For the last few years, there has been a question that has been puzzling the World Wide Web. Is that Bill Murray or Tom Hanks in a photo with a woman and her baby. Graham Norton had to know who it was, so he asked one of the men who is rumored to be in that photo is it him or the other guy? Forrest Gump went all Scrooge and revealed it is Bob in that photo. Don’t believe it, see him reenact the photo with an orange rain poncho, Gemma Arterton and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the baby. Are you convinced?
The only thing I am convinced of now, is I no longer can tell them apart because they really do look alike in the face. And here I thought that title only belonged to Isla Fisher and Amy Adams, and Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. Which actors do you confuse all the time?
When you were a kid and you saw Ghostbusters, did you wonder what was the inspiration behind the lovable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? I know I did! Yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the man who used his white stuff (brain not sperm, what were you thinking) revealed how he helped with the birthing process. Ray Stantz explained, “I was looking for something in my childhood that was innocent in the movie.” So he told his friends John Daveikis and Michael Gross, “To marry the Pillsbury Dough Boy, the Michelin Tire Man and Angelas Marshmallow Man and put them all together.” What we got was a huge huggable looking sailor that is still as popular today as he was then.
And talking about things that are just as popular now, Ray Parker Jr sang the Ghostbusters theme song as the original and new cast members danced to it on the ABC talk show. Bill Murray was the only one who went wild throughout the whole tune, which is why I know the new version is going to suck. If those ladies can’t even dance to Who You Gonna Call, how are they are going to do the franchise justice? I don’t have a problem with an all female version of the movie. I have a problem with Paul Feig turning it Bridesmaids 2. He does the same thing over and over again with the same cast and I am over it. Let him destroy his own movies and not ours!
Back in 1989, Ghostbusters II predicted that today would be the end of the World. Elaine told Dr Peter Venkman that an Alien, whom she met at a bar in Paramus, NJ, told her that today is our end of days. Is it?
Earlier this week, she took to YouTube to share this very important update with us. She wanted us to know that that Alien recently texted her and said, “The World is not ending!” Then she added he said, “That prediction was based on the fact that slime was rising at such a rate.” How can we prevent the Apocalypse? The Alien revealed to her, “As long as there is more love than slime the World goes on.” So keep the love, not the slime flowing.
Although, I think that the Alien’s prediction was off by exactly 4 months. What happens then? The Ghostbusters reboot comes out…
Back in 1989, February 14, 2016 seemed like a really long time away because it was 25 years in the future. But on February 10, 2016, that seems like it is really near because it is.
Why am I bringing this up? Because during Ghostbusters II, Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) hosted a show for Psychics and a woman told him a source told her that the World will end on February 14, 2016. Where did Elaine (Chloe Webb) get this information, she said, “I received this information from an alien.” Then she added, “It was in the Paramus Holiday Inn, I was having a drink at the bar alone and this alien approached me. He started talking to me. He bought me a drink.” Then that alien took her back to his room and told her about the End of the World.
So folks, if you get dumped or you are single on Valentine’s Day and it feels like the End of the World, it is because Ghostbusters II said so.
A Very Murray Christmas is the holiday special you have been waiting for your whole life, you just didn’t know it until now. Thankfully, Netflix made it a reality and we can watch it every Christmas from now on.
The premise of the special is that Bill Murray is going to do a live Christmas show, but there is a really bad snow storm in NYC and no one is able to show up. Now he has to do show with no celebrities and he doesn’t want to do it with them. Luckily, he runs into Chris Rock and gets him to appear on the show even though he doesn’t want to do it either. Thankfully for both of them, the power goes out on the whole Eastern Seaboard and the show is cancelled.
But wait, does A Very Murray Christmas end there? No, since he is trapped in the hotel, he is going to explore it. Along the way, he will meet several of the employees, tourists and people having an event at The Carlyle Hotel. As he comes across them, they will sing Christmas Carols together and cheer will come to all with each song. It will be a Very Murray Christmas for all especially for Bill who gets so drunk he has a fantasy that includes Miley Cyrus and George Clooney because we all fantasize about them.
The cheerful special is directed by Sofia Coppola and stars Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Michael Cera, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis and Rashida Jones. Almost all of them angelic voice that will bring a whole new enjoyment to several of those Christmas songs we have been singing our wholes live.
A Very Murray Christmas is not for kids, but us adults get to enjoy a Christmas special that is our own. We need more of them!