Bill Hader has swiftly become a comedic treasure and is responsible for some of the funniest performances on SNL. But before his Hollywood success, he got himself fired in the most satisfying way possible, as first reported by HuffPost. While attending Scottsdale Community College, Hader worked at the local movie theater. I’ll let him tell the story, since he tells it best:
“One night a group of sorority girls came in and were blocking the doors. I asked them to move … They were being really rude to me. So, as I tore the tickets I said, ‘By the way the boat sinks at the end, Leo dies … It’s great, you think he’s sleeping, but he’s frozen! Oh and the old lady throws the jewelry in the ocean. Enjoy the movie.’ My always-stoned boss had to come over and go, ‘Did you just tell them the end of Titanic? I have to fire you.’”
First off, anyone going to see Titanic should know that the boat sinks at the end, that part isn’t a spoiler. But revealing that Leo dies at the end (spoiler alert for a film that came out over twenty years ago) must have devastated those girls. But did Hader really have to get fired for that? Honestly, more movie theaters should spoil movies as punishment to rowdy patrons.
What was the worst way you ever got fired? Was it as silly as Bill Hader’s college experience? Let us know in the comments!