Ghostbusters II (1989) Poster


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Ghostbusters (1984)

Edited into 

Monk: Mr. Monk and the Voodoo Curse (2009) (TV Episode)
The exterior of Reverend Jorgensen's Voodoo Boutique is a digitally-altered exterior shot of Ray's Occult Books from Ghostbusters II.


Ghostbusters II (1989) (Video Game)
The video game is a spin off from the movie of the same name.
New Ghostbusters II (1990) (Video Game)
Video game spin-off.
Ghostbusters II (1990) (Video Game)
This is an NES game based on the film.


The Son of Kong (1933)
The Ghostbusters went bankrupt after they were sued for the property damage following the aftermath of a giant monster attack. Hollywood producer Carl Denham went bankrupt in the same way & almost same situation too in Son of Kong
Citizen Kane (1941)
Watching The Lady from Shanghai (1947) on TV, Louis Tully says "That's Rita Hayworth, she was married to Citizen Kane."
The Blob (1958)
There is a visual reference to the original Blob when we see a shot of the slime oozing out of the ventilator as it does in the movie theatre in the original blob film with Steve Mcqueen.
Top Cat (1961) (TV Series)
A picture from the series is hanging on the wall of the television studio office. It's seen in the widescreen version on the left of the frame as Peter walks out just after doing his World of the Psychic show.
The Godfather (1972)
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Title on marquee of theater which frightened people run out of, during the montage of ghosts running amok through the city.
Nakia (1974) (TV Series)
A picture from the series is hanging on the wall of the television studio office. It's seen in the widescreen version on the left of the frame as Peter walks out just after doing his World of the Psychic show.
Shivers (1975)
Poster (using "They Came From Within" title) on entrance of theater which frightened people run out of, during the montage of ghosts running amok through the city.
Rabid (1977)
Poster on entrance of theater which frightened people run out of, during the montage of ghosts running amok through the city.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Venkman says Dana's baby is ugly but not "Elephant Man ugly".
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Venkman: "And that is the whole problem with aliens, you just can't trust 'em. Occasionally you meet a nice one; Starman, E.T., but usually they turn out to be some kind of big lizard!"
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (TV Series)
When Ray and Winston appear as entertainers at the kids' party, one of the disappointed kids says "Aw, I thought it was gonna be He-Man" and when they play the Ghostbusters theme song, the kids interrupt it by chanting "He-Man! He-Man!"
Starman (1984)
Venkman: "And that is the whole problem with aliens, you just can't trust 'em. Occasionally you meet a nice one; Starman, E.T., but usually they turn out to be some kind of big lizard!"
Bassmasters (1985) (TV Series)
The museum security guard tells Venkman that this was his other favourite show along with Venkman's "World of the Psychic".
Super Mario Bros. (1985) (Video Game)
Louis Tully asks Janine "Do you want to play Boggle or Super Mario Brothers?"

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
During the Weekend Update segment, Bill Murray discusses Aliens nomination for Best Picture by saying: "Aliens is a sequel, they never win. Otherwise, where the hell's Police Academy? It would have been here. This is another reason why I probably won't do Ghostbusters II. The deep, deep fear that the Academy will not recognize my work."
The Jim Henson Hour: The Ratings Game - Miss Piggy's Hollywood (1989) (TV Episode)
A billboard ad for the movie is seen behind Fozzie at one point.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 12 June 1989 (1989) (TV Episode)
The Cast of Ghostbusters II talks about the movie.
The Real Ghostbusters: Partners in Slime (1989) (TV Episode)
Peter gets covered in the slime they took from the Vigo the Carpathian case.
ALF: We're in the Money (1989) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to the film.
Elves (1989)
Poster is seen in the boy's bedroom.
The What NOW Caper (1989) (Video)
A few movie posters are seen on the walls of the NOW Comics offices.
Home and Away: Episode #1.611 (1990) (TV Episode)
Matt, Adam and Marilyn go to see this
Kamillions (1990)
The Golden Girls: Zborn Again (1990) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Operation Blue Line (1990) (Video)
Gridlock's "Gloomsday device" is actually the Giga Meter from this movie.
The Fisher King (1991)
A VHS of this film is on a shelf in the video store.
The Critic: L.A. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay is hired to write the third movie in the "Ghostchasers" series
Father Ted: Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest (1995) (TV Episode)
Dougal guesses this when playing charades with Ted.
The Van (1996)
The Frighteners (1996)
Jim Fyfe also played one of the ghost Scoleri brothers
Masters of Fantasy: Dennis Muren (1996) (TV Episode)
Slimer and Scoleri Brother clay models are shown in Dennis Muren's workshop.
Space Jam (1996)
Swackhammer mistakes Bill Murray for Dan Aykroyd, the two starred together in the Ghostbusters films. Bill Murray also tells Daffy Duck that he is a friend of one of the producers, this might be in reference to Ivan Reitman who direted both of the Ghostbusters films, starring Bill Murray.
Pop Up Video: Movie Magic 1: Movie Theme Songs (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during "Ghostbusters"
Godzilla: The Series: Future Shock (1999) (TV Episode)
In the future is a theatre marquee for "Ghostbusters 10", which leads to a comment about Ghostbusters 3 through 9.
The Fairly OddParents: The Big Scoop/Pipe Down (2003) (TV Episode)
In "Pipe Down" - After losing in charades, Timmy's father admonishes him for being the "worst charades player ever," then goes through a bunch of Timmy's charade mistakes. One of them has the father doing a rowboat motion across the floor, which he says to Timmy "is not Ghostbusters II."
The Making of 'Alien³' (2003) (Video)
Mention once
Puyo Pop Fever (2004) (Video Game)
"Who you gonna call?"
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
Strong Bad and The Cheat wear Ghostbusters II T-Shirts in the email "Ghost".
Adam Bertocci Makes 'Love: The Movie' (2005) (Video)
Poster visible in Adam's room.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Rage (2005) (TV Episode)
John Munch quotes Peter Venkman
The World of the End (2006) (Short)
Reference to 'Manhattan Museum of Art' used in this film
Torchwood: Random Shoes (2006) (TV Episode)
This is one of the movies visible in the movie store.
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
Justin says he never saw this movie
Return of the Ghostbusters (2007)
The Asian tourist's remarks when photographing the ghost bird are the same as Peter Venkman's when photographing the Vigo painting.
Mastermind: Celebrity Mastermind 2007/2008: Episode 5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Contestant Danny Wallace answers a series of questions about the two Ghostbusters films.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Double Vision: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nerd says, "Aw, man! I thought it was going to be He-Man!", a line from the movie.
Jellyscream! (2008)
The way the song is played at the end of Jellyscream! is a reference to the "Higher and Higher' scene.
The Happening (2008)
The tree toxin/virus bore similarities to the slime from Ghostbusters 2 feeding on bad vibes and emotions of the people.
The Thank You Girls (2008)
Macario's guitar has the Ghostbuster 2 logo.
City of Ember (2008)
Bill Murray trips when the lights start to flutter and crashes into a painting.
LittleBigPlanet (2008) (Video Game)
The Ghostbusters statue of Liberty appears as a sticker.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Godzilla vs. Barkley (2009) (TV Episode)
"Ghostbusters II was wrong. They DO make shoes in that size."
American Dad!: Roy Rogers McFreely (2009) (TV Episode)
Hayley takes off her coat to flash a protest symbol but it turns out to be the Ghostbusters II logo, a mistake she blames on smoking salvia. Roger then sings a second of the song "Ghostbusters".
The Cove (2009)
The Vigo the Carpathian painting used in Ghostbusters II is seen in the background of the ILM warehouse.
Ghostbusters (2009) (Video Game)
A talkative Vigo painting, the Ghostbusters II sign, the Ecto-1A's car doors, and a dancing toaster (once you collect it) all appear in the firehouse. There are many other subtle references too. (Vigo is the only thing that appears in all versions, except for the Nintendo DS)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) (Video Game)
a voice says Winston's name like in movie
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Ghostbusters (2009) (VG)
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
Statue of Liberty scene referenced by Charles Barkley on Weekend Update
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jason Reitman in a list of his father's films
The Big Bang Theory: The Precious Fragmentation (2010) (TV Episode)
The guys find a script for this movie.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Hollywood Treasure: I'll Get You, My Pretty (2010) (TV Episode)
While Joe is at Sony, we see the Ghostbusters II hero painting prop (the angelic depiction of the guys with baby Oscar, after it had been transformed from the Vigo painting).
LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) (Video Game)
The Ghostbusters statue of Liberty appears as a sticker.
The Cinema Snob: Driller Killer (2011) (TV Episode)
"Oh shit, this is where he gets possessed by Vego!"
Chikara JoshiMania Night II (2011) (Video)
Gregory Iron uses Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" as his entrance music.
30 Rock: The Tuxedo Begins (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz says that New York is "Ghostbusters 2" all over again
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Haunted Mosque on the Prairie (2012) (TV Episode)
Thorne mentions that the movie is underrated.
Phelous & the Movies: The Real Ghostbusters: X-Mas Marks the Spot (The Ghostbusters Kill Christmas) (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phelous, and a DVD of the movie is seen behind him.
Phelous & the Movies: Sonic Christmas Bust (2012) (TV Episode)
Phelous owns many copies of this movie
A Haunted House (2013)
The spirits feed off of negative energy like in the movie.
Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous, Shapeshifter, and Thunderpants (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike and Jay allude to it.
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
On Our Own appears on Non Stop Pop.
Misfits: Episode #5.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Rudy
Dark Design (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Atop the Fourth Wall: Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Linkara admits he likes this one better than the original Ghostbusters
À toute épreuve (2014)
The "ECTO-1A" license plate can be seen in Yani's garage.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marvel Super Special #17: Xanadu (2014) (TV Episode)
"Now we know the true origin of Vigo, the Carpathian."
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance (2014) (TV Episode)
"...who's going to be put through the same plot as Ghostbusters II, apparently."
Lucas Bros Moving Co: Tales from the Hoodie (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
PortsCenter: Deluxe PacMan + Tettrix - Amiga (2014) (TV Episode)
Reference made to "Vigo the Carpathian"
Epic Rap Battles of History: Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
lyric: "Get the people moving like the Statue of Liberty"
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Short)
mentioned once
National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015)
The Statue of Liberty torch lamp from Peter's apartment is on a table in the background on the right behind Michael Gross.
Kung Fury (2015) (Short)
Lost baby carriage rolling by itself through the city in the opening scene
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) (TV Movie)
"If you guys don't shut off that val, the whole freaking subway system's gonna flood." Mike: "Gonna flood with that Hate Goo from 'Ghostbusters 2'. Nobody wants that."
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
"On Our Own" is identified as being from the film's soundtrack
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap (2015) (TV Episode)
"We suspect Vigo the Carpathian."
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
Some merchandise is seen.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dinosaur Seen in Sewers! (2015) (TV Episode)
In the interior of the Statue of Liberty is writen "Venkman was here", a homage to Ghostbusters II, in which Peter Venkman and the rest of the Ghostbusters used the statue in their fight against Vigo.
Honest Trailers: Agents of SH.I.E.L.D. (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Cinema Snob: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2016) (TV Episode)
upon seeing the Statue of Liberty fly: "oh great, what are the Ghostbusters up to now?"
Spring Broke (2016)
Columbia Pictures promotional hot air balloon prop advertising the film seen in a few photos.
Lego Ghostbusters (2016) (Short)
The living Estatue of Liberty appears
Jay Leno's Garage: Crime Fighters (2016) (TV Episode)
the car from the film is shown
Ghostheads (2016)
The documentary features cast and crew interviewees who worked on Ghostbusters II.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Minister of Chance Audio Dramas (2016) (TV Episode)
screen shot used
Nostalgia Critic: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) (TV Episode)
several characters express dissatisfaction with the sequel
Blackcatloner: 10 Years a Social Media Junkie (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions watching this movie on TV at work.
The Cinema Snob: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (2016) (TV Episode)
"And nobody asked for Michael to have a motivation similar to Vigo from Ghostbusters II."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula Dead and Loving It (2016) (TV Episode)
points out Peter MacNicol from this movie
Blackcatloner: Ghosts of Halloween Past (2016) (TV Episode)
"...nor was it Ghostbusters II."
The Goldbergs: Han Ukkah Solo (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam talks about the implausibility of the Statue of Liberty scene after watching it on TV.
Phelous & the Movies: Ice Cream Man (2017) (TV Episode)
"He's not making ice cream, he's making mood slime."
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Sean gives her a piece of Ghostbusters II memorabilia."
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
among Jason's summer competition
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Top 5 Best Movies of 2016 (2017) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions getting his older nephew this movie for Christmas.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Forgotten Swordsman (2017) (TV Episode)
April says that she found a book at Ray's Occult bookshop.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: End Times (2017) (TV Episode)
Kavaxas' monologue is patterned after Vigo's monologue. When flying around the cave, he even directly quotes Vigo's "Now is the season of evil" line.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) (TV Episode)
"Ghostbusters 2 sludge!"
DVD-R Hell: Doorways to Danger (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Mr. Plinkett's Ghostbusters 2016 Review (2017) (Video)
Shown being advertised in the Ghostbusters Blu-Ray.
Angry Internet Personality: Ghostbusters 1984 (2017) (TV Episode)
talked about
Angry Internet Personality: Ghostbusters II (2017) (TV Episode)
Angry Internet Personality: Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2017) (TV Episode)
compared to reboot


The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Louis and Janine watch the movie on TV at Dana's apartment.

Featured in 

Bobby Brown: On Our Own (1989) (Video)
Additionally, there are scenes from Ghostbusters II
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Woody Harrelson/Peter MacNicol/Sunni Black (1989) (TV Episode)
Peter MacNicol introduces a clip from his movie
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 21 December 1989 (1989) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1989 (1990) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Troldspejlet: Episode #27.2 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Der Boxprinz (2002)
Svengoolie: Ghostbusters II (2005) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters (2007) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions the sequal and a clip of the opening was shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters: Conclusion (2007) (TV Episode)
Nerd shows clips of the movie.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Who you gonna call?", though this line is only said in the theme song.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
The Ghostbusters series is at spot number 6.
Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces 1: Janine Melnitz (2009) (TV Episode)
footage from this film is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Shutter Island/The Ghost Writer/Happy Tears (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip given as a tribute to Mary Allen Trainer's acting career
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Robot Wars & Robo Warriors (2010) (TV Episode)
clip is shown in the prologue
Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
Vigo's voice is inserted into a scene with Peter MacNicol trying to communicate to his daughter
Nostalgia Critic: Revenge of the Commercials (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Phelous & the Movies: Drive Phru (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Phelous & the Movies: Phoctoplous 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"So dumb-eyes enlists the help of the Ghostbusters to help him fight the octopus inside the Statue of Liberty."
Hagan Reviews: Exorcist: The Beginning (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Hagan Reviews: The Truth About Demons (2012) (TV Episode)
Venkman accuses Stantz of scaring the straights.
Hagan Reviews: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter and Egon plotting on getting Louis and Janine together
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Amazing Spider-Man on Bullying Prevention #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Venkman tells it like it is
Hagan Reviews: Bad Biology (2012) (TV Episode)
Venkman going crazy with a camera
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Stuff (2012) (TV Episode)
"Remember Ghostbusters II with the river of slime?"
Phelous & the Movies: The Real Ghostbusters: X-Mas Marks the Spot (The Ghostbusters Kill Christmas) (2012) (TV Episode)
shows a clip of the 'busters wearing Santa hats
Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic summons Vegon when adjusting Zordon's reception
Titanic al detalle (2013)
clip shown
The Goldbergs: Call Me When You Get There (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Things You Never Noticed About Ghostbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
a little kid puts down Ray
Shameful Sequels: Ghostbusters II (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter says there's always room for Jell-O
Atop the Fourth Wall: Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Wonder Woman (2015) (TV Episode)
Venkman says nobody would want to see them expose themselves.
Half in the Bag: Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: 15 Things Wrong with Marvel's Civil War (2016) (TV Episode)
Peter tells it like it is
The Blockbuster Buster: A Look Back @ Ghostbusters I & II (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
Honest Game Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Ghostheads (2016)
Clips shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II #1-3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Linkara reviews a comic adaptation, and even compares this film to the original
Atop the Fourth Wall: Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future (2016) (TV Episode)
recalling the portrait of the Ghostbusters
The Goldbergs: Han Ukkah Solo (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam watches the Statue of Liberty clip on TV.


Marathon Man (1976)
During the "Ghostbusters. Yes, we're back" montage, there's a scene showing the ghost of a male runner running through Central Park, next to the fence around the lake. It gets trapped by Peter and Ray.
MacGyver (1985) (TV Series)
Peter's relationship with Dana pays homage to the fact that actor Dana Elcar portrays Pete Thorton, aside of many other MacGyver homages.

Spoofed in 

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: Slime Busters/The Legend of Zelda: The Ringer (1989) (TV Episode)
Whole episode is a spoof of Ghostbusters and it's sequel. Ernie Hudson (who stars in both) has a cameo appearance as his character from the films.
The Van (1996)
McBusters (2010) (TV Series)
Parody of the Ghostbusters movies and animated series.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: The Death of Tristan Taylor (2011) (TV Episode)
a demonic voice call out to Tristian like in the movie
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
The protagonist walks into the Joe Magarec statue and made it walk just like the Ghostbusters did to the Statue of Liberty.

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