The one and only Bill Murray demonstrated why there couldn't possibly be another one like him with a Late Show entrance that only he could pull off.
The setting of Wes Anderson's seventh full-length feature, Moonrise Kingdom, couldn't be more crucial. The film takes place on the fictitious New England island of New Penzance in the 1960's. This is a place and time tucked away from harsh realities that understands them only vaguely. The two pubescent children at the center of the story, Suzy (Kara Hayward) and Sam (Jared Gilman), have problems with fitting in and acting out, but the closest anyone gets to putting a label on it is "troubled" (as seen on a book Suzy confiscates from her parents, Coping with the Very Troubled Child). That only scratches the surface of the alienation that comes from his being orphaned and the rage that provokes her to set things on fire and injure people.
"When you become famous, you've got like a year or two where you act like a real asshole," Bill Murray told Tom Shales and James Miller when they interviewed him for Live from New York, their oral history of Saturday Night Live. "You can't help yourself. It happens to everybody. You've got like two years to pull it together — or it's permanent." He was talking, of course, about Chevy Chase, his opponent in a famous backstage fistfight. The two are friendly now, and it seems as though Murray wanted to imply that Chase had "pulled himself together" following his sudden rise to fame.
On Late Night, Amy Poehler proposed a way that would make the show even more hilarious. Have Bill Murray play the mayor. Since Bill Murray has no representation or accessible contact information, Amy had to ask him on national television.