Señor Grumblecakes (jervo) wrote,
Señor Grumblecakes

Memorable Quotes from Ghost Busters (1984):
I wanna know more about what you do here! Frankly, I've heard alot of wild stories in the media and we want to assess any possibility of dangerous and possibly hazardous waste chemicals in your basement.

Ghostbusters (fuck IMDB - it's one word, dammit) is on cable right now; I've seen it a zillion times but I can't look away. I'm sure we can all agree that it's one of the funniest comedies ever made, and that Bill Murray needs to receive some sort of Lifetime Achievement award for his performance.

So that's obviously not what concerns me.

What concerns me is that Walter Peck, the EPA representative, gets too much of a bad break here. All he's trying to do is make sure that lower Manhattan doesn't get contaminated with "dangerous and possibly hazardous waste chemicals". And the thing is, he's right, and the Ghostbusters themselves know it - they're all too aware of their storage problems. When all hell breaks loose, it's not totally unexpected - Egon himself predicted as much with the giant Twinkie analogy.

I'm just sayin' - Walter Peck might be an asshole, but he's looking out for the common man. And if this movie were to be remade today (and you know that anything's possible, especially since Dan Akroyd hasn't starred in a watchable movie since... well, what, 1987's Dragnet?), I'm not so sure you could make the asshole character a representative from an environmental organization and expect to get away with it.
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