Josh Gad’s YouTube Show Reunites ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast
There are some movie lines that become part of our vocabulary. One of them is: “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”
Josh Gad (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue 5”) is a fan of the 1984 supernatural comedy film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
So he enlisted original “Ghostbusters” cast members and crew to reunite virtually on his YouTube show “Reunited Apart.” It streams today at 12 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. PT.
Joining him will be Murray, Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts.
“Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman will be there, too. So will his son, Jason Reitman, who directs the upcoming “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” sequel. That stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd and is scheduled for a March 5, 2021 release. But “Ghostbuster” fans will be happy to see Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Weaver and Pots reprise their original roles.
Aykroyd and Ramis co-wrote the original hit movie. In the ensuing years, “Ghostbusters” kicked off a lucrative multimedia franchise.
Gad is a big fan of movie reunions. “Reunited Apart” previously brought together the casts of “Goonies” and “Back to the Future.”
Separately, full-length performances of famous musical groups and singers are now streamable on “The Ed Sullivan Show” YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com. First up are the Supremes, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, James Brown and Neil Diamond. Universal Music Enterprises intends to release thousands of performances in the next three years. A spot on “Sullivan” amplified the careers of many artists.
In fact, the Beatles gave their first TV performance in 1964 on the show. “Late Night With Stephen Colbert” is taped in the Ed Sullivan Theater.