The Middleman

Season 1 Episode 8

The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 04, 2008 on ABC Family



  • Allusions

    • Ghostbusters

      There are several references to the movie Ghostbusters (1984):

      * Reitman University is named after Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters.
      * 55 Ray Parker Jr. Ave refers to the singer who performed the Ghostbusters theme.
      * The Middleman introduces himself and Wendy as Dr. Stantz and Dr. Zeddemore, referencing Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Ackroyd) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson).
      * Louis refers to Louis Tully (Rick Moranis).
      * The radio code names Gatekeeper and Keymaster refer to the two possessing spirits that take over Louis and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver).
      * The sorority photo identifies two of the ghosts as Dana Barrett and Janine Melnitz: Janine Melnitz is the Ghostbusters' secretary (Annie Potts).
      * The Egon Spengler Memorial Award refers to Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), another of the Ghostbusters.
      * "Positron Collider" is a term used by Peter Venkman to describe the Proton Pack, the main device used by the Ghostbusters.
      * "Total photonic reversal" is a term the Ghostbusters toss around.
      * "I don't know if she had legs but she definitely had arms" is a line spoken by Louis in the movie.
      * PKE meters, neutrona wands and Gozarian lenses are pieces of equipment the Ghostbusters use.