Forget South by Southwest – as Jimmy Kimmel asserts, Bill Murray is a “one-man festival.” The actor-comedian, for no other reason than to entertain attendees with his mere presence, dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s Thursday taping in Austin, Texas to discuss everything from March Madness to hangover cures to the “Blurred Lines” verdict – all while randomly wearing a dress and cowboy attire.
“I’m with that Robin Thicke song — the big money-maker he just made for Marvin Gaye,” Murray says in the above clip, when asked about his go-to party-starter. “It’s a great song, and Marvin Gaye got some money. It’s nice. He’s no longer here to spend it. But his original song is the song I like. ‘Got to Give It Up,’ the long version of that, really turns the party around a little bit.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Murray clears up the confusion surrounding his mysterious collaboration with Rick Ross. In February, the rapper tweeted a picture of the two laughing together in the studio, and Murray says they’re doing a “Christmas show.”
“My friend is friends with him, and he thought he’d be great to sing this one song,” he says in the below clip. “So he came and recorded the song, and…that was the last we saw of him. He didn’t show up to shoot. If anyone out there sees a 300-pound guy who looks like he was supposed to be in New York two weeks ago, let me know. It was a lot of fun – he just got lost. I kept saying, ‘He better be dead ’cause otherwise he’s in trouble.'”
Since March Madness began on Thursday, Murray also talked about his lackadaisical approach to bracket-making. “I’m in one [pool] that’s so great where you tell every day what your picks are – so it’s like yesterday didn’t really happen,” he says. “I’ve been really successful with that one.”
Murray’s wide-ranging interview opened with the actor riding in on a horse to mariachi fanfare. He also discussed a potential “merchandising empire,” as Kimmel showed him some hilarious products plastered with his image. Other highlights: Murray talking about coaching his son Luke – currently an assistant basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island – in his little league days, and reflecting on how he did his own make-up for the 1979 summer camp comedy Meatballs.