Harold Ramis, R.I.P.

by Tim Cavanaugh

Harold Ramis, director of Groundhog Day and Caddyshack, beloved Second City TV player, and co-writer and co-star of canonical films including Ghostbusters and Stripes, has died at the comical age of 69. Ramis is beloved by conservatives for the pro-market Ghostbusters and and the highly spiritual Groundhog Day. His films are beloved by all kinds of people all over the developed world. As Rupert Pupkin said: great comedian, great innovator, and a great great loss.

Some Ramis you may not have seen, from a show too few people watched:

And another SCTV sketch that pretty much defines “too soon,” and I kid only because I loved Ramis’s work and treasure his memory: