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The Baba Booey Shouter was a citizen of New York City who shouted "Baba Booey" when Mayor Bradley was interviewed about the attack of ghosts.

History

NY1 Anchor #1 questioned Mayor Bradley if he was honestly claiming no one saw any ghosts and what actually happened was that terrorists drugged all of the water with hallucinogens. A man in trench coat walked behind them, checked the time on his wrist watch, walked, then a couple, then a bystander in a maroon hoodie. Bradley answered yes then was confused. The bystander shouted, "Baba Booey!" Bradley turned and looked around. Pat stuttered.

Trivia

  • "Baba Booey" is the nickname given to Gary Dell'Abate, executive producer of The Howard Stern Show. On the July 26, 1990 episode, when Gary was discussing a Quick Draw McGraw animation cel he might purchase, he misstated the name of McGraw's sidekick Baba Looey as Baba Booey. The rest of the cast "goofed" on his mistake, and continually called him "Baba Booey" over the years. Eventually, Gary titled his autobiography They Call Me Baba Booey. The term "Baba Booey" has been used by fans of The Howard Stern Show during crank calls to live network television or radio broadcasts. It it this type of usage that is seen in the movie.[1]
  • The Baba Booey Shouter is portrayed by Johnny Higgins, son of Steve Higgins.[2]
  • "Baba Booey" was chosen because Paul Feig is a fan of Howard Stern.[3]
  • Anchor #1 and Mayor Bradley are upstaged by a civilian in the background - a nod to the first movie when something similar happened in the first montage.

Appearances

References

  1. Wikipedia: Gary Dell'Abate
  2. Katie Dippold (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:59:49-01:59:52). Sony Pictures. Katie Dippold says: "And you see Steve Higgins' son here in the background."
  3. Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Writer & Director Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:59:53-01:59:56). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "And the Baba Booey because I'm a big Howard Stern fan."

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