Owen Wilson was on the Nerdist podcast this week, and the interview was fine, if unexceptional (Mike Ryan’s print interview was actually more engaging). However, during the course of the conversation, the topic turned to Caddyshack, which was when Chris Hardwick brought up the subject of the above interview.
If you think modern junket interviews are silly and trivial, you need to see what a junket interview in 1980 was like. Here’s three of the biggest comedy heavyweights in the country — Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase — out promoting a movie, and who do they get to do the press interview? A very nice older lady who appears to be someone’s Kentucky grandmother. I don’t know what’s going on with Murray, Chase and Dangerfield, but this was 1980, and there’s a very good chance that they were high or wasted or both.
They play along, to a degree, although you can sense in their faces that they’re all thinking, “Who is she? And why does she keep asking these ridiculous questions?”
Stick around until the end, too, if only for Chevy’s crack about having sex with the Osmonds.