It’s a super-sad week, on account of the tragic passing of director/writer/actor Harold Ramis, who’s probably best-known as Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters. If you were around during the ’80s and early ’90s, well, Ramis was probably responsible for writing and/or directing a lot of the movies that made you laugh: stuff like Animal House, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Stripes, Meatballs, Back to School, Groundhog Day, and (of course) the two Ghostbusters films. And for my seven-year-old self, Egon Spengler was perhaps the earliest example of a character I really identified with — a guy who made nerdy, introverted people seem cool (back in an era where this wasn’t nearly as commonplace). And that’s all thanks to Ramis’ sharp wit, killer delivery, and top-notch writing talent. We’ve lost one of the greatest comedians of our time, in one of those heartbreaking events that remind us our heroes are only human.
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The Geekbox — Episode 260 (2014-02-26)
Wherein we discuss the life and times of Harold Ramis, the future of (ugh) Ghostbusters 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, more love for The Lego Movie, the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the mystery of S., Hearthstone, the big Diablo III patch, Batman: Arkham Origins’ terrible issues, the awesome villains of Arrow, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and The Last of Us: Left Behind. Starring Ryan Scott, Justin Haywald, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 1m 36s
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