"How is Elvis, and have you seen him lately?"

- Joe Franklin; Ghostbusters

Talk show host and nostalgia guru Joe Franklin starred as himself in Ghostbusters.


After the Sedgewick Hotel bust, the Ghostbusters became famous and swamped with work. Ray Stantz appeared on The Joe Franklin Show. Franklin asked Ray if the Ghostbusters had seen Elvis.


Joe Franklin was known for The Joe Franklin Show which had aired on WOR-TV from 1962 to 1993. [1] The same show (originally on WJZ-TV and later on WABC-TV from 1951 til the moved in 1962) was known as the first television talk show. [2]


  • In 10/7/1983 final shooting script, Joe Franklin started the show off with telling Ray the Ghostbusters reminded him of Ghostbreakers starring Bob Hope. [3]
  • In one of the takes, Dan Aykroyd answered Franklin's Elvis question with, "He's lost a lot of weight." [4]



  1. Wikipedia-WWOR-TV
  2. Wikipedia-Joe Franklin
  3. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0590336843. Joe Franklin says: "Ray, every time I hear about your company, I can't help thinking about the old Bob Hope movie."
  4. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0590336843. Paragraph reads: "During one of the takes, Aykroyd responded to Franklin's inquiry about Elvis with: "He's lost a lot of weight."

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