Hey, have you guys heard about the new Ghostbusters movie coming out this week? Many of the film’s cast members have one obvious thing in common… that’s right, many of them were on Saturday Night Live (is there some other difference you were thinking of?). The casting of Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and (in a supporting role) Cecily Strong establishes a clear lineage with the 1984 original, which featured Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd acting out (and riffing on) an Aykroyd-cowritten script. The first film remains one of the most successful to star Saturday Night Live alumni, which got your SportsAlcohol.com crew thinking about how cast members on that program have made the transition into movies. Nathaniel, Sara, Marisa, Jesse, and Jon got together to talk about this rich history for roughly the length of a Saturday Night Live episode to talk about official SNL movies, unofficial SNL movies, and a whole lot of actors.
Listen and find the answers to the following questions, and more!
- Does Mike Myers work without makeup?
- Which one of us saw Bordello of Blood in the theaters?
- How young is too young to watch Beverly Hills Cop?
- What movie is an even less distilled expression of Aykroyd-ness than Ghostbusters?
- Have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler really made it in the movies yet?
- Which SNL players do we want to see star in their own movie?
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