Learn how to make an entrance the Bill Murray way


(Video link) Bill Murray was David Letterman's guest last night, promoting his FDR movie, Hyde Park on Hudson. But since Mr. Murray is not one to just show up and do PR, he made a much more exciting entrance than usual. A warning to all of my acquaintances: the next time you invite me to your house, I'm going to enter like this, so don't ask me to bring food. After the jump, if you're interesting in seeing what Bill Murray keeps in his pockets, the full segment from Late Show with David Letterman.

For the calmer part of his appearance (video link), Murray talked about his annual tradition of watching the Rockefeller Center tree lighting and shares some hot cocoa with the host. I promise, this is the coziest and silliest thing you will watch today. http://youtu.be/FIWU05sdovA

(via Laughing Squid)



    1. jesus, can’t people just laugh at something??  WTF.
      one guy’s offended because tasing is bad, one pedant confronts the issue of electrical current.
      hint, normal folks had a chuckle instead.

  1. I missed it this year, too, so I had to pause the video and run to make my own cup of cocoa. I don’t really go for the cinnamon or nutmeg, but marshmallows are okay by me. Thanks, Bill and Dave!

    1.  I know.  I almost look forward to when I’m fully grey, just so my beard can look like that.  :)

    1. I imagine if someone kidnapped me and later took my hood off, and I see a bunch of white dudes in expensive business suits, my first thought would be “Oh shit!  They are Americans!”  Who the hell else are they going to be?  Swiss?

      1. I’m with you, S.C., though it’s a fair point that if getting shot in the face in real life only resulted in our beaks being temporarily spun ’round to the backs of our heads, ours would be a merrier world.

    1. Humor is always subjective. So people who say something is “never funny” are always wrong.

      If you’d like to open up a specific argument that there was something offensive about the taser reference, hey, this is an open forum. State your evidence, and I’m sure these folks will give you a fair and enlightening discussion. But don’t just announce your solemn conclusion to the rest of us like you’re with the Humor Authorities — not unless you have specific government-issued ID to that effect — and expect us to change our opinions.

      What is self-evidently offensive to you may not be so to us, and you apparently don’t respect people who did find this funny very much, if you think you can just gainsay them and change their minds. We didn’t laugh because our connection to the Great Cosmic Moral Database suddenly faltered. We laughed because we respectfully disagree with you: talking about dark, cynical topics can be really. damned. funny.

    2. In light of the thousands of people that die each year to tripping and falling, tripping and falling is NEVER FUNNY.  Anyone who watches slap stick humor is a MONSTER!!!

  2. I’m surprised to see Letterman taking a page from Leno’s guest acquisition strategy. This is how Leno gets all of his guests to appear.

    1. I’d say “Beta”, the ape that doesn’t play “alpha” or “sub”, but the one who plays outside of the system entirely.

  3. Hilarious. Bill Murray is a story teller supremo. You’re never quite sure what’s coming next, but you know it’s going to be interesting…  Somehow he morphs from the stereotypical released kidnap victim to the elder statesman wishing us all a Merry Christmas in about one minute. How does he do that? A class act. And looking better with age. Amazing! 

  4. It’s a fact: Bill Murray was David Letterman’s first guest on both Late Night and The Late Show.

  5. How unsurprising that Letterman doesn’t get it at all.  After an entrance like that, Bill is obviously setting him up for a comment like ‘Gee, I guess that can happen to anybody!’  It’s a joke with a message, too deep for derpy Dave.

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