The Time Rodney Dangerfield Sold Cannabis To Bill Murray And The Cast Of 'Caddyshack'

On the set of the golf and cannabis comedy "Caddyshack" (1980), Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) hunted after a surprisingly resilient gopher that was destroying the lush landscape at the Bushwood Country Club. But off screen, Murray - who turns 66 today - was on the hunt for a different kind of green.

During an interview for the National Lampoon's documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead" (2015), "Caddyshack" co-star Chevy Chase said he was woken up one night when Murray and few others were trying to scrounge up some marijuana. 

“I was sleeping and there was a banging on my door. 'Do you have any grass?'" Murray asked, but Chase was out of stock. So he suggested going over to Rodney Dangerfield's room to see if their other co-star could help them out. The comedian was happy to oblige, but the group didn't give him or his stash much respect.

"He gave us all a bag - a sandwich bag full of basically just seeds and sold it to them," Chase said with a laugh. But beggars can't be choosers, so the group made the most of what they scored from Dangerfield. "I'm sure we smoked it. I'm sure we smoked seeds."

So the two were probably wishing that they had a bit of the special strain that Spackler's character was growing in the film, a hybrid that you can put on and then smoke to relax after the 18th hole. Here's Spackler sharing a "Bob Marley" joint with Ty Webb (Chase).

h/t Daily Beast

Banner image: Bill Murray, 2009 (Marco lacobucci EPP/


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