The Eternal Legacy of Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis will be dearly missed and fondly remembered as a man who connected multiple generations together with timeless comedy favorites. His talent for writing, directing and producing witty and humorous one-liners and creating funny characters, as well as portraying funny characters that were witty and humorous with some great one-liners, Harold Ramis was in the entertainment business to make people laugh and smile.
And he did.
Here is a small collection of his writing, directing, producing and acting credits:
Caddyshack, Stripes, Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, Multiplicity, As Good as It Gets, High Fidelity, Orange County and Year One.
These are just some of his best-known projects. Just reading those titles is making me laugh and reminisce about all the hilariously classic scenes I and millions of others still happily quote to this day. Harold Ramis not only brought countless families together to watch the Griswold’s every Thanksgiving and Christmas, Bill Murray every Groundhog Day, but he also brought us joy in watching two idiots struggle in the Army and, unforgettably, the coolest group of ghost-fighting scientists in history.
He was a comedy legend that worked with comedy legends. In front of the camera or behind it, he was sensational. That’s a rare gift and he was a rare talent.
While it’s impossible to pay a complete tribute to his life and filmography, below is a video by CNN’s Jake Tapper that can serve as a wonderful reminder of how he made us laugh and feel better about the infinitely complex and mysterious thing we call life.
Who are we gonna miss?
Thanks for the memories and rest in peace.
Posted on February 25, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged "Groundhog Day", "Orange County", Animal House, Bill Murray, comedy, death, entertainment, funny, Ghostbusters, Harold Ramis, High Fidelity, Hollywood, legend, National Lampoon's Vacation, popular culture, popular culture references, sad, unforgettable, video clip. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.