The season finale of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs went big and, well… slimy, as host Mike Rowe lived many Ghostbusters fans’ dreams of getting covered with ectoplasm!
Originally aired last month, Discovery’s official YouTube channel have uploaded the segment with Rowe, recounting seeing the 1984 comedy in theaters, admitting that “ever since that day, 38 years ago, (I) dreamed about getting slimed.”
Visiting Santa Fe Springs’ Blair Adhesives, the glue company has a long history in film. Doubling as a special effects studio, you’ve undoubtedly seen their work, making the slime used in both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, in addition to brewing up similar thick and viscous substances for countless other film and television shows, including Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, and True Blood.
During the segment, Blair Adhesive president Scott Heger was a bit secretive regarding the substances recipe, with what’s cooked for Dirty Jobs said to be “the same basic ingredients, different color, different mix.” When asked how much slime was used in the first Ghostbusters, Hegar said 165 gallons, while 13,000 gallons was used as part of the pink slime-soaked 1989 sequel.
The highlight, of course, comes when Rowe checks the moment off his bucket list, mentioning the irony that after years of being covered in real dirt, mud, concrete, and even crap, he’d choose to get doused in fake slime, saying that “If it’s good enough for Bill Murray, it’s good enough for me.”