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Rick Moranis Discusses 'Spaceballs' and 'Ghostbusters' Sequels

The reclusive Rick Moranis gave a rare interview to Heeb magazine this week to promote his new comedic music album My Mother's Brisket. The full interview is worth reading for fans of Moranis's work, but most interestingly, he revealed some info about proposed sequels to Spaceballs and Ghostbusters during the chat.

In the movie Spaceballs, Mel Brooks's character Yogurt makes a reference to a sequel entitled Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money, but no movie sequel was ever made. "Mel wanted to do a sequel after it became a cult video hit," Moranis reveals. "It wasn’t a box office hit. It was a cult video hit, and MGM [...]

The Lost Roles of Rick Moranis

The only cast member of seminal sketch show SCTV who wasn't a performer at the Second City theater, Rick Moranis joined the show late at the start of its third season in 1980. He quickly proved himself on the series, though, showcasing his abilities to play a diverse array of characters. From smooth-talking radio DJ Gerry Todd to cover song crooner Tom Monroe, from a member of the clean-cut '50s vocal group 5 Neat Guys to his impeccable impressions of Woody Allen and Michael McDonald, Moranis demonstrated a versatility that went underused after he went to Hollywood in the mid-'80s and became a movie star. Moranis starred in [...]

Who Are You People Who Are Interested in Ghostbusters 3?

Why is there still interest in a new Ghostbusters movie? A new rumor has Ivan Reitman directing a new movie that features baby Oscar, who was apparently Dana Barrett (Signorney Weaver) and Peter Venkman's (Bill Murray) kid, as a 21-year-old taking over the family business. What, you need them to cast Shia LeBouf as Oscar before you'll realize where this is going?

There is absolutely no good reason for this movie to exist, and that's why it probably never will. Yet the internet loves excitedly talking about it because the internet doesn't know what it wants. Let me make it clear: YOU DON'T WANT THIS.

Rick Moranis's New Comedy Music Album Is Out Now

Earlier this month, living comedy legend Rick Moranis announced that he's putting out a new album, entitled My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs, and that album is now here. It's a super Jewish collection of humorous songs from Grammy-nominated Moranis. The comedian says on his official website, "When I first began writing jokes and sketches with various Jewish partners one of us would inevitably stop at some point and announce, 'Too Jewish!' Too Jewish for the star, the show, the network, or the audience. The songs on this album are all in that category." You can pick up the album at Amazon or listen to it [...]

Run, Run From the Haunting Specter of a Ghostbusters 3 With No Bill Murray

The latest word in unnecessary threequels: Bill Murray's refusal to make Ghostbusters 3 will not stop Dan Aykroyd, who says he'll just re-cast the part of Peter Venkman. The weirdest thing about this is that Aykroyd assures audiences that Rick Moranis will be involved in the third movie, because “None of us would want to do the movie without having him as a participant." Why he doesn't feel that way about Bill Murray, whose role in the original film was about twelvety billion times more important than Moranis', is a mystery the likes of which no one has seen since the outbreak of unexplained paranormal activity in 1980s [...]

Rick Moranis Has a New Album Out Soon

Beloved comedian Rick Moranis is resurfacing to release a new album. The actor announced on his website, RickMoranis.com, that he's recorded an album called My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs that you'll be able to pre-order from the site on May 21st. After retiring from the movie industry in the late '90s, this is the first we've seen of Moranis since he released his Grammy-nominated album The Agoraphobic Cowboy in 2005. After Moranis's wife tragically died from cancer in 1991, he stepped away from his movie career a few years later, later explaining, "I'm a single parent, and I just found that it was too [...]

The Strange Fad of Comedian-Based Saturday Morning Cartoons

Maria Bamford has a great bit about how she wants to have a TV sitcom someday called Me, My Mom, and a Monster, in which she, her mother, and a friendly but disgusting monster all live in the same house, where one can presume wackiness would ensue. Had Bamford been an up-and-coming comic in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s (which she wouldn’t have been, because she would not have gotten any club dates in that culture of jokes about airplanes and the myriad difference between New York and Los Angeles), she might have actually gotten the greenlight, and Me, My Mom, and a Monster would have wound up [...]