Bill Murray is a comedy legend who first came to fame as one of the “Not Ready for Primetime Players” on Saturday Night Live from 1977-1980 and has gone on to star in classic films like Stripes, Rushmore, Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, and Groundhog Day–to name a few.
He also has won Emmy Awards, been nominated for an Academy Award, and received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016.
He is also known to be an abusive Creep who has been a bully in just about every sense of the word on set and off since the beginning of his career and only in the last year faced anything resembling consequences.
We are also big fans, but this shit needs to be discussed.
Sources for this episode:
New York Times
Vanity Fair Geena Davis review
Bill Murray creeping on Geena Davis on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1990 (YouTube)
Los Angeles Times
The Smoking GunTop 10 Beyond the Screen (ignore the bad pronunciations)
Los Angeles Times podcast “Asian Enough” with Lisa Liu
The AV Club
New York PostPage 6 History of Bill Murray Beefs
Geena Davis’s memoir Dying of Politeness
Trigger warning: Domestic Violence, Assault, and Workplace Abuse.