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My sad, pathetic attempt to tribute Harold Ramis

Spengler in action!
Spengler in action!

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

Janine Melnitz:   You’re very handy, I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot, too.
Dr. Egon Spengler:   Print is dead.
Janine Melnitz:   Oh, that’s very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

Dr. Egon Spengler:   Oh good, you’re here!
Dr. Peter Venkman:   Yeah, what have you got?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   This is big, Peter, this is very big. There is definitely something here.
Dr. Peter Venkman:   Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head. Remember that?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   That would have worked if you hadn’t stopped me

Dr. Egon Spengler:   I’m worried, Ray. It’s getting crowded in there and all my data points to something big on the horizon.
Winston Zeddemore:   What do you mean, big?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s sample, it would be a Twinkie… thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.


Ray:   You mean you never even had a Slinky?
Egon:   We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it.

Ray:   You think there’s a connection between this Vigo character and the… slime?
Egon:   Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

Egon:   Let’s see what happens when we take away the puppy.

Ivo Shandor:   I am a God!
Dr. Egon Spengler:   We eat Gods for breakfast!                                                                                        Dr. Raymond Stantz:   We eat gods for breakfast?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   Too much you think?

Winston Zeddemore:   Whoa. If this place were any more dead, we’d need a coroner.
Dr. Raymond Stantz:   Egon used to be a licensed coroner.
Winston Zeddemore:   No kidding?
Dr. Egon Spengler:   It’s just a hobby now.

Harold Ramis plays Russell Ziskey in case you don't remember. :)
Harold Ramis plays Russell Ziskey in case you don’t remember. 🙂

John Winger:   C’mon, it’s Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick ’em up, we zip right out again. We’re not going to Moscow. It’s Czechoslovakia. It’s like going into Wisconsin.
Russell Ziskey:   Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it!

Recruiter:   Now, are either of you homosexuals?
John Winger:  [John and Russell look at each other] You mean, like, flaming, or…
Recruiter:   Well, it’s a standard question we have to ask.
Russell Ziskey:   No, we’re not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*.
John Winger:   Yeah, would they send us someplace special?
Recruiter:   I guess that’s “no” on both. Now if you could just give Uncle Sam your autograph…

Recruiter:   Have you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor? That’s robbery, rape, car theft, that sort of thing.
John Winger:   Convicted? No.
Russell Ziskey:   Never convicted.


That’s all I have time for.  It’s not much for a man that had a significant impact on me and my sense of humor.  I’m sad we’ve lost him but glad we got to know him as well as we did.  I hope you’re somewhere in the great beyond crossing the streams, Mr. Ramis.

Feel free to add your favorite quotes from any of his films whether it was spoken by Harold Ramis or not. 🙂