Let it be known that if you happen to see Bill Murray at your next bachelor party, you’re about to have some knowledge dropped on you. Or, at least that’s what the world has come to expect since Murray crashed one such party at a South Carolina steakhouse over the weekend.
“You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the uncommitted,” he said to the party-goers, using that tid-bit of info to launch into a some tips on finding “The One.”
Well, OK, tip—namely, travel. As Murray said:
If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, 'Okay, let's pick 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 in JFK, and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport.
So, there you have it: good travel companion, good spouse. As a man who has been married to and divorced from the same woman twice, Murray probably knows what he’s talking about.
Interestingly, Murray was reportedly asked to say a few words after a guest spotted him in the restaurant, so this one didn’t come out completely unsolicited as in the past.
Which, of course, only proves that the legend of Bill Murray will continue to grow—even on accident.