We were watching Stripes the other night and it was great to take notice of?what a dreamy charmer Harold Ramis is. Not that it came as any surprise, I've seen him innumerable times as Egon Spengler, but because I had never seen Stripes before, it felt like a new discovery.
He's sarcastic, tongue in cheek funny, yet seems like the nicest, coolest guy. I want to be his friend. I want to hear his deep voice laugh at my jokes and see his eyes roll up in his head as we knowingly smirk about someone behind their back.
Don't laugh. Lots of people want to be his friend. Even the New Yorker, who wrote this love letter article to him.
His impact on comedy is immense. People like Adam Sandler and the Farrelly Brothers note his films in with?reverence and adoration. Animal House, Caddyshack, Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day – his resume might not be as long as some contemporaries in Hollywood, but it'd be a chore to find anyone as consistently funny.