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Mayor Lenny

Mayor of New York City

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Appeared in Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II: Part 3
Played by David Margulies

Mayor Lenny [1] (also known as Mayor [2], and The Mayor of NY [3]) was the mayor of New York who bailed the Ghostbusters out of jail to let them do their job and wipe out Gozer.

HistoryEdit

GhostbustersEdit

In 1984, the Mayor bailed the Ghostbusters out of their jail cell, in which they were placed after the explosion at the Firehouse. Despite Walter Peck's accusations, he listened to Peter Venkman's argument that, if they could stop the impending threat, he would secure a re-election for himself. He gave them a military motorcade to get to Dana Barrett's apartment and had Walter Peck removed from his office.

Ghostbusters IIEdit

Between 1984 and 1989, Lenny hired Jack Hardemeyer as his assistant. Jack jealously, yet needlessly, defended Lenny from the Ghosbusters, citing their association being harmful to the Mayor's run for Governor the following year. When the Ghostbusters were brought to Gracie Mansion, Lenny heard their latest claim but refused to help them. He returned to a party and was unaware Jack had the Ghostbusters committed to Parkview Psychiatric Hospital. As New Years approached, supernatural activity increased to unprecedented levels. Lenny spent an hour in his room talking to the ghost of former mayor Fiorello La Guardia. [4]

The next night, Lenny learned how Jack abused his power and had him dismissed by force. Just as the Ghostbusters exited the Manhattan Museum of Art with Dana Barrett and Oscar, Mayor Lenny arrived on scene. Weeks later, he awarded the Ghostbusters with a Key to the City during a ceremony on Liberty Island.

PersonalityEdit

Mayor Lenny was a reasonable politician who wanted to stop the crisis in New York at any costs. He listened to his advisers patiently for advice before calling the Ghostbusters. He was also a Catholic, and valued the advice of the Archbishop, whom he called "Mike."

TriviaEdit

  • Called "Lenny" by the Archbishop, his first name is presumably Leonard.
  • The Mayor was made to look like mayor of New York City at the time, Ed Koch. [citation needed]
  • Lenny is described as a "likeable Democrat and a man of the people - particularly the Irish, Italian and Jewish people." [6] [7]
  • In Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular:
    • The Mayor is referred to Hizzoner, New York slang for the Mayor. [8]
    • The Mayor recalls how he has impeccable visibility with the Carson show, the Letterman show, Donahue, Griffin, and Good Morning, America. He's also published a book, done cameos on Kate and Ali and Ryan's Hope, and there was a play about his life in development. [9]
    • The Mayor immediately dislikes Walter Peck who reminds him of his high school biology teacher. [10]
    • The Mayor's first name was Ed and he was a ward captain. [11]
    • After hearing Peter out, the Mayor muses to himself that Peter could be a dangerous opponent if he ever went into politics. [12]
  • In the Ghostbusters II August 5, 1988 draft, Lenny was no longer the mayor. The mayor is a man named Maury. [13]
  • The scene where Mayor Lenny mentions he had a discussion with the ghost of Fiorella La Guardia was a replacement scene done 4 weeks before Ghostbusters II's release because ILM could not do a ghost FX shot. [14]
  • The surname "Clotch" originates from the Ed Naha written novelization of Ghostbusters II. [15]
  • In Ghost Busted (manga), on chapter two, page 48, Jack refers to Mayor Lenny.
  • On page six of Ghostbusters Issue #4, Lenny is listed on Peck's speed dial.
  • Lenny appears on the back cover of Ghostbusters Volume 2 in a rendition of the scene he debuted in during the first movie.

AppearancesEdit

Primary CanonEdit

Secondary CanonEdit

Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II

ReferencesEdit

  1. Archbishop (1999). Ghostbusters (1984) (DVD ts. 1:15:59). Columbia Pictures. Archbishop says: "How are you, Lenny?"
  2. Ghostbusters credits
  3. Ghostbusters II credits
  4. Mayor Lenny (1989). Ghostbusters II (1989) (DVD). Columbia Pictures. Lenny says: "I spent an hour in my room last night talking to Fiorello La Guardia, and he's been dead for forty years. Now where are the Ghostbusters?"
  5. Cross the Streams Episode 40, 27:16 to 27:45, 5/20/14
  6. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 111). Paragraph reads: "He is a likeable Democrat and a man of the people - particularly the Irish, Italian and Jewish people."
  7. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 156. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "He is a likeable Democrat and a man of the people - particularly the Irish, Italian and Jewish people."
  8. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 211. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984.
  9. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 211. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984. Paragraph reads: "My visibility extends with impeccable clarity to the Carson show, the Letterman show, to Donahue and Griffin and Good Morning, America. I've published a book, done cameos on Kate and Ali and Ryan's Hope. They're doing a play about my life."
  10. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 213. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984. Paragraph reads: "Hizzoner disliked him on sight. He looked like the mayor's high school biology teacher, and Hizzoner had flunked frog dissecting four times."
  11. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 215. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984. Paragraph reads: "The prelate and the mayor were old friends from the days when they'd been priest and ward captain, Tim and Ed, but the formalities still had to be observed."
  12. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 217. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984. Paragraph reads: "If this guy ever goes into politics, he could be very, very dangerous. I wonder if he's a Democrat."
  13. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 84). Peter Venkman says: "You got it, Maury."
  14. Cross the Streams Episode 40, 30:24 to 33:20, 5/20/14
  15. Naha, Ed (1989). Ghostbusters II, p. 18-19. Corgi Books, Great Britain, ISBN 0552135755. Paragraph reads: "Mayor Leonard Clotch wheeled around and, spotting Venkman, wiped a trickle of sweat from his upper lip and almost ran down the hall in the opposite direction."


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