Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Bill Murray Gives New Bedford a Shout-Out on Letterman (VIDEO)

Actor Bill Murray is known almost as much for his eccentric behavior off-screen as he is for his memorable characters on it. In fact, there’s an entire website devoted to stories of people who have encountered Murray–encounters that usually involve something ridiculous, and ending with Murray proclaiming, “No one will ever believe you.”

Murray is also a noted New Bedford fan, often spotted hanging out in the city and frequently taking the fast ferry to the Vineyard. So it comes as no surprise that, in a written statement read by David Letterman on Thursday night’s “Late Show” while Murray looked on, the actor gave a shout-out to the city and “Kevin, Rudy and Frank at the Maaco.”

“They’re not going to charge me for the primer,” deadpanned Murray, who was on the show to promote his new film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Reached on Saturday morning, Kevin at Maaco, which is located on Potomska Street, said it was actually the second time they’d painted Murray’s vehicle, which he described as “an older Jeep Wagoneer.”

“He said he was going on Letterman, and I said, ‘give us a plug,’ and he did, so it’s all good,” Kevin said.

He also said Murray hasn’t visited the shop personally–rather, his assistant has dropped off and picked up the vehicle–but they have spoken to him on the phone.

“He’s a pretty good guy,” Kevin said.

And unlike most Murray encounters, this is one people will believe.

Here’s the video (with the New Bedford reference coming just after the 3:15 mark):

Best of WBSM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.