Harold Ramis – Ghostbuster, Director of Groundhog day and SCTV alumni has died at age 69

The actor and writer-director, known for playing Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters films and for directing comedies such as Groundhog Day and Caddyshack.

He also wrote Animal House and Meatballs.
He had characters on SCTV like Moe Green.

Moe Green on SCTV

SCTV Quotes

Moe Green: [on Dialing for Dollars]

[to camera]

Moe Green: We’re trying to reach Mr. Paul Pope of Melonville to see if he knows the name of tonight’s movie.

Moe Green: [sfx phone ring] Hello?

Moe Green: Hello, is this Paul Pope?

Pope Paul: No. This is Pope Paul.

Moe Green: Pope Paul?

[to camera]

Moe Green: We seem to have reached the Vatican, ladies and gentlemen.

Moe Green: [to phone] Well, hello, your Holiness, this is Moe Green on Dialing for Dollars.

Pope Paul: Moe Green? Weren’t you… hamana hamana

[memory lapse]

Moe Green: Uh, no. Your Holiness, we’re trying to find someone who can tell us the name of tonight’s movie.

Pope Paul: Movie?

Moe Green: Yes. Would you like to take a guess? If you’re correct, you’ll win the jackpot of SIXTEEN dollars.

Pope Paul: Uh… hmmm… The Doberman Gang?

Moe Green: Oooo, I’m sorry, that isn’t the name of tonight’s movie, so that means that our jackpot will increase to SEVENTEEN dollars.

Station Manager Harold Ramis: This is Harold Ramis speaking for the management of Second City Television. SCTV recognizes its responsibility to the community, and condemns the excessive use of explicit sexual material in television today. We do, however, love violence, so parental discretion _is_ advised in viewing the following program. Viewers will note, however, that the attitudes and opinions reflected in this program do not reflect the views of the management of this station, the producers of this program, the writers, the actors, or indeed, anyone in the audience. So if you’re thinking of suing or phoning in complaints, don’t bother. This program is produced in Argentina and then dubbed into English. Besides, if you’re all that sensitive, you just don’t have to watch the program! I mean you’ve got arms, why don’t you get up and change the channel? See who’s on Merv Griffin, that’s about your speed, isn’t it? Nothing offensive about old Merv! Take your parental disc…

[Ramis is pulled off the screen by a giant hook]

Ghostbuster quotes

Dr. Peter Venkman: Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon… what’ve you got left?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Sorry, Venkman, I’m terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

[surveying a wrecked apartment building corridor having climbed over thirty flights of stairs with his proton pack]
Dr. Egon Spengler: [casually] Art Deco, very nice.

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