12 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Movie "Groundhog Day"

Back in 1992, I made a movie called Groundhog Day.* If you've seen it, which you probably have (it's on TBS 24/7), you will probably love these 12 interesting facts about it.

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*A few pre-production notes:

1. This is not actually Bill Murray's actual post, but it is almost certainly how Bill Murray would have written this post if he had actually written it.

2. All these facts are true, according to some basic and noncommittal research.

3. Six fewer weeks of winter you guys! It's official.

4. Seriously, there's even a rare groundhog consensus between the Staten Island groundhog and "America's Real Groundhog," Punxsutawney Phil. Get out your Bermuda shorts, or whatever it is the kids are getting out these days when winter's clearly over.

5. Let's all rewatch this movie today. Seriously. Find someone you love, gather your household groundhogs around you, put a fire in the fireplace, and Netflix the heck out of this bad boy. Today is the day for that.

6. Do it now.

7. Nownownow.

8. OK, here are some facts.

6. We filmed in the town of Woodstock, Illinois, and the townspeople there put up a plaque that reads “Bill Murray stepped here” on the curb where I kept stepping into that puddle. Nice town!

8. Even though it's sunny out when I wake up every day at 6 in the movie, in the real Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the sun didn't rise until 7:25 a.m. on Groundhog Day. I guess we goofed.

10. In the “Jeopardy!” sequence, the second player was a guy named Jim Scott, a five-time “Jeopardy” Champion. The guy even went on to win the Tournament of Champions! Good guy.

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