BSP Episode 324: Groundhog Day

Join the gang as they discuss the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

  • Directed by Harold Ramis
  • Written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis
  • Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray

Groundhog Day is the pivotal 1993 comedy film from Harold Ramis, rest in peace, comedy writer and director extraordinaire and behind the likes of Ghostbusters, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and SCTV. Groundhog Day enjoys a comfortable place among the great comedies of all time, a comfortable 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s listed on AFI’s 100 Films, 100 Laughs. You know, the comedy list. It’s the story of Phil Conners, played by the perfectly mugging Bill Murray, a Pittsburgh weatherman who travels to Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day to do some fluff reporting on the event. However, he finds he keep waking up on the same day over and over again in a time loop, beginning each day with the irritating sounds of Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe.”

Worth noting:

  • Look who’s getting healthy?!?
  • Rules and the time travel movie. Sometimes comedies do it better.
  • Your obligatory Europe’s “The Final Countdown” mention. Ladies.
  • Autograph’s “Turn up the Radio” shown below. You’ve been pre-warned about the hair metalness.
  • Bill Murray is so punk rock.
  • Obligatory Game of Thrones updates. Spoilers of Season 3, a year after the fact, ahead.
  • What does the ending teach us and what are the rules? Serious discussion ensues with little to no penis jokes.
  • Edge of Tomorrow shows up again because it’s sci-fi Groundhog Day.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie

And now, one for the ladies…

14. July 2014 by Tony
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