For his grand entrance, Murray went for something big but simple and effective. After Letterman called his name, Murray brought out a giant cake just so he could jump out of it like at a bachelor party.
For nearly anyone else, it would’ve been completely absurd, but for Murray, it’s par for the wacky course. And for these longtime friends, it was a fitting way to say goodbye—even if Murray wasn’t quite ready to do so yet.
Screengrab via Late Show with David Letterman/YouTube