Event-crasher extraordinaire Bill Murray descended upon lowly mortals once again over Memorial Day weekend, this time at a bachelor party in Charleston, S.C. And he had some words of wisdom — not for the groom, but for the rest of the group.
"You know how funerals are not for the dead, they're for the living?" Murray says to the men, to their extreme delight. "Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they're for the unmarried."
A Deadspin reader was in the group, and caught the moment on camera. He explains to the site how the Murray appearance occurred:
At one point during dinner at a steakhouse, one guy goes to the bathroom downstairs and sees Bill Murray sitting with some people with a fishing vest on. We talked to the waiter to see if we could send him some drinks, to which Bill declined. One of my buddies then went down and asked if he'd come up and say a few words for EJ (the groom) and got a 'No thanks.' My buddy comes back up dejected and tells us it's not going to happen. Two minutes later, Bill (expletive) Murray walks into the room and gives this speech.
Murray's advice? It's about how to make sure she (or he) is the one:
If you have someone who you think is the one, don't just sort of think, your ordinary mind, and think, 'Oh, 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 to JFK, when you land at JFK, and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport.
Murray is known for showing up unannounced in the middle of kickball games in New York, at house parties and wherever the heck else he feels like it. Because he's Bill Murray.
Watch the video here (be forewarned, there is a bit of swearing in it).