Bobby Brown’s Music Video for Ghostbusters 2 is a Bizarre Moment in Time

Though heavily derided we still have some serious love for Ghostbusters 2. Those of a certain generation will also remember the highly eclectic soundtrack which included Run-DMC, Elton John, Jackie Wilson, Doug E. Fresh, Oingo Boingo (with Danny Elfman!) and of course Bobby Brown. Take that Seal, U2 and the rest of the Batman Forever soundtrack! (Romeo+Juliet soundtrack, you’re still okay.)

Interestingly, the Bobby Brown track “On Our Own” spawned a music video featuring not only awkwardly inserted clips from Ghostbusters 2 projected onto New York City buildings, but also bizarre and random celebrity guest appearances, including, but not limited to, Iman, Christopher Reeve, Rick Moranis, Jane Curtin, The Ramones, Rick Moranis, and Donald Trump. Watch below and then let us know if you can tell us what they were thinking.

Assumably, this video made complete sense when it was made, but in 2012 it becomes a weird snapshot of something that’s hard to believe ever happened, even though we lived through it. (Even though we loved the soundtrack.)

Perhaps we can call this the “Liberian Girl” Effect, in honor of the famous Michael Jackson video (and quickly forgotten song), which featured 33 random celebrity guest appearances. Is there a reason Christopher Reeve appears on a bike here? Can you play the Kevin Bacon game with this video (hint: Lori Singer is in there and was in Footloose with a guy who’s name rhymes with Levin Facon.) Okay. Now tell us what you think is going on in this video and if you like it better than Ghostbusters 2 itself.


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