There's a segment in there where he talks about auditioning for The Real Ghostbusters, how he came up with Egon's voice, a surprising person auditioning for one of the guys, and his take on the Bill Murray/Lorenzo Music story. You gotta read the whole thing!
Post by Miss Janine on Aug 20, 2006 13:37:23 GMT -4
I get the idea he and Bill never met face to face, but they have mutual acquaintances. And I don't know how much input he may have had on the writing of either series. I still get knocked over by the emotion he put into Egon's voice in "Janine, You've Changed". The man is just incredible.
And I still say Bill only got the part of Garfield because Lorenzo Music was gone. Otherwise, we all know who the kitty would have been voiced by...
Lots of fascinating stuff....though what really struck my interest was Mo's account of none other than Ernie Hudson trying out for the animated role of Winston.
I'm torn. As great as Arsenio Hall did in the part, I can't help but wonder...would some of the arch movie purists dump on the show as much if Hudson had voiced Winston on TV? And couldn't they have offered Hudson the part once Arsenio left the show? Buster Jones was by far the best of the three "replacement" voices, but I don't think anybody would've complained about Ernie.
I guess we'll never know, but it's an interesting thought.
It's a pity he doesn't talk more about Egon. He was so great, better than Ramis really because he gave Egon the spark of humanity that made him so likeable in the cartoon. It's a shame that his father was killed like that in '87. With friends like that, who needs enemies? His father gets killed in '87 and he's having alcohol problems until '89 all while doing RGB? That's impressive, it never once showed in Egon's voice. It's a wonder he wasn't another one they ended up replacing.
Janine and Egon are like two halves of the same soul separated aeons ago by fate and preordained to meet each other, no matter the odds, every lifetime throughout history... throughout all eternity. Taken from my fic "The Lady in Red."