Beloved '80s classic Ghostbusters has spent the better part of four decades redefining the horror-comedy genre while developing an almost cult-like following among new and old fans along the way. The original two movies introduced audiences to the comedy antics of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, the ever-helpful Janine, and of course, Slimer - all of whom have fashioned a place in pop-culture history.
But what if there were more to see? More Venkman, more Egon, even more Stay Puft Marshmallow Man...
Thanks to recent Blu-ray releases of both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, deleted scenes have made it out into the world, delighting fans with what could have been. Here are a few deleted scenes from the first two movies that offer a new glimpse into the firehouse. Vote up the scenes that you wish were included in the final cut.
The new installment, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is set for release on November 19, 2021.
- Photo: Ghostbusters / Columbia Pictures
At the end of the first movie, just as film antagonist Walter Peck is covered in marshmallow goo, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's giant sailor hat falls from the sky to the street, inciting the cheers of grateful New Yorkers.
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"Why would you want to be a Ghostbuster if you are already an accountant?" - Janine Melnitz
This scene from the second movie features the unlikely comedy duo, Louis and Slimer, as the accountant hunts for the gross ghost in the firehouse. Louis spots him, and as he fires the proton pack, he almost hits Janine. He tells Janine he's been training in secret and asks for her to not spill the beans. The scene ends with Janine promising to keep Louis's secret.
Watch the scene here.Good scene?
"I lived in New York my whole life and never once visited the Statue of Liberty, and now I finally get here, and we're taking her for a walk!" - Winston Zeddemore
After the boys spray down the insides of the Statue of Liberty in the second movie and play "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson, the landmark starts to walk, which leaves the boys with a dilemma: how to drive the statue.
The scene explains how the Ghostbusters were able to control Lady Liberty.Good scene?
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"Is there something about me that attracts these supernatural things?" - Dana
"It's possible you have a genetically linked etheric emanation that predisposes her to paranormal vulnerability." - Egon
After her baby carriage mysteriously propels itself into traffic at the beginning of the second movie, Dana reaches out to Peter and Egon to find out why. She wonders if she is cursed, and Egon has a theory that she might be predisposed to paranormal activity.
Though it didn't make the final cut, the scene does a good job of explaining why ghosts seem attracted to her.
The scene ends with Peter hitting on Dana. Again.Good scene?