Gobbledygeek: Episode 174 – Total Protonic Reversal

If you were a sentient human being at any point in the last 30-some-odd years, Harold Ramis made some sort of impact on your life. When Ramis passed away last week at the age of 69, Paul and AJ knew they had to pay homage to him in some way. This week, the boys discuss four of Ramis’ films: Meatballs (which he co-wrote), Stripes (which he co-wrote and starred opposite Bill Murray in), Ghostbusters (which he co-wrote and starred in), and Groundhog Day (which he directed, co-wrote, and if you look at it from a certain angle, played the crucial role in). Ramis made a lot of people laugh, including us. Here we do our best to pay him back. Plus, Paul and AJ suffer through the Oscars.

Some helpful links to aid in your enjoyment of this week’s episode!

“Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69″ by Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune

Bill Murray’s tribute to Harold Ramis at the Oscars

Next time!

As mentioned during the episode, Gobbledygeek will be participating in an epic pod crawl discussing Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy. Here’s the breakdown:

Monday, 3/10: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnight Cinema will discuss Three Colors: Blue

Tuesday, 3/11: The Debatable Podcast, hosted by friend of the show Greg Sahadachny, will discuss Three Colors: White

Wednesday, 3/12: Your very own geeks will discuss Three Colors: Red

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