August 30th, 2013
12:26 PM ET
Bill Murray makes 20th anniversary return to 'Letterman'
It may have taken 20 years, but Bill Murray has finally taken David Letterman behind the candelabra.
On August 30th, 1993, Murray was the first guest to grace the Ed Sullivan Theater for the very first episode of "Late Show with David Letterman."
So in celebration of the show's 20th anniversary on Thursday, Murray returned to the theater in style - dressed as the marvelous piano virtuoso, Liberace.
"You know I love you, audience. I love you, but I don't have time tonight. I'm only here for one reason," Murray said as he shyly pointed towards Letterman.
Murray made a grand entrance not only dressed as the musician, but with a pure white Rolls-Royce being pushed across stage by an assistant doing his best Matt Damon-as-Scott Thorson impersonation. The fur coat, cape, and bouffant wig all captured Liberace's essence, but no detail was greater than Murray carrying a white poodle.
"I didn't know you had a dog," Letterman said to Murray.
"I had to get something that went with this outfit," Murray responded.
The actor's made some show-stopping appearances for Letterman before, from wearing a tuxedo with a top hat to donning a jockey uniform. However, after 20 years behind the "Late Show" desk, Letterman made sure that his signature dry sense of humor was on full display in contrast to the glamorous Murray.
"My heart has really now taken flight," Letterman quipped.
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