"I think a lot of people have experience in local bars that they probably relate to [the show,]" Doyle-Murray told United Press International in a recent phone interview when asked about what makes the hit show so appealing to viewers. "A bar is a comfortable place to be."
"We did 'Weekend Update' on 'Saturday Night Live' at the same time years ago," Doyle-Murray said of Ebersole. "So, it's great to reconnect with her. She's just hilarious. She's such a classy chanteuse. She does the Sondheim stuff and she does Cafe Carlyle [in New York] during the holidays. To see her play the character she plays in this is just a hoot. She's very, very talented."
"There's not a bad apple in the bunch," Doyle-Murray said of his co-stars. "Everybody gets along. Everybody likes each other. Everybody likes the way everybody works. We all make each other laugh. It's a unique situation."
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Bill Murray's big brother, who is also a popular animated voice actor and television guest star, said the shortened "Sullivan" shooting schedule enables him to participate in other projects.
Up soon will be a quick return to his old ABC sitcom "The Middle."
"My character fired the star, which isn't a good move, so I'm not on that much any more," he laughed, referring to series lead Patricia Heaton, whose character Frankie Heck used to work at the car dealership owned by Doyle-Murray's Don Ehlert.
"But they've asked me if I want to come back for their 100th episode, so I'll do that."