August 31, 2013 02:47:37 GMT
On the 20th anniversary of 'Late Show with David Letterman', the 'Moonrise Kingdom' actor wants to retrieve mementos that he kept during his first visit to the show.
Bill Murray destroyed "Late Show with David Letterman" set when he stopped by the show to help celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thursday, August 29. Making a grand entrance as Liberace, the "Ghostbusters" actor tried to unearth a time capsule which he kept when visiting the show for the first time in 1993.
He used a box-cutter to strip the stage carpet under a chair and then took a pickaxe and a jackhammer to dig up the mementos. When he couldn't find the time capsule under the chair, he moved to the floor under the other chair, which was the right place.
The time capsule was then finally retrieved, containing a copy of New York Post which featured Jay Leno as one of the headlines, a hairpiece that Letterman wore on his first "Late Show" broadcast, and a picture of Murray and Leno from the inaugural episode of the show.
As the show hit a milestone, Murray prepared a special gift for Letterman. He had a giant poster of his own face placed above the Ed Sullivan Theater. The poster had a tagline which read, "Wishes Dave a Happy 20th Anniversary," under Murray's massive name.
As if it wasn't memorable enough, the 62-year-old comedian sang "I Will Always Love You", the theme song from "The Bodyguard" movie which was also the No. 1 hit in 1993. After his short warbly rendition of the song, confetti was thrown as both the host and the guest shared a hug.