1076: Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Day
If you closely examine the cosmic background radiation, you can pick up lingering echoes of 'I Got You Babe'.
Title text: If you closely examine the cosmic background radiation, you can pick up lingering echoes of 'I Got You Babe'.


This comic is a mash-up of the American movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and the work of James Ussher who was a Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar.

This comic is purporting to say that unlike in the movie, Bill Murray and Rita (Andie MacDowell) never move on to February 3, but instead create our world with some sort of "sexual infinity".

And of course, the image text, there is a reference to the song "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher, which is the song that Bill Murray's character wakes up to every morning of February 2 (and February 3 as well).

In Groundhog Day, the final scene has Bill Murray's character wearing the same clothes as the night before, implying he didn't sleep with Rita after all.


Groundhog Day really didn't end that way. When Bill Murray finally slept with Rita, it *didn't* break the loop.

[Phil Connors and Rita gettin' busy under the covers of his bed]

They just kept having sex, night after night,

[bed containing Phil and Rita repeats]

February 2nd after February 2nd...

[calendar page repeats]


But nothing is forever. Not even forever

And the day *after* that sexual infinity

[calendar page here]

was February 3rd.

264 days later (the length of a pregnancy) was october 23rd --

[An enormous explosion in space]

Bishop Ussher's date for the birth of our world.

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If the world is stuck in an infinite loop on February 2nd, how can February 3rd happen? Ever? Davidy22[talk] 13:37, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

I guess February 3rd happens on the omega'th day of that infinite loop? Alpha (talk) 05:25, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

It also happens that the date for the beginning of the world is Mole day... 05:21, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

The name of the main character ist not the only thing Randall got wrong about the movie... In the Wikipedia article, it is specifically mentioned that Phil and Rita did not have sex that night. 19:54, 31 July 2018 (UTC)