“Family Guy” actor Seth Green said that Bill Murray is the rudest celebrity he has ever met during his guest appearance on the YouTube show “Good Mythical Morning,” October 13.
Hosts Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal asked Green to share details about his encounter with Murray, and he spilled the tea. Green said he was nine years old at the time that he met Murray backstage, and sarcastically started by saying, “Bill Murray, as everybody knows, he’s great with kids,” as he dove in to the details. “He [Murray] saw me sitting on the arm of this chair and made a big fuss about me being in his seat,” Green recalled. “He picked me up by my ankles … he dangled me over a trash can, and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can,’ ” Green said on the show.
Green recalled his dismay as he was mistreated by Murray, and noted the incident unfolded with his mother present. He recalled being shocked that Murray would ask a child to get out of his seat.
“And I was like, ‘That is absurd. I am sitting on the arm of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Kindly, eff off.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my chair,” Green said.
“And then my mom goes, ‘You know, since he’s the Bill Murray, you should maybe give him his seat,” Green said.
“And I go — I’ve never been more indignant, to be told — ‘Are you this much of a jerk? You’re this rude to tell a 9-year-old to get out of your … What is this power play?’ ” Green said.
It was at that point that Green said he was dangled over the trash can and berated by Murray.
“And I was screaming, and I swung my arms wildly, full contact with his balls. He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified. I ran away, hid under the table in my dressing room, and just cried,” Green said.
Green also went on to say “Saturday Night Live” cast member Tim Kazurinsky encouraged him to continue with the show, in spite of the fact that he was no longer interested in being there.
“They come back and come in my room like, ‘Hey, everybody knows Bill’s a d*ck, you know? He’s hosting the show. He’s probably really, like, nervous about it,’ “Green said.
Green says he pushed through and continued with the show, but recalled the feeling of being bullied by Murray and the awareness that everyone had about his behavior on set.
Towards the end of the show Green admitted he never saw Murray again after that incident and he summarized what he thinks of Murray now, as an adult. (RELATED: Fred Savage Fired From ‘The Wonder Years’ Over Allegations Of Misconduct)
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“I do feel like it’s important to say, I love Bill Murray’s work, and I consider him one of the most important cultural icons that we have,” Green said.
“But when I was 9 years old, he was very rude.”
Murray is currently facing sexual misconduct allegations stemming from a complaint about his “inappropriate behavior” on the set of Aziz Ansari’s “Being Mortal” that forced a pause in production. Since the allegations, many others have come forward with similar reports of misconduct against Murray, according to Vanity Fair.