47 Hidden Scenes in Ghostbusters

Following is our collection of Ghostbusters facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Ghostbusters film message.

In the company commercial you can see Egon look down at his mark before stepping forward to deliver his line.
In the company commercial you can see Egon look down at his mark before stepping forward to deliver his line.

After their first mission to the Ball Room, Egon makes subtle gestures to Peter how much they should be charging for the entrapment of Slimer

Ghostbusters Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Porn star Ron Jeremy can be seen briefly amongst the crowd watching the scientists' Firehouse explode.

  2. The PKE Meter was actually a shoe shine device.

  3. They had to shoot several scenes twice using the name "Ghostbreakers", as the name "Ghostbusters" was still owned by Filmation animation studio.

  4. Vigo the Carpathian's title is the same as the last name of the actors who play baby Oscar. Hank & Will Deutschendorf.

  5. The customer in Ray's Occult Books in Ghostbusters 2 is Michael Kors.

Ghostbusters Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Outside of Kristen Wiig's office at the university, there is a bust of Harold Ramis (AKA: Dr. Egon Spengler).
    Outside of Kristen Wiig's office at the university, there is a bust of Harold Ramis (AKA: Dr. Egon Spengler).
  • 1 - : when the ghosts escape HQ building, in the longshot there is a Stay Puft ad on the side of the building
    : when the ghosts escape HQ building, in the longshot there is a Stay Puft ad on the side of the building
  • 1 - The Stay Puft logo can be seen on the side of the building while the ghosts are being released. Also, when Dana returns from grocery shopping, we see that she also has a bag of Stay Puft marshmallows
    The Stay Puft logo can be seen on the side of the building while the ghosts are being released. Also, when Dana returns from grocery shopping, we see that she also has a bag of Stay Puft marshmallows

Ghostbusters Hidden Facts

1 - Egon subtly signals "4,000" with his fingers to Venkman as Venkman has no clue how much to charge the hotel manager.
Egon subtly signals "4,000" with his fingers to Venkman as Venkman has no clue how much to charge the hotel manager.
1 - Peter asks Dana to "get crazy with me on the streets of Manhattan tonight" while she poses as the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by 5 models of the statue including a large model of the torch. Later in the film, Peter "gets crazy on the streets of Manhattan" with the real Statue.
Peter asks Dana to "get crazy with me on the streets of Manhattan tonight" while she poses as the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by 5 models of the statue including a large model of the torch. Later in the film, Peter "gets crazy on the streets of Manhattan" with the real Statue.
1 - Jason Reitman, director/writer of Ghostbusters Afterlife (2020), made a cameo appearance in Ghostbusters 2 (1989), which his father, Ivan Reitman, directed along with the original
Jason Reitman, director/writer of Ghostbusters Afterlife (2020), made a cameo appearance in Ghostbusters 2 (1989), which his father, Ivan Reitman, directed along with the original
1 - The flags in the background of the Lincoln Center scene are flying at half mast. This was in response to an attack on a U.S. barracks that occurred on Oct 23, 1983.
The flags in the background of the Lincoln Center scene are flying at half mast. This was in response to an attack on a U.S. barracks that occurred on Oct 23, 1983.

: Venkman knows how much to charge, because Egon tells him through hand gestures.

1 - The Mask (1994) features a scene taking place in the Ghostbusters (1984) firehouse. You can tell that Its the same firehouse because of the doors and the wall's colour scheme.
The Mask (1994) features a scene taking place in the Ghostbusters (1984) firehouse. You can tell that Its the same firehouse because of the doors and the wall's colour scheme.
1 - During the explosion of the containment unit, you can see a Stay Puft advertisement on one of the buildings near GBHQ, which could be another reason why Ray chose Stay Puft as he would have passed by and seen it everyday.
During the explosion of the containment unit, you can see a Stay Puft advertisement on one of the buildings near GBHQ, which could be another reason why Ray chose Stay Puft as he would have passed by and seen it everyday.
1 - Louis Tully, despite being the 'keymaster', gets locked out of his apartment on three separate occasions.
Louis Tully, despite being the 'keymaster', gets locked out of his apartment on three separate occasions.

When Dana asks about Egons experiment, she becomes an unknowing subject of it herself. Pay attention to Egons little device beeping, proving his theory of human emotion effecting the physical environment is possibly correct.

1 - The StayPuft Marshmellow Man's face recognizes that crossing the streams will seal the portal before it happens.
The StayPuft Marshmellow Man's face recognizes that crossing the streams will seal the portal before it happens.
1 - -The creepy parade balloons are based on real Macy's parade balloons from the early 20th Century
-The creepy parade balloons are based on real Macy's parade balloons from the early 20th Century

Peter has the newspapers and magazine covers featured in the first movie's montage framed on his wall.

1 - You can see a Stay Puft billboard when the containment unit explodes
You can see a Stay Puft billboard when the containment unit explodes
1 - We see Hi Ho crackers. These are the cheapest version of good crackers. Laying the foundation of how poor they were at the time.
We see Hi Ho crackers. These are the cheapest version of good crackers. Laying the foundation of how poor they were at the time.
1 - Gozer's structure at the end was designed to resemble the film's first location: The New York Public Library.
Gozer's structure at the end was designed to resemble the film's first location: The New York Public Library.
1 - Louis Tully is constantly getting locked out of his apartment. He is then possessed by Vinz Clortho, The Keymaster, and Dana Barrett's door flies open for him.
Louis Tully is constantly getting locked out of his apartment. He is then possessed by Vinz Clortho, The Keymaster, and Dana Barrett's door flies open for him.

Peter ridicules a psychic on his show for thinking that the world will end on New Year's Eve that year. The psychic is right, Vigo the Carpathian tries to return to life on New Year's Eve.

Venkman is introduced conducting what appears to be a fraudulent experiment testing a student's ESP ability by shocking him. However as the scene goes on the student's guesses improve, implying the experiment is actually working.

The uniforms have catheter tubes built into the left pant leg. Most clearly seen on Egon and Peter's uniforms in this picture.

1 - A movie theatre marquee advertises a movie starring Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin. Levy and Martin appeared on the series "SCTV" with "Ghostbusters" stars Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis.
A movie theatre marquee advertises a movie starring Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin. Levy and Martin appeared on the series "SCTV" with "Ghostbusters" stars Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis.

Spangler makes a joke about Egon's big head. Egon retorts "they're more interested in my epididymis", in effect saying women like his penis.

1 - Venkman's test subject correctly guesses the hidden card proving Venkman's theory but he is too busy hitting on the girl to notice.
Venkman's test subject correctly guesses the hidden card proving Venkman's theory but he is too busy hitting on the girl to notice.

Dana Barrett is first seen returning home with a bag of groceries. We know one of the items she bought were eggs but she also bought Stay Puft marshmallows. Although the eggs were cooking the Stay Puft were perfectly fine.

1 - Slimer turns up out of nowhere, driving a bus, to help his friend Louis because he feels bad for eating Louis' lunch earlier in the film.
Slimer turns up out of nowhere, driving a bus, to help his friend Louis because he feels bad for eating Louis' lunch earlier in the film.
1 - When Louis/Vinz is taken into the station the screen behind him that is hooked up to his colander helmet (r/thatsabooklight) shows his true form as one of the dogs from the apartment building roof and the Keymaster of Gozer.
When Louis/Vinz is taken into the station the screen behind him that is hooked up to his colander helmet (r/thatsabooklight) shows his true form as one of the dogs from the apartment building roof and the Keymaster of Gozer.
1 - The evil ghost nanny that kidnaps Dana's baby is actually played by the same actor that plays her boss, just dressed up as a woman.
The evil ghost nanny that kidnaps Dana's baby is actually played by the same actor that plays her boss, just dressed up as a woman.

Special effects in Ghostbusters (2016) break the 4th wall.

1 - Louis Tulley has a Venus fly trap. This is a reference to Rick Moranis's role as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, a musical about a Venus fly trap that eats people.
Louis Tulley has a Venus fly trap. This is a reference to Rick Moranis's role as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, a musical about a Venus fly trap that eats people.

Movie Detail Question: In Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

1 - Today - feel old yet?
Today - feel old yet?
1 - When Rowan/Kevin is forcing the police officers and soldiers to dance, Rowan/Kevin does a spin but keeps his head facing forward - ghostlike.
When Rowan/Kevin is forcing the police officers and soldiers to dance, Rowan/Kevin does a spin but keeps his head facing forward - ghostlike.
1 - The marshmallow bag on the kitchen counter foreshadows the shape Roy chooses for the The Traveller later in the movie.
The marshmallow bag on the kitchen counter foreshadows the shape Roy chooses for the The Traveller later in the movie.
1 - . Anybody know the story of the guy in the upper right corner?
. Anybody know the story of the guy in the upper right corner?

: After Venkman shocks him, the 1st test subject shat himself

1 - It pays homage to the original ghostbusters (1984) by setting these shots the same as the original did for showing the ECTO-1 run for the first time.
It pays homage to the original ghostbusters (1984) by setting these shots the same as the original did for showing the ECTO-1 run for the first time.
Ghostbusters poster
Ghostbusters poster

Ghostbusters Plot

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Ghostbusters. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Director Ivan Reitman
Stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
IMDB score 7.8