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[History] [Revise]Onion Head (Slimer)

Actor Name: Mark Bryan Wilson (voiced by Ivan Reitman)
Alternate Names:The Onionhead Ghost, The Ugly Little Spud, The In-House Experiment
Appearances: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Ghostbusters: Legion, Ghostbusters: The Return
Slimer is a translucent green mass of a ghost, with two skinny arms, no feet, several chins, and a massive butt. Slimer’s personality is one of tremendous gluttony, being referred to as a “disgusting blob”, and exists only to eat food [or to create mischief]. The only downside to this is that the food passes right through him, which is most likely why he's perpetually stuffing himself.

"Ghost Class" wise he is referred to as a "focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, or a Class Five full roaming vapor".

He is first seen haunting a room service cart on the 12th floor of the Sedgewick Hotel, and according the manager, had been there for years.

According to commentary on the DVD release, Dan Aykroyd referred to Slimer as "the ghost of John Belushi", in memory of his good friend. Though this is the case with Dan, Slimer was never intended to be as such, though the crew did base a lot of his mannerisms on John's character "Bluto" from "Animal House".

In the first Ghostbusters, Slimer was never referred to by name. The crew dubbed him "The Onionhead Ghost" on-set due to the foul odor he was supposed to emit. He was officially given his name in "The Real Ghostbusters" cartoon series, based on the nickname fans had given the character. The name has since stayed with the character in all further Ghostbusters related materials.



This page was last edited by NickFame13 on December 16, 2011, 12:17 pm
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