Courtside Chat: Chevy Chase & Penny Marshall


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When he's not making cameos in "Hot Tub Time Machine," Chevy likes to take in a Lakers game.

Penny Marshall, director of such films as “A League Of Their Own” and “Big,” and Chevy Chase, SNL alumn and star of such films as “Christmas Vacation,” “Caddyshack” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” were yakking it up at the Lakers-Trail Blazers game earlier this week. What were these two Hollywood icons chatting about? Honestly, we don’t know. But in our latest edition of Courtside Chat, we tell you what we wish they were talking about.

Chase: Hi, Penny. What brings you here tonight?

Marshall: What do you mean what brings me here tonight? I’m here all the time. I love the Lakers.

Chase: You do? How ‘bout that. I never noticed.

Marshall: Yeah, and I’m thinking of doing a movie about Phil Jackson. I’m gonna call it “10 Fingers, 11 Rings: Someone’s Getting A Naval Piercing.”

Chase (slyly, smiling to himself): You don’t say.

Marshall: Yeah, well. I mean, if we’re doing bio pieces about Howard Stern and that girl that wrote that book about eating and loving, we can surely do one about Phil Jackson, right?

Chase: Valid point.

Marshall: Yeah. I already have Kobe, Shaq, and Michael Jordan lined up to do cameos. I just need to cast the perfect actor for Phil.

Chase (sitting up straighter in his seat and smiling): I, um, think I might know someone who could fill that role.

Marshall: Oh! (slaps herself on the head) Of course! But do you think Steve Martin would do it?

Chase (taken aback): Uhhhh, I don’t know. He’s pretty busy with, like, “Cheaper By The Dozen” sequels and stuff. But I know someone else …

Marshall: Yes! Bill Murray! Of course! You must have his number, right? You guys spent all that time together in “Caddyshack.”

Chase: Uhhhh, I don’t know. I switched cell phones so I lost a lot of numbers and (trails off … ).

Marshall: What am I thinking? I can always catch Jack at the next game.

Chase (dejected): Yeah. I guess you can.