Posts Tagged: Bill Murray

What TV Character Have You Wanted to Be?

TV—we watch so much of it, it's only inevitable that eventually we'd want to be it too: time-traveling, crime-solving, vampire-slaying, endless-cheeseburgers-at-Luke's-Diner-eating heroes. Once while on a particularly grueling rowing trip on the Hudson River, I motivated myself by picturing Pam Beesly's walk across the hot coals on "The Office." It worked. We asked a group of the small-screen-obsessed to tell us which TV characters they most wanted to be growing up and/or which ones they wished they could be now. Here's what they said.

Joe Adalian

If you weren't an 11-year-old boy in 1982, you probably have never heard of Phineas Bogg, or the show in which he [...]


Bill Murray Keeps In Touch With The Other Ghostbusters

"Is the third Ghostbusters movie happening? What's the story with that? It's all a bunch of crock. It's a crock. There was a story-and I gotta be careful here, I don't want to hurt someone's feelings. When I hurt someone's feelings, I really want to hurt them. [laughs] Harold Ramis said, Oh, I've got these guys, they write on The Office, and they're really funny. They're going to write the next Ghostbusters. And they had just written this movie that he had directed.

Year One. Year One. Well, I never went to see Year One, but people who did, including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst [...]


What Movies Make You Ignore Everything Else?

It's been well documented that TV is a time-suck. One reason: the repeat showings of movies, some of which, even if you've already seen them a hundred times (and you might even own on DVD), you will stick with for the duration, through commercials, bad cable edits and all. (Speaking of cable edits, was I the only one who didn’t know about that pubic hair on the pizza scene in She’s All That?!?) We asked an assortment of folks which movies never fail to suck them in.

Kurt Andersen

Pretty much the only time I mindlessly flip TV channels these days is when I'm traveling alone and staying [...]


Bill Murray and "The Drug of Deadpan"

"The great discovery that [Bill] Murray has donated to cinema is that the drug of deadpan need not be a downer; bewilderingly, it can be an upper, even when you clearly have a heap of things to be down about, plus a face that looks like yesterday's cinnamon Danish." -Anthony Lane.