Wild and crazy Aykroyd in town to pitch vodka

Dan Aykroyd autographs the leg of Katherine Chapman of Florence on Wednesday inside the Burris Liquor store in downtown Charleston. Scores of fans lined up and waited for the comedian to make an appearance at the store to hawk his Crystal Head Vodka. 'I d

Who ya gonna call when you need a stiff drink?

Apparently, Dan Aykroyd.

The former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and "Ghostbusters" star was in Charleston Wednesday hawking his new brand of liquor, Crystal Head Vodka.

"I used to just have my fading celebrity to talk about, but now I've got this great vodka," Aykroyd said in his trademark booming voice, harkening back to when he played a pitchman on SNL for the Super Bass-O-Matic 76. ("Wow, that's terrific bass!")

At 4:45 p.m. Aykroyd's giant white RV pulled up outside the Burris Liquor Store on Meeting Street and moments later the man some people had been waiting over two hours to see emerged.

He strode into the store, a mini-entourage in tow, sporting a black button-down shirt complete with skull logo, black Harvard University Police hat and sunglasses.

Inside, people posed for photos, got autographs and chatted with Aykroyd about why he was here.

"Because this is fun," said Aykroyd, who also planned to go on a mini-pub crawl in the city. "I love it."

Rumors swirled about whether or not RiverDogs co-owner and fellow SNL alum Bill Murray would show up to crash the party. But as of 5:30 p.m. that fantastic possibility never materialized.

The 300-plus fans who snaked around the outside of the store and down the street didn't seem to be the least bit disappointed.

Ben Farris, an Aykroyd fan from Alabama who was visiting Charleston, was so excited he could barely get his $45 crystal skull-shaped vodka bottle back in its box after he got it signed.

"Oh, I'm not drinking this," he said. "It's going up on the shelf next to my Widespread Panic poster."

Or, perhaps, right next to his Super Bass-O-Matic 76.