If you've got to have a party crasher, then by gum it should be Bill Murray. And technically, the actor/comedian/all-around interesting guy wasn't exactly invading a Charleston, S.C., bachelor party over Memorial Day weekend — he was something of a last-minute invitee.
As Deadspin's Concourse blog reported, one of their readers was on hand for the surprise visit, and reported back with details and a video (which, be warned, has some swearing in it). Reader Stephen told the blog, "Over Memorial Day weekend, 20 of my buddies from Boston College got together in Charleston for our friend EJ's bachelor party.
"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 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."
For a guy who seems to be making it up on the spot, Murray does deliver some great advice: "You know how they say funerals are for the dead, not for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they're for the unmarried."
After some laughter, he continues (and be sure to note how all of the guys go completely quiet while listening to their guru), "If you have someone that you think is the one ... 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 ... when you land at JFK and you're still in love with that person, get married."
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