM   #65
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He was one of the great comedy writers of our times. He will be greatly missed. His great body of work will entertain millions for many generations to come. RIP Harold Ramis.
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Old February 26 2014, 02:47 AM   #66
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It's a shame Murray had to be such a prima donna about everything during recent years. The guy's certainly had no problem whatsoever milking his old role and the Ghostbusters image when it's suited him (such as at a recent Scream Awards ceremony or in the movie Zombieland) so it's pretty apparent he'll embrace their old work and doesn't mind donning the old proton pack and jumpsuit. I think they'd all have eventually reunited for a third movie had Ramis lived, but Bill's ego could have continued to cause lingering problems.
Before Chris Farley died, there was talk of him joining GBIII. That would have been glorious.

As for Egon: They wouldn't recast him, and they *definitely* wouldn't make him a ghost. They'd just retire him, offscreen. Egon's the most likely of them to have a peaceful retirement anyway.
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Old February 26 2014, 04:57 AM   #67
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n-universe (comic books, novels, video games, any future TV show, fan fiction) too.
Ummmm.... no. Well in any future movies and TV shows, yes, given that they can't get Ramis to play Egon. Same could go for any future games as Ramis cannot voice Egon (but they can always get another voice actor who sounds like him.) The comics also don't need Ramis to portray Egon.

The image is just a nice little homage/tribute to Ramis.

...... Showing his friends storing him in their containment unit which I'm guessing isn't a very pleasant experience. (Certainly wasn't in the cartoon.)
IMDB says that Maurice LaMarche played Spengler in the cartoons as well, if they ever wanted to make more.....

Very saddened by this news. I always liked Egon and he had some of the funniest lines. RIP

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Old February 26 2014, 05:12 AM   #68
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The Ghostbusters were my first fandom as a kid and Egon was my favorite character. Harold Ramis played him beautifully and the world is less for his loss. At some point soon, I'll have to track down my copy of the Ghostbusters video game and give it another playthough.

RIP Harold Ramis, you shall be missed, but never forgotten.
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Old February 26 2014, 04:38 PM   #69
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Shame that they hadn't spoken to each other since Groundhog Day, but Murray did speak out for Ramis after his passing.
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Old February 26 2014, 05:15 PM   #70
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Shame that they hadn't spoken to each other since Groundhog Day, but Murray did speak out for Ramis after his passing.
The Murray brothers actually visited Ramis at his home before he passed.
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Old February 26 2014, 08:01 PM   #71
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That's good to hear. Unresolved grievances always suck, but I'm sure they're even worse when played out in the public limelight.
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Old February 26 2014, 11:47 PM   #72
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I think everyone posting here will have an appreciation for this video
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Old February 27 2014, 03:37 AM   #73
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What a great video! You could see how much he loved doing his job and so very excited, not only as a creator but as a fan. Seemed to have a great heart, that man.
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The Murray brothers actually visited Ramis at his home before he passed.
Where did you read that?
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Old February 27 2014, 03:38 PM   #75
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Until his illness Ramis was out around town a fair amount, whether cheering on the Cubs and leading the occasional Take Me Out to the Ball Game or attending theater or appearing at fundraisers or collecting honors. When Second City celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2009, Ramis joined SCTV cast members O'Hara, Levy, Martin, Flaherty, Thomas and Martin Short in a Mainstage set that proved to be the weekend's hottest ticket.

That voice, that laugh he was so much fun to perform with, Short said. We were so fortunate because it was the following May that he got sick.

Ramis was quiet about his illness, but friends did visit, including brothers/Second City cast mates Bill Murray, from whom he'd been estranged for years, and Brian Doyle-Murray, who appeared in seven Ramis movies. Short kept in touch as well, saying he was pleased that his friend was able to attend his Just for Laughs performance in 2011. He got up out of his wheelchair and showed me his progress, Short said. He was frailer in his voice but not in his spirit.
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