from Zero Hedge
Bill Murray, who has never been one to be stumped for words, is considered to be a veritable master of improvisation. Few appreciate that the star comedian and accomplished actor has also proven himself to be a fair philosopher.
On July 25, 1980, exactly three months and 10 days after Jean Paul Sartre’s death, the comedy classic Caddyshack premiered. It was then that moviegoers nationwide first experienced Murray’s amazing gift for that renowned improvisation. It took all of six days for his character’s role to be filmed. One scripted line notwithstanding, every word Murray’s groundskeeper character Carl Spackler uttered was off the cuff. In one particularly memorable scene, Spackler came eye to eye with an infuriatingly fond and furry rodent and warned: “In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre: ‘Au revoir, gopher.’”