Steampunk Ghostbusters tribute: "Whom Shall You Telegram?"

This olde-tyme silent movie steampunk homage to Ghostbusters is spectacular.

It's a commercial of sorts for a Victorian-themed ghost removal service known as League of STEAM (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management). You gotta love the tinkly piano tribute to the 1984 film's theme. What fun.

(thanks, Porkchop!)


  1. Okay, the way ‘Egon’ checked for his marks just like in the original just made this for me. Good work, fellas.

  2. Also, this isn’t so much Victorian as it is say, 1910? The Ragtime and Silent Movie style place it distinctly in that era.

  3. Outstanding!

    Style, costumes, makeup, music … everything works, right down to the sepia.

  4. As Anon wrote, “The verb is ‘to telegraph’.”

    Shouldn’t the title read, “To Whom You Shall Telegram?” I am soooo Who/Whom confused.

    1. I read about the use of ‘whom’ just for that reason, but I found that there has been significant usage, mostly British, which uses ‘whom’ as a subject and such. So it’s.. ok?

  5. Wait, so they managed to get as far as “who you gonna call” in 1:04? And then, that’s the end?

    This is like the basil or oregano of a good idea… the raw ingredients, sure, but a little more substance before it is actually edible.

  6. I didn’t really enjoy it. Can’t say much else.

    I got a real chuckle out of the preview frame they chose, though. The guy on the left looks like he’s eating a bare hotdog.

  7. “I beg of you, good sirs, kindly refrain from allowing the beams to intersect…”

  8. tel·e·gram
    v. tel·e·grammed , tel·e·gram·ming , tel·e·grams
    To telegraph (something) or be telegraphed.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

    –verb (used with object)
    4. to transmit or send (a message) by telegraph.
    5. to send a message to (a person) by telegraph.
    6. Informal . to divulge or indicate unwittingly (one’s intention, next offensive move, etc.), as to an opponent or to an audience; broadcast: The fighter telegraphed his punch and his opponent was able to parry it. If you act nervous too early in the scene, you’ll telegraph the character’s guilt.
    –verb (used without object)
    7. to send a message by telegraph.

    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

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