Trivia / Scrooged

  • Dyeing for Your Art: All the abuse Bill Murray takes from Carol Kane? It's all real.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Carol Kane reportedly came very close to actually whacking Bill Murray with the toaster on every single take, though it never actually happened.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Carol Kane reportedly would get very upset at having to "rough up" Bill Murray in their scenes together.
  • Name's the Same: The film is directed by a Richard Donner. Try not to think of Santa's reindeer. (It is the same Richard Donner who directed the first two Superman movies, however.)
  • Playing Against Type: Initially Bobcat Goldthwait seems like odd casting as the timid, softspoken sad sack Elliot. It makes a lot more sense by the end though.
  • Real-Life Relative: John Murray as James. Brian Doyle-Murray also cameos as Earl, their father, in the past sequence. Joel Murray plays another guest at James' party.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Frank refers to Leroy Nieman painting a mural on the Berlin Wall, and Grace has an anti-Apartheid poster in her apartment. The Berlin Wall would fall within a year; Apartheid would crumble not long after.
    • The Anti-Apartheid poster was likely a throw in by director Richard Donner, as he was an outspoken Anti-Apartheid activist at the time(and similar posters were featured on Lethal Weapon).
    • Also, the idea of a VCR as a premium gift strikes audiences today as a little amusing.