Early Sunday morning, Busy Phillips (Kim Kelly from Freaks and Geeks) got into an Uber with her husband Marc Silverstein. That’s not the news here. Although it is a little surprising to learn that someone with Cougar Town money doesn’t get chauffeured around town in a stretch limo in a series of underground tunnels built specifically for the rich and famous. Anyway, Busy’s Uber ride was dramatic for her and she relayed the whole situation in a series of Instagram stories.
According to Busy (via People magazine), she and her husband were immediately creeped out by the driver. Busy turned to her husband and asked “Oh, that guy was weird. Are you sure he’s not going to kill us?” That’s when a surprise third passenger, a bearded dude in the third row of their Uber, replied: “I promise that won’t happen.”
Busy clearly didn’t want to be the cheese in the middle of a creep sandwich, so she nope’d the hell out of her Uber while swearing to herself she “would not be killed” that night. Busy explains that she seriously felt like something bad was going to happen to which the only witnesses would be three bottles of water and a pack of gum.
“I’m not trying to be alarmist or whatever, but I definitely feel like those guys were trying to murder me tonight. I legitimately feel that way and it was really scary.”
Busy and her husband ended up getting home in a Lyft. A rep from Uber spoke to People about the situation. They said neither Busy nor her husband filed a safety incident, but they’re looking into her allegations and that they take this kind of stuff “very seriously.”
If you’re sitting there thinking that Busy’s reaction to that third passenger situation was ridiculous, you’re not alone. Busy knows how crazy she sounded.
“I did not realize that was gonna become like an international story. I should have, I guess. You know how much I love People mag dot com, and I made it on there…for the Uber story, but I do kind of sound like an idiot. Maybe I am!”
I understand why Busy freaked out; Busy sounds lit as hell in that video, and booze can make your brain go to some crazy dark places. But if she had just chilled out for a second, she realized there was nothing to be worried about. They said the guy in the back had a beard, was bathed in light, and assured them they weren’t going to be killed. They were clearly riding with Jesus. I am more than a little concerned that he was stuck way in the back. Its got to be difficult to take the wheel when you have to leap over the middle row to get there.