The original 1984 Ghostbusters gang just pulled the rug out from under all the haters that said an all-female version of the film would never be any good. That's right — Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to dance and sing the praises of the women that star in the new movie.
Watch them surprise Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones by waltzing on stage while they were playing a game:
A classic like the original Ghostbusters is a lot to live up to, but Bill Murray, 65, quelled the fears that many fans had been harboring since we first heard that a remake was in the works. Will it really be funny? He assures us it totally is:
"I couldn't be happier, these girls did a really good job. It was only because these girls were funny. When you see the film, you think 'are these girls gonna pull it off?' There's no quit in these girls, this is a tough movie to pull off, it's a big concept, there's a lot on the plate, there's a lot of expectations."
Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote the 1984 script, was in complete agreement:
"We're really really happy. These women performers are great and all the guys in the movie are just fine too."
And Ernie Hudson chimed in to echo the same sentiment:
"The girls are amazing and really really funny."
That's two really's from Ernie Hudson, guys! If that doesn't convince you that this movie is going to be legit, there's no hope for you.
Later in the show, all eight Ghostbusters got up and danced to the theme song, proving that Bill Murray and Kristin Wiig have equally embarrassing dance moves:
Here, why don't you just watch the whole glorious thing:
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Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live via Vulture