Bill Murray visited Jimmy Kimmel in 'Black Swan' makeup because he does what he wants.

Bill Murray visited Jimmy Kimmel in 'Black Swan' makeup because he does what he wants.
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Bill Murray stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live in Black Swan makeup and some sort of Shakespearean or renaissance garb to discuss the Cubs and Mets playoff series. Kimmel is doing a week of shows in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House. Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, and is an avid Mets fan, while Murray hails from Chicago and is a lifelong Cubs fan. They both attended the game on Sunday. Surely everyone thinks there must be a reason that Murray was dressed in this costume; perhaps he lost a bet because his beloved Cubs lost. But the reason is because Bill Murray gets weird whenever he feels like it. Sometimes he goes on TV when it looks like he's had a few drinks. Sometimes he randomly hops in strangers' engagement photos.

Kimmel recalled how the manager of the Cubs sent a guy over to Murray, who was on the field, with the lineup card in the hopes that Murray would touch it for good luck. Murray complied, but continued rubbing the lineup card all over his body. When Kimmel asked Murray if rubbing it on his body was the reason for the Cubs loss, he just didn't think it was enough:

I think we would've won, it's just that I was wearing too many layers.

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Jimmy continues to playfully tease Murray about being a possible jinx to the Cubs. But Murray remains blindingly optimistic, like a true and devout Cubs fan. Though Mets fans might say he's as detached from reality as Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Whether you are Cubs fan or a Mets fan, everyone can agree they want Bill Murray on their home team.

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