Who you ganna call? Ghostbusters! Quote Quiz


By: Olivia Cantor

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The 1984 sci-fi comedy film Ghostbusters, got a recent reboot. But nothing beats the original, especially when it comes to their classic lines. Think you can remember their dialogues? Take this quiz to know -- who you gonna call?

Who said this: “You don't know what it's like out there! I've worked in the private sector. They expect results."

Ray was lamenting the loss of the theoretical aspect of his work.


Who said this: “Back off, man. I'm a scientist."

Peter Venkman was being questioned about his “methods” when asked this.


Who said this: “There's something very important I forgot to tell you. Don't cross the streams.

Egon was explaining how the proton packs work to the guys, while they were using it.


Who said this: “Sir, what you had there is what we refer to as a focused, non-terminal repeating phantasm, or a Class Five full-roaming vapor. Real nasty one, too!"

Ray was answering a hotel manager’s inquiry who asked them for help.


Who said this: “He slimed me."

Peter is always getting caught in sticky situations like these.


Who said this: “I think this building should be condemned. There's serious metal fatigue in all the load-bearing members, the wiring is substandard, it's completely inadequate for our power needs, and the neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone."

Egon’s analysis applies to their future office’s building.


Who said this: “We came, we saw, we kicked its a*s!"

Peter was showing their earliest victory to a watching public when he said this.


Who said this: “You're very handy, I can tell. I bet you like to read a lot, too."

Janine was trying to start an interesting conversation with Egon with this line.


Who said this: “Hey. Does this pole still work? Wow. This place is great. When can we move in? You gotta try this pole."

Ray really loves sliding down that pole, a la Batman or other comic book superheroes.


Who said this: “Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?"

Janine was interviewing a guy who wants to work as a Ghostbuster.


Who said this: “As they say in T.V., I'm sure there's one big question on everybody's mind, and I imagine you are the man to answer that. How is Elvis, and have you seen him lately?"

Joe was interviewing Ray while future customers are watching it on TV.


Who said this: “Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."

This was Winston’s reply when applying for the job.


Who said this: “I collect spores, molds, and fungus."

Egon is obviously missing the point about Janine’s small talk questions.


Who said this: “Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories in the media and we want to assess for any possible environmental impact from your operation! For instance, the presence of noxious, possibly hazardous waste chemicals in your basement!"

The lawyer Peck was a bit forceful with his request.


Who said this: “You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven't had a successful test of this equipment."

Ray mentioned this while the guys were already on the field and ready to use their equipment.


Who said this: “Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back."

Peter said this in hopefully trying to lighten their situation.


Who said this: “Hello, Ghostbusters. Yes, of course they're serious. You do? You have? No kidding! Just gimme the address. Oh sure, they will be totally discreet. Thank you! We got one!

Janine provides a good balance of humor to the guys.


Who said this: “The structure of this roof cap is exactly like the kind of telemetry tracker that NASA uses to identify dead pulsars in deep space."

Egon needs subtitles when explaining science stuff sometimes.


Who said this: “There is no Dana, there is only Zuul."

Dana apparently becomes less of a customer but more of a target later on.


Who said this: “She's not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she's a client and because she sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers!"

Peter was trying to describe what happened to his waning crush on Dana to the guys.


Who said this: “They conducted rituals up on the roof, bizarre rituals intended to bring about the end of the world, and now it looks like it may actually happen!"

Egon doesn’t care sometimes who listens in on his explanations, as long as someone does!


Who said this: “Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker or you could accept the fact that this city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions."

Peter was portrayed by Bill Murray.


Who said this: “Do you want this body?"

Dana was played by Sigourney Weaver.


Who said this: “What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor. Real wrath-of-God type stuff! Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!"

Ray was portrayed by Dan Aykroyd.


Who said this: “I've only been with the company for a couple of weeks, but I gotta tell you: these things are real. Since I joined these men, I have seen sh*t that'll turn you white!"

Winston was portrayed by Ernie Hudson.


Who said this: “Ray, for a moment, pretend that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics, and just tell me what the hell is going on."

Peter was trying to get added explanation on what’s happening in their city, particularly to Dana’s building.


Who said this: “Are you a god? Then die!"

Gozer is revealed to be the main enemy of the story, the one terrorizing the city.


Who said this: “I am the Keymaster!"

Louis was played by Rick Moranis.


Who said this: “Yeah, it's a sign, all right: Going out of business."

Janine was played by Annie Potts.


Who said this: “Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"

Winston is the only African-American member of the team.


Who said this: “Choose and perish! Choose! Choose the form of the Destructor!"

Gozer the Gozerian was played by Slavitza Jovan.


Who said this: “I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft!"

Ray just chose a familiar happy figure to become an evil villain.


Who said this: “I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought."

Egon was played by Harold Ramis.


Who said this: “Funny, us going out like this: killed by a hundred-foot Marshmallow Man!"

Ray still finds the light side in dark things, or at least he tries!


Who said this: “The phone-in topic Today: Ghosts and Ghostbusting. The controversy builds, more sightings are reported, some maintain that these professional paranormal eliminators in New York are the cause of it all."

Larry King appears through a television show being broadcast in one of the scenes.


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