Bill Murray—actor, comedian, Ghostbuster, and a-ring-a-ding-dinger—has become an urban legend. A few years ago, rumors started flying about Murray showing up at random parties in Brooklyn. Not celebrity parties—real person parties. He would also (allegedly) walk up behind people in Central Park, cover their eyes, say Guess who?, and when the freaked out urbanite turned around, he’d whisper, No one will ever believe you.
But then the rumors were confirmed. Page Six ran an article about his party-crashing habits, and Murray himself told Howard Stern the details.
"As long as you bring something… Bring a nice bottle of wine or champagne or something, people are like, oh, I guess I did invite him. He looks familiar, I must know him. As long as you behave well and you’re willing to dance, people are okay with you at a party. And if you pick up after yourself and you’re polite. It’s mostly about manners."
So it’s not so far outside his wheelhouse to propose a party-crashing, couch-hopping tour of the U.S. This fake news story is making the rounds on the interweb, and it’s hilarious (per Super Official News):
Mr. Murray did not speak to reporters but did have his agent Paul Horner answer some of their questions and make a few statements. “Mr. Murray is looking to take a vacation around the United States. He’s hoping that if he shows up to your party with a bottle of wine or vegetable tray, you will be able to make the proper accommodations for him. This includes allowing him to sleep on your couch or in a spare bedroom, both of those options being completely acceptable.
At these parties, Mr. Murray does not want to be called ‘Bill Murray’ but instead wants to be referred to as ‘Kaiser Soze’. Activities that Mr. Murray enjoys are drinking and karaoke. Having those two things at your party will definitely increase your chances of him making an appearance. Also it is extremely important that any house or location interested in participating have a sheet or banner of some kind attached to their establishment the night of the party. It must say in big bold letters, ‘BILL MURRAY CAN CRASH HERE’. This will let Mr. Murray know at what locations he is welcome.
Maybe if we talk about it enough, we can make this real…even though Murray (famously) doesn’t have an agent and the party hotline goes to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. He’s "coming" to Seattle on August 12. Will you be ready?