Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson revived the original Ghostbusters last night for appearances on two NBC programs promoting the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife on bothThe Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon andLate night with Seth Meyers.
Highlight of the performances: Aykroyd makes his distinctive Blues Brothers dance to a beat provided by drummer Nate Smith and to the delight of his old friend Murray.
Murray encouraged Aykroyd to show off his eccentric steps, then lovingly remembered the first time he had ever witnessed such movements: Akryod had begun dating Saturday Night Live author Rosie Shuster, remembered Murray, and the young couple, both from Canada, wore boots so heavy they could not walk.
“The two worst dancers I’ve ever seen in my life,” jokes Murray. Even after all these years, Murray’s joy of seeing Aykroyd’s movements is evident when the dance begins.
On the two late-night shows, the three actors who, along with the late Harold Ramis, played the title characters in the 80s hits. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, discussed their reasons for repeating the roles of the new ones Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Said Aykroyd further Fall on, “Jason Reitman wrote an amazing script, so full of heart, that goes straight back to the first two films and its DNA.” The trio, Aykroyd said, read the script and thought, “This is the right time.” Murray added: “Jason is the son of the original director Ivan Reitman and he had his own attitude because he grew up as a child of Ghostbusters in a way.”
In addition to the three original stars is Sony Ghostbusters: Afterlife starring Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace and Paul Rudd. The film will hit theaters on Friday, November 19th.
Watch the clip with Aykroyd dancing above and other segments with Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson on the two late-night shows below.