TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Al Roker Gets Late-Night Shoutout From Bill Murray

MurrayLetterman.jpgNBC’s Al Roker “is like a huge Ghostbusters guy,” funnyman Bill Murray said during a guest appearance last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, when the subject of the film’s devotees came up.

“And if you come up to him and throw any line from Ghostbusters at him,” Murray continued, “Al will turn and say the next line at you.”

Roker says it’s true. “It’s a fun movie in the vein of Abbott and Costello’s Hold That Ghost,” he tells TVNewser. “There are so many great lines that fit so many occasions.”

Getting a shoutout from Murray, Roker says, was “better than, as Dr. Egon Spengler [the Ghostbuster played by Harold Ramis] put it, ‘…all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.’”

We’ll take that to mean Roker liked it. Murray, by the way, had his leg in a sling last night as he recovers from a ski injury.

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now!