Surprising Thursday…


Surprising Thursday has to begin with the revelation that I’m actually writing this on Friday morning. Surprise! (But it’s still Thursday night really – you know that weird zone at 3am when you’re not sure?)

Anyway, onto more pressing matters. Was just about to watch an episode of Family Guy when I noticed they were making a big fuss that the episode was guest starring Wallace Shawn as Bertram. And I was like “who is he?! I do kinda recognise his voice. So I did IMDb and lo, he’s Rex out of Toy Story.

Mildly interesting.

But then I spy the character picture for Little Bo Peep. (Oh yeah! You can guess this now can’t ya?!) and I’m like, who’s THAT? And would you Adam and Eve it?! The woman who did the voice for Little Bo Peep in Toy Story is none other than….

Janine Melnitz from my office!

Not really my office. That’s just something Pete Venkman says. When he’s trying to persuade Dana to go on a date in Ghostbusters II and says who the babysitter is. Right?

Anyway, I’d have never guessed that. Little Bo Peep! Hey Bo, don’t stare at me. You’ve got the bug eyes. Hey Bo? Sorry about the bug eyes thing. I’ll be in my office!

Other facts I kinda knew but confirmed while researching this fine article:

Janine is played by the same actress in Ghostbusters II despite the radical change in appearance.

Winston did indeed go on to act in precisely squat after his stint as the Ghostbusters token black guy.

There is no ‘t’ in Venkman.

I’ve been saying that bug eyes quote slightly wrong for many years. Haha! But also IMDb has it wrong too as they miss out the “it’s a good job, isn’t it?” bit from the longer quote…

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2 Responses to Surprising Thursday…

  1. Dibbs says:

    Wasn’t it Janine Melnitz from my staff? Whatever, I still see pics of an aged Ernie Hudson in full Winston attire doing the convention rounds every now and then. He rode that train to the end. Wonder if he got its number.

    ‘Sorry. I missed it.’

    See what I did there? Still, he got a raw deal, always getting left out of Ghostbusters products. I think the Megadrive game just completely glossed over his existence. Outters!

  2. bedgell says:

    Janine Melnitz from my staff! Ashasha! Of course! They don’t even WORK in an office?! See, that’s just the kind of sloppy quote remembering that got me into all that trouble with the bug eyes reference…

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