Thursday, February 25, 2010

Slimer


In the first Ghostbusters movie, the first ghost they catch is a slimer. He’s a gross, green ghost that eats, but the food passes right through him. Apparently, that small role was very appealing to the people who made The Real Ghostbusters cartoon. They turned a disgusting ghost with a minor role into a disgusting, annoying, irritating ghost with a much larger role. He’s kind of like the Ghostbusters’ pet. As though the cartoon wasn’t bad enough, that character makes it so much more unbearable. Why didn’t they zap him the cartoon? He’s a ghost! It’s their job to get rid of ghosts. What am I missing?

1 comment:

  1. Ah, but you see, the Ghostbusters were using Slimer as a test to see if ghosts could function side-by-side with humans. See? Now it makes sense, right? Right?

    That said, I do have fond memories of this cartoon, but even as a child realized that Slimer was just there for merchandising.

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