RIP Harold Ramis

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Unsung Aria Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    This sucks. Harold Ramis was a seriously talented actor and director. Much of my childhood can be found in his movies. May he rest in peace. :(
  2. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    To say this man's work was a comic presence in my life at an early age would be an understatement. Two of my absolute favorite movies as a kid were Stripes and the original Ghostbusters, and I was also a devoted and regular viewer of SCTV after the show wrapped production and went into rerun syndication. Ramis wasn't the biggest nor best cast member on the show but he was brilliant and funny all the same.

    Rest in peace. You were the biggest Twinkie of them all.
  3. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    ^ In one of the later seasons there was a great "power struggle" at SCTV when Ramis as "Crazy Legs" was trying to fire Guy Caballero... I'm laughing aloud just thinking about it now.
  4. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 4, 2009
    Same here :(. RIP sir, we'll miss you.
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    His part in As Good As It Gets was also pretty great. The man could turn a brief role into gold and be little more than himself. He was amusing just sitting or standing.
  6. Frontier

    Frontier Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 17, 2002
    Fifth Circle of Hell, IE: Pennsylvania
    Ugh, this hurts. I was raised on "Ghostbusters" - I've seen that movie more times than any human should ever see the same film. I still remember getting the VHS for my 4th birthday; it's one of my earliest memories!

    I really, really hope this is some horrible cruel internet hoax. I know it's not, it's confirmed by too many varied sources, but still... :'(
  7. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2005
    When The Ice Harvest came out, Ramis did and interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Worth a listen.
  8. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 27, 2007
    Very, very sad to hear of this, and 69 is nothing!
  9. Emperor's Prize

    Emperor's Prize Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009

    Thanks for the laughs and the memories. Be at peace.
  10. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Another fine talent gone. I think I first saw his name on articles in the pages of National Lampoon in the early 70s.
  11. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Behind Enemy Lines
    RIP Mr Ramis, thanks for helping define my youth with Ghostbusters! :(
  12. Rhaven

    Rhaven Captain Captain

    Jul 10, 2012
    Rhaven in Boston
    Awww. May he Rest in Peace.
  13. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2013
    Right here buddy.
    That's a shame. I grew up watching him. He'll be missed.
  14. Toxteth O´Grady

    Toxteth O´Grady Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2006
    Illinois, USA
    Wow, this one hurt. Not only did he play Egon, my favorite character in the Ghostbusters franchise, but he also directed my favorite comedy of all time, National Lampoon's Vacation.

    R.I.P. :(
  15. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Under your bed ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    I had no idea that he'd been sick. I wish that Ghostbusters 3 had come together. Thanks for all laughter Mr. Ramis.

    I'm going to watch Stripes tonight for the 59th time.
  16. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    I'm saddened beyond the capacity for rational thought. :(

    So many of my favorite movies come from him. This one seriously hurts me. I think I'm going to go watch Ghostbusters, now.
  17. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Keeping TNZ Shiny! Moderator

    Mar 13, 2001
    Everywhere and Nowhere
    I was raised on Ghostbusters and his other movies, he probably contributed more to my sense of humor and love of comedies than I can ever realize.

    This really sucks.
  18. Timby


    May 28, 2001
    No, it wasn't a feud in the sense that they were actively warring with one another. They had a number of very public and very nasty blow-ups on the set of Groundhog Day, and when Murray's final day of shooting was complete, he walked up to Ramis and told him, "I have nothing more to say to you." So they never worked together again, and never had anything more than passing "hellos" at wakes, funerals, etc.
  19. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    I didn't like many of his movies, but I've got to say that Animal House and Groundhog Day were great.
  20. Flibble

    Flibble Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 24, 2003
    RIP Harold Ramis. Thank you for all of the laughs that you gave me.