Murray From Stranger Things Becomes The Karate Boy In A Hilarious Crossover
The third season of Stranger Things was a lot of fun, but it’s also given us plenty to talk about. One of the most interesting aspects is the introduction of a “new” character named Murray Bauman, played by SNL alum Bobby Moynihan. He’s a private investigator from Chicago who has spent his life investigating conspiracies, so he just might be the perfect guy to figure out what’s going on in Hawkins. But how would he fare in other scenarios? In this sketch from Funny or Die, we see what he’d be like as the protagonist in The Karate Kid—or rather, The Karate Boy.
In a new sketch from Funny or Die, Bobby Moynihan plays Murray Bauman from Stranger Things as a character in The Karate Kid (which, of course, is titled The Karate Boy).
In the video, Murray Bauman (played by Bobby Moynihan) is investigating the disappearance of someone who has gotten involved with the karate boys.
He says: “I’m not going to let that happen to anyone else, especially not this young man right here.”
A member of his team tells him: “We found a lead! It’s about these Karate Boys – something about a secret society. They know something about what happened to Will Byers and we need to get down there and investigate! Hellfire Club
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Murray Bauman, portrayed by Brett Gelman, is a main character in Stranger Things, being introduced in the second season as a recurring role before being promoted to the main cast from the fourth season onward.
As you might expect, he’s investigating the disappearance of someone who has somehow gotten involved with the karate boys.
You might be wondering how this all comes together. As you may expect, Murray is a private investigator in the Stranger Things universe, and he’s investigating the disappearance of someone who has somehow gotten involved with the karate boys. As we learn during the episode, that person is Steve Harrington’s dad, who had been investigating them before his disappearance.
Murray seems to know more about what’s going on than anyone else does (and everyone else seems to think he does), so it could be fun to see how his search for Steve’s dad plays out as well as how he reacts when he realizes what’s really going on at Hawkins International Airport and finds himself face-to-face with an angry Demogorgon!
Some of them are more plausible than others.
Some of Murray’s theories are more plausible than others. For example, he believes that the government is secretly listening to your phone calls and reading your emails. This one’s not so crazy—it’s been proven true! But then there are things like: “I think there are aliens,” or “I think dinosaurs lived in New York City.” These may sound ridiculous at first, but then again, who knows what our world could hold?
Murray has also been known to believe in conspiracy theories about celebrities. He once claimed that Justin Bieber was born with a tail, which we can’t confirm or deny—but it does make sense when you consider how many times Bieber has said that his favorite animal is a dog. It might be possible that he would have had one when he was born instead of just saying so because he wanted attention from fans who were hoping they could see it themselves one day.
In any case, no matter what outlandish things come out of his mouth next (or how many other people disagree with him), Murray always keeps us laughing with some sort of witty comeback guaranteed to make us feel better about ourselves as well as anything else going on around us today!
What do you think?
Murray is a great character in Stranger Things, and he has the most interesting theories of any character on the show. In fact, his theories are so unique that they don’t even make sense to anyone else—except for maybe Eleven. He’s always coming up with new ideas and asking questions about what’s happening around him, often preferring to do this alone or in private rather than sharing his thoughts during group settings.
That said, as you can see from the clip above where Murray becomes The Karate Boy: it doesn’t matter if you’re alone or not when you’re caught off-guard by something unexpected!
Bobby Moynihan’s take on Murray Bauman from Stranger Things is hilarious, and this sketch is a great example of why. He plays Murray to the hilt in all his glory, complete with his signature look (flannel and all) as well as some takes on his mannerisms that are spot-on. It also has a very clever premise: he’s investigating the disappearance of someone who might have gotten involved with karate kids! Some theories are more plausible than others…