Morgan: I don't have a problem with nudity; I have a problem with bullies. I didn't work for a really long time after that.
Peters: She was definitely pressured to do the nude scene by me. The producer side of me was like, How can we not have a nude scene?
Ramis: My favorite scene is still Bill's Cinderella story speech. All it says in the script is, "Carl is outside the clubhouse practicing his golf swing, cutting the tops off flowers with a grass whip." When I used to jog, I would encourage myself by pretending I was the announcer at the Olympics, like, "They're coming into the stadium; Ramis is in the lead!" So I said to Bill, "Did you ever do imaginary golf commentary in your head?" And he said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, don't say any more. I got it!" I think we did it in two takes. He's the best improvising actor I've ever worked with. Any problems I've had with Bill over the years have never been about the quality of his work. He's a moody guy. And it's sometimes hard to work around those moods.
"Pool and a pond. Pond would be good for you."
Peters: We were getting to the end of the shoot, and I realized we didn't have a scene between Bill and Chevy. So we wrote one during lunch and shot it that night. I had no idea that Bill and Chevy had a not-so-good history.
Canton: Billy and Chevy had some friction dating back to Saturday Night Live. I was never told that they shouldn't be on the set at the same time, but I think that they chose not to be on the set at the same time. They were not the best of friends. Everyone seemed to know it.
Ramis: To me it was just hearsay and rumor. As soon as Bill arrived, it wasn't like they embraced each other, but they were respectful and cooperative. We sat down one day and figured out the scene. It wasn't scripted and it has nothing to do with the movie, but no scene has anything to do with the movie.
Chase: We decided that I would be playing night golf and the premise was going to be, "Do you mind if I play through?" after I hit a ball into Bill's shack and it landed on his special grass you could play on and also smoke. We left it loose because I like improvising and Bill does too. He started talking about chinch bugs, and I had to do whatever I could to keep from laughing. And I tried to get him to laugh, so when he asked if I had a swimming pool, I said, "A pool and a pond, the pond would be good for you." That's my favorite part of the movie. I have nothing but admiration and affection for Bill. He still can be a surly character, to say the least. But ultimately, he's a good guy. Even though I'm the Number 1 star in the movie under the title, I always think of it as Billy's movie.
Murray: They asked me if I wanted to do a scene with Chevy. And I was like, well, we had to try to figure out how these two people would collide. We didn't do many takes. And I'd never really done anything with Chevy. We'd always had sort of a funny relationship. But it was like, "O.K., I liked that when you did that. Let's just keep going."
Peters: We didn't have a movie. We had a bunch of scenes that didn't play together. So we met with George Lucas and his visual effects company and we shot more stuff with the gopher to tie the whole thing together. When we saw the gopher in, I felt it was going to be a giant hit.