For all of Bill Murray’s well-deserved accolades and unquestioned icon status as an actor and comic, the legendary “Saturday Night Live” alum is not averse to chatting it up with the public in the most unexpected of circumstances.
Take this weekend, for instance.
One guy wrote to Deadspin about a Bill Murray sighting at the same restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, where he and about 20 other revelers were having a bachelor party. One thing led to another, and Murray was asked if he’d like to share some words with the groom-to-be.
While initially declining, he of “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day” fame suddenly showed up to the party later in the evening.
“You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living?” Murray began to the geeked-out group. “Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the… ” What you hear next is inaudible because of all the cheering from the single men there.
Here’s the rest of Murray’s speech — which was specifically not for the groom-to-be, apparently the very first of the crew there to get hitched, as his advice was “too late” for him:
“Here’s what I recommend to you. If you have someone that you think is the one, don’t just sort of think (in) your ordinary mind…’OK, let’s make a date, let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back…and when you land at JFK, and you’re still in love with that person? Get married at the airport.”
Here’s the clip. (Content warning: Tiny bit of rough language):