Here is our pick of the best quotes from the Ghostbusters franchise, with the first two Ivan Reitman directed installments now considered classic supernatural comedies.


1. Ghostbusters (1984)

'We came, we saw, we kicked its a**!' - Dr. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters 1984) Click To Tweet


[to Peter after they’ve been fired from the university]
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Personally, I like the university. They gave us money and facilities. We didn’t have to produce anything. You’ve never been out of college. You don’t know what it’s like out there. I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.


Janine Melnitz: You’re very handy. I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot too.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Print is dead.
Janine Melnitz: Oh, that’s very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual, but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play racquetball. Do you have any hobbies?
Dr. Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.


[as Peter is about to enter her room to check for supernatural activity]
Dana Barrett: That’s the bedroom. But nothing ever happened in there.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What a crime.


Dana Barrett: You know, you don’t act like a scientist.
Dr. Peter Venkman: They’re usually pretty stiff.
Dana Barrett: You’re more like a game show host.


2. Ghostbusters II (1989)

'Sometimes s**t happens, someone has to deal with it, and who are you going to call?' - Dr. Peter Venkman (Ghostbusters II) Click To Tweet


[working children’s entertainers at a birthday party]
Brownstone Boy: You know, my dad says you guys are full of crap.
Brownstone Mother: Jason, hush!
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Well, some people have trouble believing in the paranormal.
Brownstone Boy: No, he just says you guys are full of crap, and that’s why you went out of business.


[after being insulted at a children’s birthday party]
Winston Zeddemore: Man, face it. Ghostbusters doesn’t exist. A year from now, those kids won’t even remember who we are.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Ungrateful little yuppie larvae. After all we did for this city.
Winston Zeddemore: Yeah, we conjured up a hundred foot marshmallow man, blew the top three floors off an uptown high-rise, ended up getting sued by every state, county and city agency in New York.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Yeah, but what a ride.


Dana Barrett: How is he these days?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Peter? Well, he was borderline for a while. Then he crossed the border.


3. Ghostbusters (2016)

'It smells like burnt bologna and regrets down here.' - Patty Tolan (Ghostbusters 2016) Click To Tweet


[as she’s filming Erin]
Jillian Holtzmann: Ma’am, can you tell us where you got the world’s tiniest bow tie?
Erin Gilbert: Uh, it came with the shirt.


Abby Yates: I mean, we saw a real ghost. You know, and she was beautiful.
Jillian Holtzmann: Till she dislocated her jaw and ecto-projected all over you.
Erin Gilbert: Yeah, that stuff went everywhere, by the way, in every crack.
Abby Yates: But, I got to say, even that was kind of spectacularly beautiful.


[after Kevin introduces himself]
Erin Gilbert: Kevin. Oh. That’s a manly name. My name’s Erin. With an E. For “everything you want”.


Patty Tolan: That’s where I saw that weird sparking thing.
Jillian Holtzmann: What was it?
Patty Tolan: Baby, if I knew what it was, I wouldn’t say “a weird sparking thing”.
Jillian Holtzmann: You’re mouthy. I like that.


[referring to the ghost on the train]
Patty Tolan: Well, I guess he going to Queens. He’s going to be the third scariest thing on that train.


4. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2020)


Dr. Peter Venkman: Call it fate. Call it luck. Call it karma. I believe that everything happens for a reason.



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