It’s Groundhog day… again! That time Bill Murray took the groundhog for a spin

Posted on 2 February 2021
By Pierce King
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Ever get the feeling that you’re stuck in a time loop? How about the fact that Bill Murray predicted the stay at home orders and tried to escape his never ending return Groundhog day last year.

Yes, just before Coronavirus took over the Western hemisphere, Bill Murray starred again as Phil Connors from the 1993 classic movie.

Bill’s older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, who played the mayor of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, joins him in the commercial.

Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned Ryerson also pops up with his punchable face in the Super Bowl ad for Jeep from last year when it took place on Groundhog Day itself.

The promo was first posted on Instagram with the caption: “The perfect commercial doesn’t exi…”

“Phil Connor and Ned Ryerson reunite in Woodstock’s town square for a Jeep commercial… which could run for the Super Bowl (which conveniently runs on Groundhog Day). No update on Needlenose’s ability to recreate the whistling bellybutton trick.”

Harold Ramis directed the 1993 movie, following the story of a TV weatherman travelling to the small town to film a news piece about their annual Groundhog Day, but ends up reliving the exact same day over and over again.

This isn’t the first of Murray’s iconic roles that he has returned to, it has been confirmed that Bill is to reprise his role of Dr. Peter Venkman for the movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which is set to be released later this year after it’s original 2020 landing date was postponed by the pandemic.

Let’s just watch the ad again… because, well you know, that’s how it works…