In addition to flying the FebruMurray flag during each episode of the podcast, we’re also going to attempt to highlight a Bill Murray SNL sketch here on the site for you to watch and enjoy. So do that…
Though Bill Murray was in the running to be on Saturday Night Live’s first season, he didn’t actually join the cast until the second season and he didn’t get off to a blazing start. I don’t want to oversell the importance of this sketch, but when Murray mad a direct appeal to the audience and admitted that he was struggling on the show, some thing was unlocked. Call it charm or whatever, but Murray made a connection with the audience and by the end of his run on SNL, he was considered one of its signature stars and, obviously, someone who would go on to an amazing career. Does that happen if Murray doesn’t dialogue with the SNL moment, pulling back the curtain just a teensy bit? Who knows.
If you want to hear Jeremy’s assessment of this sketch as well, make sure you check out the next episode of the podcast, which should be up within the next couple of days.
If you want to keep up with our month-long celebration of some of Bill Murray’s most interesting Saturday Night Live moments, click here.