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Don't Cross the (Video) Streams

By Nate Weinstein

YouTube Film

Update (8/15) Thanks to everyone who voted. Here are the final results of the poll.


This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the film that put "crossing the streams," Gozer the Gozerian, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on the map. An instant quotable classic, Ghostbusters -- and its memorable theme song -- has maintained a multi-generational following ever since its release in 1984. To celebrate the anniversary, we'll be showing Ghostbusters on YouTube with a special spotlight on the homepage starting tonight at 6pm PT. Or, you can find it by searching in our movies section.

But don't take this opportunity for granted. You only have seven days to watch the movie before it ceases any and all supernatural activity and returns forthwith to its place of origin -- or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension. So we're challenging you, the YouTube community, to get out there and watch it, comment on it, and share it with your friends.

There are also an abundance of great tribute videos to the heroes, the ghosts, and the ionization-rate for all ectoplasmic entities on YouTube. Here are a few standouts for your enjoyment:

Also, be sure to vote in our "Most Quotable Ghostbusters lines" poll located in the upper right-hand corner of this blog. If your favorite quote's missing, just leave it in the comments below.

Back off, man. I'm a scientist.