Ghostbusters II’s Vigo the Carpathian trends after painting appears in ‘vintage clip’ of Antique Roadshow

It’s beginning to appear that you never know where Ghostbusters II‘s antagonist, the 16th Century medieval tyrant, Vigo the Carpathian, could show up. After all, earlier this year, he was immortalized alongside members of the Royal Family, and now, a vintage clip has surfaced from a 1991 episode of Antique Roadshow that sees the sorcerer appraised.

Just so we’re clear, both of those moments totally happened, and neither photoshop nor video editing came into play. None whatsoever.

Since yesterday evening, my inbox has been full of Ghostbusters fans sending me this comical clip from comedian Olaf Falafel that casts Vigo as a mere painting that was “put away with its face to the wall” after the owner claimed her family didn’t have “a great deal of affection for.”

At the time of this posting, the video has amassed nearly 750k views, with many Ghostbusters fans sharing their love for the film, the Sorrow of Moldavia himself, along with memes and similar photo and video edits.

As documented, earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, revealed their first official joint portrait. Of course, the internet having a bit of fun, with comedian and filmmaker Matthew Highton casting Vigo alongside the couple.

We should also mention, in what has quickly become a yearly tradition, Vigo was honored as part of this year’s Academy Awards, once again taking home an Oscar, with the Academy citing that his performance in 1989’s Ghostbusters II remains unmatched, even heralding it as “peak cinema.”

Given we’re only in September, here’s hoping Vigo can manage another meme-worthy, high-profile appearance before year’s end.

Jason Fitzsimmons

Jason Fitzsimmons

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