Anomaly Supplemental | Ghostbusters

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Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES”!

I Ain’t Scared of No Ghost!

Hi, I’m Sue.  I recently had to move my sonic screwdriver to a new location so it would not be used as a cat toy, and I am an Anomaly.

Ten months in the making, it is finally here!  Our Halloween 2012 episode!  As explained at the start of the podcast, the scheduling of this episode was derailed a bit by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, and holidays, and moving, etc.  And since it was more important to try to keep new episodes on schedule, the editing of this episode fell by the wayside.  But the wait is over!

As usual, KC and I talk about our favorite lines, characters, scenes, and supernatural creatures in the film.  We also ponder Ghostbusters II, complain about the state of commercially-available Halloween costumes, praise the cultural pervasiveness of this franchise, and discuss the state of comedy genre films.  (This episode carries an ‘explicit’ tag because of mild swearing used in some of the audio clips.)

In the episode, we mention two Ghostbusters-related internet videos, which I’m sharing below.  The first is Improv Everywhere‘s mission to bring the opening scene to life at the New York Public Library, and the second is the best Gangnam Style mashup that you’ll ever see (or hear, if you stick around to the end of the podcast.

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: Independence Day: Breakthrough Blockbuster or Mediocre Movie? ,  Shaun of the Dead,  The Star Wars Holiday Special and Little Shop of Horrors .

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The theme music for Anomaly Supplemental is the song “I’ll Still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem)” from the album “Got To Fly” and is used by permission of Marian Call. Visit her website for more information and music.

KC
KCCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
After misspellings of her first name and confusion with her middle name sounding like “Klingon,” she now uses her initials as her nom de plume.
Sue
SueCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
Sue is a trekkie, a tap dancer, a juggler, a sports fan, an amateur photographer, a Henson fan, a blogger, a theatre nerd, a reader, a board-gamer…and therefore an “Anomaly”.
By | 2016-12-22T14:25:04+00:00 August 16th, 2013|Anomaly Supplemental, Classic Movies, Fantasy, Show Notes|2 Comments

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  1. Mike Poteet (@Bibliomike) August 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen this movie in forever… I should really go back and watch it! Still enjoyed your discussion of it, though. I have to confess, though, my fondest “memory of” this film (I was 12 when it came out) was that song! I even wrote a parody of it called “Roachbusters” (we lived in San Antonio, TX, and cockroaches were a real problem). Mercifully, the lyrics have not survived, but I do remember finding the idea of “an invisible roach sleepin’ in your bed” amusing and disgusting. I still put the Ray Parker song on my Halloween mp3 playlist every year. How did it not win best song? “The Woman in Red?” I mean, ok, but… c’mon!!! Ghostbusters!!!

    I did also watch “The Real Ghostbusters” cartoon as a kid. Huzzah for Slimer!

    This property seems more than ripe for a reboot/remake (if Hollywood will insist on doing such things). Is there such a project in the works? I know a new comic book was recently launched.

    I agree: Bring in a few women Ghostbusters (non-sexy Halloween costume variety) on a new team!

    Would you count STAR TREK IV as a sci-fi comedy, even though it’s also an installment in the existing franchise (and, I guess, ultimately takes itself too seriously to be a comedy)? ENCHANTED might also be considered a fantasy comedy (although it satirizes common fairy tale tropes, of course). In animation, what about MASTERMIND? I suppose it’s a spoof of Superman and his ilk, but it’s also a bit more than that. I think pat of the problem with doing sci-fi comedy is that comedy hinges upon reversals or subversions of normal expectations — and, when you’re in sci-fi, “normal” is usually immediately way up for grabs. (On TV, FUTURAMA would qualify as solidly sci-fi comedy. Also, RED DWARF, from what I’m given to understand; I’ve not watched it myself.)

    Thanks again for a fun episode.

  2. ALEXIS DESPLAND August 17, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    jusr listened to l the latest episode mat me want ro listen to the theme song. if they do make a third movie . i when the annoucement comes out i would like to sing the Ghostbusters song for you ladies

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