Can You Finish This Ghostbusters Quote?

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Annette

6 Min Quiz

Image: Delphi Films Black Rhino Productions

About This Quiz

"Ghostbusters" - the original - has some serious gems in terms of quotes. Not only is the script hilarious, but the characters are iconic and ever so memorable. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the most famous lines from "Ghostbusters." Can you finish these awesome quotes?

"He ____ me!"

"He slimed me!" This is such a memorable quote, spoken by the hilarious Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray.

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When Janine says, "I also play racquetball. Do you have any hobbies?" how does Egon reply?

Such a gross reply to the beautiful Janine. But if you remember anything about Dr. Egon Spengler, then you know that it's right in line with his character.

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"Egon, this reminds me of the time you __________. Remember that?"

To which Egon replied, "That would have worked if you hadn’t stopped me." Oh, these boys certainly have a way with words!

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The role of Peter Venkman was actually intended for which actor?

John Belushi was intended for the role, but Murray played it instead. I think either way, the casting is pretty genius.

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"Have you or any member of your family ever been diagnosed __________?"

Venkman asks this of the librarian, who then responds, "Well, my uncle thought he was St. Jerome." Venkman takes this for a "big yes."

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"Spengler, are you serious about actually catching a ghost?" Egon replies:

And truly, Egon, expertly played by Harold Ramis, is always serious in the movie. Actually, that's why we love him so much.

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"Ray… pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering or physics _________."

Leave it to Venkman to speak plainly to Stanz. And truly, every time Egon opens his mouth, it's like you need a thesaurus to translate.

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"Your girlfriend lives in the corner penthouse of __________."

Expertly spoken by Dan Aykroyd. It must be nice, in the penthouse of Spook Central! Much better than the Ritz.

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Who were the creators of "Ghostbusters"?

Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis are responsible for this masterpiece. They wrote it and created it! So we can thank them for all of these delightful quotes - other than the ad-libs.

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"She's not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she's a client ____________."

Venkman has all the best lines in this movie. Let's just admit it. He finishes this quote with, "She barks! She drools! She claws!"

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"Are we actually gonna go before a federal judge and tell him that some ________ is going to drop in on Central Park West and start tearing up the city?"

To this, Egon replies, "Sumerian, not Babylonian." And of course, Venkman has to add, "Yeah, big difference." Sumerian and Babylonian​? Seem similar to me, too.

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"Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by _______ here."

Ha ha! Okay, in which other movie do you find the term "d**kless?" Was it Aykroyd or Ramis that wrote that gem?

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"I'm Winston Zeddemore, Your Honor. I've only been with the company for a couple of weeks, but these things are real. Since I joined these men, I've seen sh** that'll turn you _________."

Zeddemore is expertly played by famed African-American actor Ernie Hudson. This line is a total gem for a number of reasons. And the delivery is quite good too.

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Which of these is NOT a quote?

That line is never spoken, but the rest are! Ray, Egon and Peter enjoy this little play on words. And yes, they're being quite dramatic!

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"When we get to 20, tell me, because I'm __________."

Venkman says this when they're climbing up the stairs with all their gear on. Anyone would puke after 20 flights, let's be honest.

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"Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say _____!"

You're supposed to say yes when someone asks you if you're a god! Everyone knows that! Winston was quite​ upset that Ray didn't know this.

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"All right! This ______ is toast!"

Once things start to get a little hairy​, Venkman can wait no longer and proclaims that the "chick is toast." There's also this: "Let's show this prehistoric b#$ch how we do things downtown."

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"Choose... choose the form of The _________."

Gozar!!!!!!!! He wants them to choose the form of The Destructor, which ends up being the Marshmallow Man. The Destructor could have come in a scarier form, for sure.

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"We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay-Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York... ____________!"

It's true, when sailors come to NYC for Fleet Week, they are perhaps looking to get laid. Venkman thinks that it might solve their problem with the Marshmallow Man.

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"I have a radical idea.... We cross the _________."

This genius idea by Egon gave them just the power that they needed to defeat the enemy! Leave it to Egon to save the day, in the end.

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"Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and _______?

Janine has a way with words, but she most certainly doesn't believe in ghosts. And she most certainly doesn't believe in Atlantis!

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"Listen, do you ____ something?"

Classic line by Dr. Ray. Dan Aykroyd perhaps wrote this line for himself. It's definitely one of the best one-liners in the movie.

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"We came, we saw, we kicked its ________!"

"We came, we saw, we kicked its a#$!" This should be said anytime you kill a ghost, beat up a bully or even catch a squirrel.

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"Gozer the Gozerian? Good evening. As a duly-designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, ____________."

Here's anther gem from Ray. But truly, from the look of Gozer, one would definitely think that he was from the next parallel dimension!

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"Funny, us going out like this: killed by a hundred-foot ____________!"

In truth, that would be a bad way to go. No one wants to get killed by a Marshmallow Man.

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"You're gonna endanger us, you're gonna endanger our client - the nice lady who paid us, in advance, before she became a ________."

Venkman likes to joke that she turned into a dog. But in truth, she looks like a pretty freaky, red-eyed monster dog.

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"This job is definitely not worth ________ a year!"

Wait, the ghostbusters were earning $11,500 a year? I'm not sure if that was a good salary in the '80s or not.

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"You don't act like a scientist. You're more like a ______________."

In truth, Bill Murray would make an exceptional game show​ host. Can you imagine how funny that would be? So, Dana's observation was correct.

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"I'm gonna go for broke. ____________."

Venkman says this to Dana. In reality, could you blame him for falling in love with Sigourney Weaver? She's pretty stunning in this movie.

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"I love this _____!"

Winston Zeddemore shouts this victoriously. It's one of the most famous quotes from the movie and a classic New York ghost-fighting moment.

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"Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed ____________."

Venkman's dry humor really works here. And truly, they were carrying around some pretty unpredictable weapons.

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"No, no. Just asking. Are you, Alice, ________ right now?"

In reality, Alice was probably a little old for menstruation. But it's damn funny when Venkman asks.

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"Sir, what you had there is what we refer to as a focused, non-terminal, repeating phantasm, or a class-five full-roaming vapor. ____________!"

This is pure Ray Stantz. What would you do if you ran across a class-five roaming vapor? I would probably run.

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"If I'm wrong, then nothing happens! We go to jail, peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it! But if I'm right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of ___________."

He says this to the mayor, so his tactic is clear. And if the mayor is up for reelection, then he really wants to save those voters!

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"Whatever we think of— if we think of ________, _________ will appear and destroy us, okay? So empty your heads, don't think of anything. We've only got one shot at this."

Unfortunately, it wasn't J. Edgar Hoover that appeared and destroyed the streets of NYC. It was, in fact, the Marshmallow Man.

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