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Why Bill Murray hated Chris Farley, Adam Sandler

It was more like “Saturday Spite Live ”when he was hosting.

Comedy icon Bill Murray might be revered by fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums, but apparently, the feeling wasn’t always mutual. Former cast member Rob Schneider claimed that the 72-year-old “Ghostbusters” star wasn’t a big fan of the “SNL” cast when he hosted the NBC sketch comedy show in the ’90s.

“He was super nice to fans, he wasn’t very nice to us,” the 58-year-old “The Animal” star revealed during a Thursday guest spot on SiriusXM’s “Faction Talk,” hosted by Jim Norton and Sam Roberts. “He hated us on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when he hosted. He absolutely hated us. “

Bill Murray was apparently none too fond of the SNL class of the 90s.
Bill Murray (far right) was apparently none too fond of the “SNL” class of the ’90s, including Adam Sandler (far left) and Chris Farley (center).

“It was just naked rage,” he added of their seeming senior-freshmen lunchroom dynamic, Fox News reported.

Bill Murray hosts the

Bill Murray hosts the “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” in 2015.


From left to right: Harry Shearer as Dick Drake, Jane Curtin as Countess Luciana Palermo, Bill Murray as Paul Heverly, Garrett Morris as Leon Satin, Buck Henry as Hugh Gaffney during

Harry Shearer as Dick Drake (from left), Jane Curtin as Countess Luciana Palermo, Bill Murray as Paul Heverly, Garrett Morris as Leon Satin and Buck Henry as Hugh Gaffney during the “Week in Review” skit on May 24, 1980.


Back row lr: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Ellen Cleghorne, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, Tim Meadows (2nd row) Chris Rock, Julia Sweeney, Dana Carvey, Rob Schneider (front row lr) Chris Farley, Al Franken, Melanie Hutshell on September 24, 1992.

Adam Sandler (back row, from left), David Spade, Ellen Cleghorne, Kevin Nealon and Phil Hartman; Chris Rock (middle row, from left), Julia Sweeney, Dana Carvey and Rob Schneider; Chris Farley (front row, from left), Al Franken and Melanie Hutsell on the “SNL” stage on Sept. 24, 1992.


From left to right: Chris Farley as Beverly Gelfand, Adam Sandler as Hank Gelfand during the

Chris Farley (left) as Beverly Gelfand and Adam Sandler as Hank Gelfand during the “Zagat’s” skit on Feb. 25, 1995.


Schneider claimed that the “Larger Than Life” actor – who was on “SNL” from 1977 to 1980 but guest-hosted five times from 1981 to 1999 – especially loathed Sandler and the late great Farley. They were in the cast, along with Schneider, when Murray emceed the show in 1993.

“He hated Chris Farley with a passion,” said Schneider. “Like he was just seething looking at him.”

He speculated that Murray despised the “Tommy Boy” star’s lifestyle, which Schneider analogized to that of John Belushi, another rotund funnyman who was close pals with Murray when they were on “SNL” together. Tragically, both Belushi and Farley died of drug overdoses at 33 years of age, Fox News reported.

“I want to believe that it’s because Chris thought it was cool to be Belushi, who [was] his friend who he saw die [in 1982], that he thought it was cool to be that out of control, ”postulated Schneider. “That’s my interpretation, but I don’t really know.”

Bill Murray as Ronnie Bateman, Commander Choi during
Bill Murray as Ronnie Bateman as Commander Choi in the “Bad Red Chinese Ballet” skit on Nov. 18, 1978.
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However, while Murray hated the entire “SNL” class of the ’90s, according to Schneider, “the least of the hate was to me,” he claimed. “I took great pleasure in that he hated me less, because he’s my hero,” the “Home Alone 2” actor boasted.

Also at the top of the Mark Twain Prize-winner’s blacklist was Sandler. “He really hated Sandler, too,” said Schneider, who didn’t know why but speculated that Murray wasn’t “really into the groove” of the “Happy Gilmore” star’s vibe.

“Sandler was just committed to it, and just like, as soon as he would get on, you could see the audience just ate him up,” the comedian said. Interestingly, Murray also notably had feuds with “SNL” co-star Chevy Chase, with whom he reportedly got into a physical altercation in 1978.

From left to right: Ellen Cleghorne, Al Franken, Melanie Hutshell, Chris Rock, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, Lorne Michaels, Rob Schneider, Julia Sweeney, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows on September 24, 1992.
From left to right: Ellen Cleghorne, Al Franken, Melanie Hutsell, Chris Rock, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, Lorne Michaels, Rob Schneider, Julia Sweeney, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey, David Spade, Adam Sandler and Tim Meadows on Sept. 24, 1992.
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Murray’s on-set antics weren’t limited to “SNL” either. Earlier this year, the “Broken Flowers” actor was accused of “kissing” and “straddling” her di lei on the set of the film “Being Mortal.”

As a result of his allegations, the entire production was suspended while Murray was reportedly forced to pay the unnamed staffer $ 100,000, according to a report.

The comedian has since addressed the incident, claiming that he and his accuser had a “difference of opinion.”

“I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way,” Murray said during an appearance on CNBC. “As of now, we are talking and we are trying to make peace with each other.”

Bill Murray during the
Bill Murray during the “Weekend Update” sketch on April 12, 1980.
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He added: “The world’s different than it was when I was a little kid. Things change, times change. “

Meanwhile, actress Geena Davis recently accused the actor of acting inappropriately while they were on set for the 1989 film “Quick Change.”

The 66-year-old actress detailed the pair’s audition meeting in her upcoming memoir “Dying of Politeness,” claiming that the now-72-year-old Murray allegedly greeted her in a hotel suite with a massage device that he insisted on using on her, even though she refused.

Adam Sandler and Chris Farley at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinema in Century City, California.
Adam Sandler and Chris Farley at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinema in Century City, California.
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“That was bad,” Davis told the Times of London. “The way he behaved at the first meeting… I should have walked out of that or profoundly defended myself, in which case I wouldn’t have got the part.

“I could have avoided that treatment if I’d known how to react or what to do during the audition,” added the “Stuart Little” star, adding that Murray later screamed at her in her trailer for being late to production.

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