Harold Ramis Fans Leave Twinkies-Filled Tribute at 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse
TRIBECA — Harold Ramis fans honored the late comedian who brought them "Ghostbusters," "Animal House" and "Groundhog Day" with an impromptu tribute made of Twinkies and flowers on Tuesday.
The memorial sprang up Monday night at the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse on North Moore and Varick Streets — which served as the Ghostbusters headquarters in Ramis' 1984 classic movie — after news of the 69-year-old's death. It was quickly filled with flowers, along with Twinkies, a nod to a scene in which Ramis' character Dr. Egon Spengler used the Hostess snack cake as a measurement of supernatural activity.
“I’ve seen [Ghostbusters] about a thousand billion jillion times,” said Victoria Booth, 32, who stopped by the firehouse about 11 a.m. Tuesday. “I can just watch over and over again.”
Booth lay down some flowers and red cutout hearts with quotes from Ghostbusters.
Others stopped by to take pictures and admire the unorthodox memorial, originally reported by Gothamist.