Bill Murray once drove a taxi cab so that the cab driver could spend time playing saxophone in the backseat. The cab driver mentioned that he never had time to play his sax since he had to work 14 hours a day. Murray took the driver’s seat so that he could finally play some tunes.

Bill Murray drove a taxi while cabbie played sax

The Toronto Film Festival proclaimed Friday Bill Murray Day, with a tribute to the star and free public screenings of “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day.” And he lived up to his reputation at a packed Q&A with fans by giving a glimpse into the quirky mind of Murray.

The star, wearing red pants, a plaid shirt and furry winter hat, even though the temperature was 90 degrees, arrived on stage at the Bell Lightbox theater and revealed that “Ghostbusters” was originally written by Dan Aykroyd for John Belushi.

“[Dan] wrote the original treatment for him and Belushi,” Murray recalled, adding, “But John passed away. [Dan] had to look for someone, and I was in the neighborhood,” he joked. “The only thing is, we miss John.”

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  1. As a kid my cousin and I saw him at a celebrity golf outing. Being cool kids we had cans of silly string on us. We ask him to sign them and he instead started spray us. We got in a silly string fight with bill Murray

  2. Does the cab driver (who never has time to play) drive around with his sax every day?

  3. I’m sorry, but wouldn’t a sax in a car be loud af, and what are the chances that the cabbie has his own saxophone in the trunk of his cab? Why even would he?

    Am I the only one doubting this story?

  4. I feel like a lot of these stories are kind of …I’m not sure what the word is. If Bill Murray wasn’t a celebrity, this interaction would have never happened. Kinda like the one about Brian Cranston helping bus tables and run food at that restaurant on Route 66. It’s obviously cool that they do it, but them being famous enables it to happen in the first place, and it becomes a ‘omg celebrity X is actually so cool and down to earth!’ So like now what, Bill Murray is gonna drive around and take fares while this random guy plays sax in the back seat? It just doesn’t make any real sense.

    I don’t know, maybe I’m just jaded and cynical. Anyone feeling me here?

  5. I don’t know new york but in my city you would put your license in jeopardy, and better don’t run nobody, the insurance is not going to cover it.

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