Slimer Was A Tribute To John Belushi

September 5, 2014 9:37 PM

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In the iconic film "Ghostbusters," the first ectoplasm ghost our heroes capture is a green creature named Slimer, who has a hefty appetite and leaves a slime trail everywhere he goes. 'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reiter told HuffPost Live on Friday that Slimer is a sort of tribute to the late John Belushi.

Belushi and fellow Saturday Night Live castmate Dan Aykroyd were the original ones to cook up the idea for Ghostbusters, which would have them venturing through space and time, fighting ghosts along the way. Belushi's death in March 1982 forced a change of direction in the film. Reitman joined the f...

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