Seth Green claims Bill Murray 'dropped him in a trash can' on SNL set when he was a kid

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By Carina Murphy

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Bill Murray may be a beloved global superstar to many, but it would appear that not everybody has fond memories of the comedy legend.

In a recent interview on Good Mythical Morning, Family Guy star Seth Green slammed Murray, branding him the "rudest" celebrity he'd ever met.

By way of explanation, former child star Green recalled an encounter he had with Murray when he was just nine years old.

The two met while filming an episode of the comedy show Saturday Night Live, in which the Ghostbusters actor was serving as host and Green was appearing in a sketch.

"So, Bill Murray was hosting the show, and as everybody knows, he's great with kids," Green began sarcastically, before explaining how Murray made an issue out of him taking his seat.

"He saw me sitting on the arm of this chair, and made a big fuss about me being in 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 F off.' And he was like, 'That's my chair.'"

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Gren explained how his mom tried to get him to give up his seat for the Groundhog Day star - but that he wasn't having it. He recalled wanting to say to Murray: "Are you this much of a jerk? You're this rude to tell a nine-year-old to get out of your... what is this power play?"

Eventually, Murray took matters into his own hands - literally.

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"He picked me up by my ankles, held me upside down. You have to remember, when I was nine years old, I was probably less than four foot," Green described.

The voice actor claimed that Murray then threw him into a trash can, saying: "He dangled me over a trash can, and he was like, 'The trash goes in the trash can!' And I was screaming! Screaming! And I swung my arms, and flailed wildly, full contact with his balls, full contact. He dropped me in the trash can. The trash can calls over.

"I was horrified."

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Seth Green in 2022. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"I ran away and hid under the table in my dressing room, and just cried and cried," he added.

Green went on to say that Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinsky came over and consoled him, saying "everybody knows Bill's a d***."

He finished by saying that he hasn't seen Murray since - but that he did bump into Murphy several years later, who he was shocked to discover remembered the incident.

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Seth Green claims Bill Murray 'dropped him in a trash can' on SNL set when he was a kid

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By Carina Murphy

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Bill Murray may be a beloved global superstar to many, but it would appear that not everybody has fond memories of the comedy legend.

In a recent interview on Good Mythical Morning, Family Guy star Seth Green slammed Murray, branding him the "rudest" celebrity he'd ever met.

By way of explanation, former child star Green recalled an encounter he had with Murray when he was just nine years old.

The two met while filming an episode of the comedy show Saturday Night Live, in which the Ghostbusters actor was serving as host and Green was appearing in a sketch.

"So, Bill Murray was hosting the show, and as everybody knows, he's great with kids," Green began sarcastically, before explaining how Murray made an issue out of him taking his seat.

"He saw me sitting on the arm of this chair, and made a big fuss about me being in 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 F off.' And he was like, 'That's my chair.'"

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Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Gren explained how his mom tried to get him to give up his seat for the Groundhog Day star - but that he wasn't having it. He recalled wanting to say to Murray: "Are you this much of a jerk? You're this rude to tell a nine-year-old to get out of your... what is this power play?"

Eventually, Murray took matters into his own hands - literally.

Watch the full interview here:

"He picked me up by my ankles, held me upside down. You have to remember, when I was nine years old, I was probably less than four foot," Green described.

The voice actor claimed that Murray then threw him into a trash can, saying: "He dangled me over a trash can, and he was like, 'The trash goes in the trash can!' And I was screaming! Screaming! And I swung my arms, and flailed wildly, full contact with his balls, full contact. He dropped me in the trash can. The trash can calls over.

"I was horrified."

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Seth Green in 2022. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"I ran away and hid under the table in my dressing room, and just cried and cried," he added.

Green went on to say that Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinsky came over and consoled him, saying "everybody knows Bill's a d***."

He finished by saying that he hasn't seen Murray since - but that he did bump into Murphy several years later, who he was shocked to discover remembered the incident.

Featured Image Credit: Andia / Alamy