Day 9: Ghostbusters was released in 1984, and although appearing for just a few minutes at the end of the film, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man became an iconic character. “It just popped in there… I tried to think of the most harmless thing…something that could never possibly destroy us.” Ray tries to explain what he inadvertently conjured to destroy New York. Spoiler alert: The scene begins with the impact tremors, very much like Jurassic Park as the T-Rex approaches. It’s a great opener, telling the audience and the characters that something big is heading their way. Mr. Stay Puft is the chosen form of the Destructor, an ancient Sumerian god. The Ghostbusters must destroy the otherworldly gate in order to defeat their foe, melting him.
Did you know: The “marshmallow” goo was actually shaving cream. More than fifty gallons was dumped on Walter Peck (William Atherton), almost knocking him to the ground.