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Seth Green Says Bill Murray Dropped Him Head First Into A Trash Can At 'SNL' When He Was A Kid

Seth Green Says Bill Murray Dropped Him Head First Into A Trash Can At 'SNL' When He Was A Kid
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Actor and writer Seth Green revealed the rudest celebrity he's ever met was Bill Murray, which is hardly shocking given the recent spate of complaints and misconduct allegations leveled against the once-beloved Saturday Night Live actor.

During an appearance on the Good Mythical Morning YouTube show, Green–who is well known for his voiceover work on the Family Guy and Robot Chicken, said he was nine years-old when he experienced a disturbing interaction with Murray.

Green recalled the SNL spot he appeared in was when "Mary Gross was one of the on-the-scene anchor people for the news, and she did a whole thing about what kids think about the Christmas holiday.”

Prior to filming the SNL sketch, Green said he was hanging out in the green room and asked then-cast member Eddie Murphy if he could change the TV channel.

Murphy was happy to accommodate but thought it would be humorous to have Green climb up onto the shelves to change the channel himself.

The playful mood changed when Murray, who was hosting the show at the time, entered the room.

You can hear Green recount what followed at the 15:50 mark in the clip below.

Tell The Truth Or Eat The Nasty Food (ft. Seth Green)

“[Murray] saw me sitting on the arm of this chair and made a big fuss about me being in his seat,” Green said.

“And I was like, ‘That is absurd. I am sitting on the arm of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Kindly eff off.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my chair.'”

Green’s mom suggested that her son should maybe move for Murray, but Green refused to move.

He thought to himself:

"Are you this much of a jerk? Are you this rude to tell a nine-year-old to get out of...what is this power play?"

Murray then physically forced a change.

“He picked me up by my ankles… Held me upside down… He dangled me over a trash can and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can.’"
"And I was screaming, and I swung my arms, flailed wildly, full contact with his balls."
"He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified. I ran away, hid under the table in my dressing room, and just cried.”

Green said he hadn't seen Murray since the incident backstage but said he did randomly bump into Murphy, who remembered him as the kid who "climbed up the thing to change the channel."

The YouTube hosts nervously laughed over Green's lively retelling of his time on SNL, but Twitter didn't find the anecdote so humorous.

Murray recently admitted to being the cause of a film shoot's shutdown after an unnamed woman involved with the production alleged the actor was behaving inappropriately.

Actress Geena Davis also recounted a number of unsettling incidents with inappropriate behavior involving Murray in her recently-released memoir Dying of Politeness.