People love Bill Murray, because besides managing to seem likable in even the crappiest of movies, he seems to use his fame primarily as a practical joke. There are too many Bill Murray stories to recount here – just recently, he crashed a kickball game in New York – but the latest one comes from Kelly Lynch, who, in addition to playing Patrick Swayze’s love interest in Road House, is married to Mitch Glazer, who co-wrote the 1988 Bill Murray vehicle Scrooged. In an interview with the AV Club, she explains why Bill Murray calls her husband every time Road House is on TV:
AVC: It seems like your sex scene in the film must be one of the most uncomfortable in cinematic history, being up against a rock wall and all.
KL: Oh, I know, but I was padded. [Laughs.] No one knows, so it looks more painful that it was. They really liked everything about the way that scene looked, with the blonde hair against the rocks behind me, but I was like, “Isn’t this kind of… mean?” So they put a thin padding under my dress, so you can’t see it. But he’s still slamming me against the rocks, so I had to be careful not to hit my head. Thank God Patrick was so strong. He could’ve carried me around that room forever.
Sack up, Kelly, pain don’t hurt.
By the way, speaking of Bill Murray, every time Road House is on and he or one of his idiot brothers are watching TV—and they’re always watching TV—one of them calls my husband and says [In a reasonable approximation of Carl Spackler], “Kelly’s having sex with Patrick Swayze right now. They’re doing it. He’s throwing her against the rocks.” [Away from the receiver.] What? Oh, my God. Mitch was just walking out the door to the set, and he said that Bill once called him from Russia.
Murray’s “idiot brothers” include God Bless America‘s Joel Murray and Brian Doyle Murray from Groundhog Day, probably the last voice you’d ever want to hear talking about your wife having sex with Patrick Swayze. Okay, maybe second to last. Here’s how Mr. Skin describes it: