Jimmy Kimmel Live celebrated Ghostbusters Day on Wednesday, June 8 — the anniversary of the original Ghostbusters release — with an all new Ghostbusters-themed episode. Guests included the casts of both the original '80s film and the new reboot, with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon on hand to dish about their upcoming, all-female Ghostbusters . The team was also joined by original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson for a huge, Ghostbusters-packed show. But, that's not all. Providing music for the Ghostbusters Day celebration was none other than Ray Parker Jr., the man who wrote and performed the original theme song. When the casts were finally brought out together, the new and original Ghostbusters cast danced to the "Ghostbusters" theme song on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Fans of Ghostbusters know that it's impossible to hear those electric chords of "Ghostbusters" and not want to dance, or at least sing along. Well, it appears not even Murray, Wiig, Aykroyd, and others are immune. When the casts, both old and new, were brought out on Jimmy Kimmel's primetime "Game Night 3" special, Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters" started and Murray dragged Wiig onto the dance floor as the show broke to commercial. Lucky for us, Jimmy Kimmel Live released a clip of the entire performance, featuring the dance moves of the Ghostbusters cast.
Watching the video, it's clear that the original and new Ghostbusters have chemistry — what with Murray dancing alongside Wiig, and Aykroyd dancing hand-in-hand with Jones. Aykroyd recently praised the reboot on his WhoSay page, writing, "Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it!" If nothing else, the image of Aykroyd and Jones dancing to the "Ghostbusters" theme proves he was telling the truth.
If this doesn't make you excited for the new Ghostbusters film, then nothing will.
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