The Slime Scooper is a unique surveyor's tool created and used by the Ghostbusters.
After the team dug a giant hole in the middle of First Avenue, on behalf of Dana Barrett, Ray Stantz was volunteered to investigate what lay underground. He sighted a river of Mood slime. Ray quickly procured a sample with the Slime Scooper but the river began to claw at Ray. He was pulled up in a panic and accidentally triggered a power outage. The Slime Scooper was confiscated by the police and used in the trial the next day as an exhibit.
The Slime Scooper is worn on the belt and can retract out. It can then be furthered lowered or pulled back by being wound up like a fishing pole's reel.
Stephen Dane designed the Slime Scooper with a compacted view with an air attachment extending the rod via sliding switch. The prop department opted to make the prop with an extended handle rather than spend more money to work out the mechanics of Dane's design.
- Ghostbusters II
- Jack Doud's Homepage-Ghostbusters 2 Slime Scooper Reference images and build information.
- Slimer Scooper blueprints
- Wallace, Daniel (2015). Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History, p. 202-203. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108. Stephen Dane says: "I designed one with a compacted view, and the prop department made one with an extended handle. In my design there's a sliding switch near the handle and an air attachment used to extend the rod. But they're not going to spend the money to make all of [the mechanics] work on camera."