KSK Celebrity Super Bowl Pick: Bill Murray

01.25.08 10 years ago 44 Comments

The celebrity Super Bowl pick is a time-honored tradition, one we at KSK are super fucking excited to be a part of, as we have in the past. For the next two weeks, stars from the world of entertainment, politics, and more will drop by to make their picks for the big game in the Pink Taco! Up next, comedy legend and now serious actor Bill Murray!

Bill Murray: I guess…


(stares out window)

(looks up ruefully)


(looks at shoes)

(gives hangdog look)

(taps foot)


(gives rueful look)

(slumps shoulders)

(stares at watch)

(gives half snicker)


(exhales deeply)

(stares vacantly)


(sighs again)

Patriots… by… 10.

(falls asleep with eyes open)

Richard Roeper: Oh, my God. I LOVED this pick. This may be Bill Murray’s most masterful pick yet. It’s so understated. So minimalistic. So many actors try and communicate with words, or with non-verbal cues, or with movement of the facial muscles. But Bill communicates so much simply doing nothing at all, you know? Nothing is telegraphed. I could project any emotion onto him I please. He could be indifferent, or uncaring, or apathetic, or blasé, or bored, or disinterested, or detached, or listless. Just such a rich character.

This kind of performance is just so rare today. Too many people now try and “act” or “move”. I also liked the fact that the pick had no story structure of any kind. No dramatic momentum at all. We’re always demanding things like “a plot” or “cohesion” or “conflict resolution”. But it’s nice to finally see someone not cave to such mainstream sensibilities. It’s a stunning, stunning piece of work. Oscar caliber, absolutely.

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