Bison256 wrote: ↑February 24th, 2021, 8:42 am Harold Ramis talked about this in the 99' commentary. It was Sigourney's idea.I selected the relevant portion and uploaded it.
Although certain of their 'looking back fifteen years later' anecdotes get details wrong, for this one we also have corroboration from an older source: Don Shay's book Making Ghostbusters, from 1985.
If you're really intrigued by the behind-the-scenes stories of this movie, I highly recommend tracking down a copy of this book. If you can't find a physical copy in your price range, the entire book is on SpookCentral as a PDF.
From a sidebar in the upper left corner of p. 60:
"Although the finished sequence bears only a cursory resemblance to the script, certain elements were retained-- at least in part. Sigourney Weaver suggested that 'game show host' was both more amusing and more apropos of Venkman's persona than 'used car salesman', and so her line was changed accordingly."
It's the third book on this page: https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/gb1_book.htm
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