Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Collect Call of Calthulu

Decided to look for The Real Ghostbusters episodes on YouTube. Now, I always knew that the writers took inspiration from real mythological creatures but I didn't know that they also included a lot of in jokes about horror literature as well.

For example, in "The Collect Call of Calthulu," an obvious take on H.P. Lovecraft's Cuthulhu mythology, the Necronomicon (which Ray says many horror writers, Lovecraft included, based their stories on) is stolen and Ted Klein, the professor in charge of it, freaks out. Peter, who doesn't see why there should be so much fuss about reading material, says, "Sheesh, you'd think that guy Klein was a paperback writer the way he was carrying on."

Here are links to all three parts on YouTube:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

I iz a tickled.

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