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Bill Murray Switched Places With A Cab Driver So That The Man Could Practice His Saxophone In The Back Seat

| by Dominic Kelly

Actor/comedian Bill Murray is just as known for his quirkiness as he is for his brilliant roles in television and movies, but in a Q&A session at the Toronto Film Festival, he was honest about just how great he can actually be.

The Toronto Film Festival dubbed one night of the event “Bill Murray Day,” and to celebrate the occasion, they actually got Bill Murray himself to answer fan questions in a live setting. During his candid session, Murray told of a situation that happened the day prior where he actually drove a taxi while the cab driver sat in the back and practiced his saxophone playing.

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“I said, ‘When do you practice?’ He said, ‘I drive 14 hours a day.’” Murray explained. He then asked the driver, “Well, where’s your sax?” to which the driver replied, “In the trunk.” Murray then told the cab driver, “Pull over and get in the back, I know how to drive a car.’”

Murray went on to explain that he drove around and let the driver practice his saxophone, even stopping so the two could enjoy a meal before continuing the drive.

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“Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito, which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue,” Murray admitted. “He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. I was like, ‘Relax, man, you’ve got the [bleeping] horn! We’re cool!’ And it was great and it made for a beautiful night!”

The story of Bill Murray’s taxicab antics has recently spread around the Internet, and users on Reddit seem to collectively agree that stories like this confirm his status as a legend.

“It might be possible to convince me that Bill Murray is an angel sent here to lighten things up a little,” one user said.

“I propose that one of Bill Murray's movie characters came to life, murdered him, replaced him, and is now just running around loving being a human,” wrote another.

Sources: Page Six, Reddit / Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons