Rick Moranis improvised his entire Louis Tully speech in Ghostbusters at his apartment party, none of that was scripted. He decided he’d be a tax accountant and riffed all that gold. “I’m giving this whole thing as a promotional expense, that’s why I invited clients instead of friends.”

The Great, Random Ghostbusters Moment That Rick Moranis Apparently Completely Made Up

You never really need an excuse to watch Ghostbusters. The 1984 classic is the perfect concoction of humor, special effects, and sci-fi goodness. Obviously, the impending Ghostbusters reboot has led to increased chatter regarding the first film, which means that further unknown tidbits regarding its production have been unearthed. The latest being that Rick Moranis completely improvised one of the funniest scenes of Ghostbusters, which saw Louis Tully revealing the business and tax details of a couple that have just arrived at his party, which the accountant has only invited his clients to so that he could write it off. Director Ivan Reitman, who returned to oversee the sequel and is also working as a producer on the reboot, made this revel… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

11 thoughts on “Rick Moranis improvised his entire Louis Tully speech in Ghostbusters at his apartment party, none of that was scripted. He decided he’d be a tax accountant and riffed all that gold. “I’m giving this whole thing as a promotional expense, that’s why I invited clients instead of friends.””

  1. haversack77

    Watched it recently for my girls’ first time. I loved this line:

    Moranis: “Who’re you guys?”
    Akroyd: “We’re the Ghostbusters”
    Moranis: “Who does your taxes?”.

  2. malcontented

    That riff is my favorite scene of the movie

  3. Ravenmausi

    To add:

    This impro was during rehearsal and not the actual shot – just like Betty White made the pseudo Skandinavian words up for the St. Olaf stories.

  4. Yardsale420

    Gee, I think all I got is acetylsalicylic acid, generic. See, I can get six hundred tablets of that for the same price as three hundred of a name brand. That makes good financial sense, good advice…
    Hey, this is real smoked salmon from Nova Scotia, Canada, $24.95 a pound! It only cost me $14.12 after tax, though.
    I’m givin’ this whole thing as a promotional expense, that’s why I invited clients instead of friends. You havin’ a good time, Mark?
    How you doing? Why don’t you have some of the brie, it’s at room temperature!
    You think it’s too warm in here for the brie?

  5. Head_Paper_Now

    Anybody want to play Parcheesi?

  6. FrankDrakman

    People who love this part of the movie should watch *Strange Brew* with Rick, and Dave Thomas, as the Mackenzie Brothers.

  7. UserN-me

    – Do you have any Excedrin or Extra Strength Tylenol?

    • __”Gee, I think all I got is this cedacelacytic acid. Generic. See, I can get six hundred tablets of that for the same price as three hundred of the name brand. Makes good financial sense. Good advice.__

    __Hey, this is real smoked salmon from Nova Scotia, Canada, $24.95 a pound. It only cost me $14.12 after tax, though. I’m giving this whole thing as a promotional expense. That’s why I invited clients instead of friends….__

    __You having a good time, Marv? How ya doing? Why don’t you have some of the Brie? It’s at room temperature! You think it’s too warm in here for the Brie?__

  8. John82348

    This guy is awesome more ways than one. He gave up his acting career to raise his children after his wife died. Besides being a great actor, he’s a great person!

  9. Travis_T_OJustice

    Gozer the Traveller – he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex supplicants, they chose a new form for him – that of a giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of a Sloar that day, I can tell you!

  10. icarusfell69

    I just watched this last night for the first time. Amazing. Rick Moranis nails the awkward guy role.

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