Steampunk Ghostbusters tribute: "Whom Shall You Telegram?"


16 Responses to “Steampunk Ghostbusters tribute: "Whom Shall You Telegram?"”

  1. Astragali says:

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

  2. jfrancis says:

    By the Edwardian Era Einstein had laid most of the foundation for the Warp Drive.

  3. Taro 3Yen says:

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

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

    • skeletoncityrepeater says:

      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?

  4. Anonymous says:

    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.

  5. highlyverbal says:

    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. jfrancis says:

    Did they have ghosts back then?

  7. Arsnof says:

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

  8. Anonymous says:

    Back then, they knew that “telegram” is a noun. The verb is “to telegraph”.

  9. W. James Au says:

    I ain’t trepidatious of no specter.

  10. skeletoncityrepeater says:

    I must remind readers that there is a mighty cool and old fashioned precursor to Ghostbusters (not including Scooby Doo)

    Ghost Breakers (1940)

  11. skeletoncityrepeater says:

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

  12. CliffStoll says:


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

  13. oxrs says:

    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.

  14. Anonymous says:


    Yep, it’s Edwardian at best.


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