7 Times Bill Murray Was, Well, Bill Murray
He accepts calls only through an 800 number, he has zero qualms taking food from strangers’ plates and he’s taken many a joyride on children’s bicycles through Walmarts across the nation. Bill Murray, not the Dos Equis guy, is truly the most interesting man in the world. Join us as we explore seven legendary moments Bill Murray acted like Bill Murray.
When He Casually Posed For Engagement Photos
An unsuspecting Charleston couple was awoken from their engagement photo reverie when Murray attempted to distract them by lifting up his shirt and tapping his belly (as one does). Photographer Raheel Gauba asked Murray if he would join the couple’s shoot and this magical snap became history.
When He Joined A Friendly Game Of Kickball
Murray charged the field in the middle of a Roosevelt Island kickball game. He managed to get in a couple of runs, dole out some high-fives and literally swept one of the player’s mother’s off her feet into his arms. Bill Murray = dreamboat.
When He Moonlighted as a Brooklyn Bartender
New York bars are a dime a dozen, but not when Bill Murray is playing barkeep. Murray helped his son Homer celebrate the opening of his Brooklyn restaurant, 21 Greenpoint, by agreeing to take on a shift as a bartender. Not only was Murray an hour late for the shift, but he reportedly scoffed at the customers’ lackluster tips.
When He Tagged Along On A Bachelor Party
After happening upon a Charleston bachelor party, Murray joined the group and offered his priceless words of wisdom on the topic of marriage: “If you have someone that you think is The One...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 land at JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.” Profound.
When He Showed Up at a Bill Murray-Themed Ice-Cream Social
After hearing the Groundhog Day actor was in town working on a film, the owner of Los Angeles-based CVT Soft Serve, threw a Bill Murray-themed ice-cream social in hopes the folklore legend would grace the crowd with his majestic presence. Murray did indeed make an appearance, and it was magical.
When He Accidentally Caught A Bank Robber
Murray was visiting friends in Phoenix when a sprinting man stopped to ask if he was the actor from Zombieland. Just as Murray said, um, duh, a team of police officers tackled the man (who had just robbed an ATM) and Murray, naturally, was a national treasure.
When He Pretended To Be The Next Bob Costas
Few people on Earth are bigger Chicago Cubs fans than Murray. So when his home team won the World Series in 2016, Bill Murray celebrated in the only way Bill Murray can. He bounded with vigor into the Cubs’ locker room armed with bottles of Champagne. Then he stole borrowed a reporter’s microphone and interviewed all-star Dexter Fowler. Why, you ask? Because he’s Bill Murray, of course.