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Oh, man. This is sad news. 

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:03 pm

I wore out three VHS copies of Ghostbusters as a kid. The groom's cake at my wedding 4 months ago was the Ecto-1. This sucks.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:10 pm

I'm sure our pal Matt B is feeling this one because Matt is a huge SCTV fan. Incredible how many 80s comedies Ramis was involved in--Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Back to School, Vacation, Baby Boom, Club Paradise, Ghostbusters...

3 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:25 pm


4 Greg G   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:25 pm

This is a tough loss. Such a funny guy! I saw Groundhog day a lot, and it is a simple premise, but was done so well. Seeing him in interviews, he seemed to be a very likeable guy. Great body of work. Comedies are really tough and he was involved in some great ones.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:28 pm

He had a hand in just about every movie that made me laugh in my teens. Well, just about every one that wasn't Fletch, or an Eddie Murphy flick. I loved his work. Sorry to hear he passed away so young.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 24, 2014 1:58 pm

Son of bitch. Shit.

7 rbj   ~  Feb 24, 2014 2:11 pm


Both his movies and SCTV still hold up to this day.

8 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Feb 24, 2014 2:14 pm

Double damn

9 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Feb 24, 2014 2:50 pm

[6] fer sure.

"Wow he was that old already" and "wow that's too young to die," both in the same moment.

10 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 24, 2014 3:47 pm

I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

12 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 24, 2014 5:27 pm
13 Greg G   ~  Feb 25, 2014 6:23 pm

11) Such a great article. Thanks for posting that. I think in many ways I wanted to go to college because of Animal House. The fact that I acted like a character from Animal House in college perhaps caused me to miss out on many experiences that would have enhanced my college career.

Harold Ramis certainly appealed to the lowest common denominator, but when you are making that many people laugh it is quite magical. He had so many moments that had me laughing as the article mentions in a "convulsing" way.

I will miss his films and the world was made better because Harold Ramis made us laugh.

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