Bill Murray was enjoying a quick getaway in Charleston, South Carolina over the Memorial Day Weekend when he was pestered by a group of guys–Boston College alumni, to be exact–while having dinner. The guys asked the What About Bob, Groundhog Day, and former SNL star if he would join them at a bachelor party they were attending there in the same restaurant. After he finished his dinner, the actor actually made a brief appearance–flooring everyone (even the original pests) with his presence.
Murray offered up a toast at the bachelor party, and talked to the groom and his guests about life, world travel, true love, and even his ideas on some bizarre places to tie the knot. Probably the most unusual comment of all came when Bill Murray compared the groom to a dead person.
Those in attendance at the bachelor party snapped photos with cameras and on their cell phones. Many video taped the quick visit as well. Now the clips from those films have gone viral.
Some say Bill Murray is known for his impromptu visits and brief encounters with people all around the country.
A man named Stephen, who attended the bachelor party shared his version of the event via a blog called The Concourse on Deadspin.
Bill Murray showed up at a bachelor party for guy I know and convinced everyone to lift the groom up on their shoulders. Bill Murray = best
— Daniel Duquette (@daniel_duquette) May 26, 2014
“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 fucking Murray walks into the room and gives this speech,” Stephen shared.
What a remarkable bachelor party this turned out to be. Way beyond getting drunk and watching a stripper gyrate around the room, these guys got to meet and enjoy a toast given by Bill Murray. Not many grooms can say that of their bachelor party.
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