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The Animated Toaster is a standard household toaster appliance using by Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz when they began studying the Psychomagnotheric Slime.

History

Primary Canon History

Ghostbusters II

During the Vigo incident, Egon and Ray began to analyze the Psychomagnotheric Slime they gathered from various locations. They discovered it gave an equally strong positive reaction to Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" song. A kinetic test of the reaction was conducted with a toaster. After coating the interior with the slime and playing Jackie Wilson, the toaster became animated and jumped, danced, and spat out toast. When shown this for the first time, Peter Venkman hugged the toaster and remarked it would be "my number one Christmas boutique gift item" then joked it ate his fingers. Ultimately, this kinetic test was carried out in grander scale with the Statue of Liberty on New Year's Eve.

Secondary Canon

IDW Comics

During the Proteus incident, the alternate Ray Stantz held the Animated Toaster while his counterpart got ready to go through the Interspatial Teleportation Unit. During inventory, one fall, the animated toaster was chained down on a shelf.

Behind the Scenes

For the Animated Toaster, Chuck Gaspar and his crew mounted tiny air cylinders inside the toaster at various spots. The power cord was used as the air supply line. Microswitches were hooked in ad on cue they fired off the cylinders and the toaster bounced around the billiard table.[1]

Trivia

Appearances

Primary Canon

Ghostbusters II

Secondary Canon

Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II

IDW Comics

References

  1. Eisenberg, Adam (November 1989). Ghostbusters Revisited, Cinefex magazine #40, page 22. Cinefex, USA.
  2. Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes (2017). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters 101 #3" (2017) (Comic p.24). Ghostbusters 101 Class Notes reads: "Can animate the inanimate (statues, toasters, etc.)."

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