Harold Ramis passed away Monday, and one of the best comedy geniuses left us. Caddyshack, Stripes, Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Orange County, Meatballs. You just can’t count the total number of laughs we would have missed without this guy. Millions? More like billions. The entire Earth would probably be swinging differently but for the impact of the writer, director, actor, comedian. He understood comedy like no other–nobody–and one of the best proofs of this can be found in this 2009 interview.
I don’t know why that line is so damned funny, but it is. All hail Harold Ramis.
C.J., thanks for locating that great interview. Barely into the transcript, one can already sense that the ensuing decades had not dulled Harold’s rapid-fire wit one iota. Sadly, now with his untimely passing, another of the comedy greats leaves us way too soon.