In an early screenplay Phil Connors manages to leave Punxsutawney

Did you know that in the original screenplay of “Groundhog Day”, after many years of repeating the same day over and over, Phil Connors steals an airplane and actually manages to leave Punxsutawney, flying to his mother’s house in Cleveland? The scene, found in Danny Rubin’s excellent How to Write Groundhog Day, goes as such:…

How old is Punxsutawney Phil? Pretty old.

Did you know that there has only ever been one Punxsutawney Phil? While most groundhogs, according to Wookieepedia, only live on average six years in the wild, Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather predictions since 1886. That makes him at least 133 years old! That is older than the average groundhog lives. How is this…

“Spirit of Punxsutawney” Phantastic Phil

The Spirit of Punxsutawney – According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, this Phantastic Phil was created by artist Sandy Zambory with the original design created by Rick Weiss. He is sponsored by the Punxsutawney Spirit Newspaper and stands outside their building.

It’s Groundhog Day!

So it’s finally here! The day we wait all year for: Groundhog Day! So go, get your groundhog and see whether or not he or she sees his or her shadow… Sing Groundhog Day carols… listen to Bill Murray and Stephen Tobolowsky recount stories about filming “Groundhog Day” at your Groundhog Day party… and just…