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Mar 08, 2014
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Feb 24, 2014
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Bill Murray narrating his “Cinderella Story” in Caddyshack

Here’s Harold Ramis on the scene from And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft:

Pretty much everything [Bill] did in the movie was improvised, except for the big speech he gave on the Dalai Lama. But almost everything else—I would say 95 percent of his work—was improvised. The speech he performs as he cuts off the heads of the flowers with a garden tool was completely improvised. Only the action is indicated in the script: “The greenskeeper, Carl, lops the heads off tulips as he practices his golf swing…”

With that particular speech, the “Cinderella story” speech, I had been out jogging one day, and one way I kept up my spirits was to be the announcer at the Olympics: “It’s the end of the last lap of the marathon; let’s see who’s entering the stadium…oh, it’s Harold Ramis!” So I said to Bill on the set, “You know when you’re pretending that you’re a sports announcer and calling the play-by-play…” He said, “Don’t say anymore.” I got it.” He started talking and improvising, and that speech was the result.

Dec 28, 2012
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If you can stay light, and stay loose, and stay relaxed, you can play at the very highest level—as a baseball player or a human being.

Nov 05, 2012
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Bill Murray at the chalkboard

willbryantplz:

my kind of education. 

Bill Murray at the chalkboard

willbryantplz:

my kind of education. 

(Source: colt-rane)

Jun 05, 2012
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If you bite on everything they throw at you, they will grind you down. You have to ignore a certain amount of stuff. The thing I keep saying to them lately is: “I have to love you, and I have the right to ignore you.” When my kids ask what I want for my birthday or Christmas or whatever, I use the same answer my father did: “Peace and quiet.” That was never a satisfactory answer to me as a kid — I wanted an answer like “A pipe.” But now I see the wisdom of it: All I want is you at your best — you making this an easier home to live in, you thinking of others.
— Bill Murray on fatherhood

Feb 02, 2012
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My wife bought donuts for our annual viewing tonight just so we could eat them during this scene.

My wife bought donuts for our annual viewing tonight just so we could eat them during this scene.

(Source: gilliananderson, via petervidani)

Sep 21, 2010
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Aug 23, 2010
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Infographic: The Bill Murray - Lorenzo Music Connection

via @IDMphoto > graphicly > thedailywhat > iheartchaos:

Go forth and entertain strangers at parties.

Oh man, Adam was talking about this connection in the car just a few weeks ago!

Infographic: The Bill Murray - Lorenzo Music Connection

via @IDMphoto > graphicly > thedailywhat > iheartchaos:

Go forth and entertain strangers at parties.

Oh man, Adam was talking about this connection in the car just a few weeks ago!

Aug 06, 2010
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Greatest Hits of the National Lampoon [Explicit]

Mister Roberts” by Bill Murray and Christopher Guest, off National Lampoon: That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick! (1977)

a track off a 1977 album called “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick!” by the gang at the National Lampoon Radio Hour. A takeoff on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” entitled “Mister Roberts,” it features Christopher Guest as the prissy kiddie show host, and Murray as a jazz bass player who’s a tad too blunt for this particular gig. I almost busted a gut when I first heard this back in high school.

This is one of my all-time favorite Bill Murray performances. My friend David Mitchell played it for me in college. So hilarious:

Mr. Roberts: Tell me sometimes what you think about though when you’re playing. The images. Of course, when you’re playing, I thought about things like sheep and things like that. Candies. Special little candies. Do you think of those things too?

Bass player: Oh I Basically… I think about my financial situation. I count out every beat I play, every note I play, and I figure out how many notes I’m giving into the space. Ya know. Out into space for how much I’m getting paid - and I am working cheap.

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