Because it’s Groundhog Day, I thought it might be fun to theme out today’s Happy Monday in honor of Groundhog Day (the movie) star, Bill Murray. True fact: Bill Murray and I were born in the same hospital on the same day. Not exactly the same year, but whatever. This makes us twins and thereby it’s okay if I gather weird facts about him like some people collect their fingernail trimmings. Don’t act like this doesn’t impress you.
Ten surprising facts about the movie Groundhog Day. Did you know they cut out the most expensive (and arguably signifigant) scene, which was one of the reasons why Bill Murray and Harrold Ramis did not speak for many years after? me neither.
A tour inside the town where Groundhog Day was filmed, Woodstock Illinois.
Did you know Bill Murray was nearly cast to play Hans Solo in Star Wars until Lucas decided to cast his carpenter — a guy named Harrison Ford.
He’s also missed out on a lot of film roles because he doesn’t have an agent or a manager and only gets offers for scripts from people who leave phone messages on a 1-800 number that he rarely checks.
Remember that time Taylor Swift and the Haim sisters went to Hawaii and wore Bill Murray sweatshirts to be ironic and stuff? Yeah. That was weird.
Also, remember the time Bill Murray dressed up like Liberace and drove a white Rolls Royce onto the stage for his interview with David Letterman?
Apparently, there is a list of songs inspired by Bill Murray but I am currently unable to locate it. Anyone?
Unrelated news: The 2015 Valentine swap is in full swing! I sent out several hundred emails yesterday. If you signed up and did not get an email yesterday with your addresses, please check your junk mail first. If you still don’t see one, please make it easy for me to find your information by replying directly to the automatic confirmation email (it arrived just after you signed up).