Taken during the production of Ghostbusters 2, this behind-the-scenes footage reveals a darker, less professional side to the beloved mascot of the Ghostbusters franchise. Slimer was frequently so drunk that even he had problems taken the simplest of directions, as evidenced by this video of the special effects team trying desperately to get him prepped for the bus scene, as Slimer blows it time after time. Of course, it didn’t help that Slimer had also eaten a small woman named Robin, either. (Via /Film)
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