On this episode: parents give their son the gift of accepting his gay stuff, Fauxnaise is a vegan sandwich spread that sounds like a nasal spray (but it's not), a body is taken off life support, New Yorkers defend the firehouse from 'Ghost Busters' from becoming a Pier 1 Imports, a creepy murderer gets really desperate on the phone, Ricky is vegan now and also he's magic, Dave finds out his dad was indeed The World's Greatest Dad, an international war begins between America and Holland, and a taste of Big Mister 7 (the new flavor of Big Mister with 7 pounds of ground beef).
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Dan Aykroyd and Company have been working on a third Ghostbusters movie on and off for the past 15 years, but in an interview today with Collider, Ivan Reitman, director and producer of the original two movies and a producer on the third one, referred to the new Ghosbusters specifically as a remake and not a sequel:
"I think Ghostbusters probably should be remade, if we can get it all right. We’re working on it, so we’ll see."
Maybe this is just Reitman misspeaking, as everything we’ve heard about the movie up until now indicates that it’ll be a sequel (albeit with the old Ghostbusters passing the torch to [...]
At this point, the journey to make a third Ghostbusters movie can be the subject of a movie itself. Sure, it would be a documentary probably entitled "Ghostbusted" but a movie nonetheless. As the video above suggests, a new team of folks is taking a crack at the long awaited sequel. There's no word yet on who these writers are but I wouldn't be surprised if the next draft involves Ray scientifically signing a bunch of skulls filled with a mysterious liquid that turns them into ghosts.
It's the one-year anniversary of "Lost Roles," the column where we take a different comedian, comedy writer, or comedic performer each week and dive deep into the movie and TV projects they almost became involved with but didn't. This column began with "The Lost Roles of Bill Murray."Even though that piece detailed over 25 roles Murray almost played, there were still enough left to easily fill another post.
As you may know, Bill Murray's never been keen to the fakeness of the movie industry, so much so that he fired his agent and manager years ago and only takes offers via a voicemail system that's hooked up to [...]
Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring what might have been in TV and film comedy, taking a different comedian, writer, or work each week and examining the casting possibilities and career moves that almost came to be.
The late 80's were a stagnant era in comedy. Besides Letterman and SNL's Hartman-Carvey resurgence, there wasn't a whole lot happening. The Larry Sanders Show, Conan, Seinfeld, Bill Hicks, The State, Mr. Show, The Simpsons, and The Onion were right around the corner, but things were looking pretty dismal at the time. Death took John Belushi and Andy Kaufman from us, while ex-SNL’ers like Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, and Chevy Chase, [...]