The Return of Eddie Murphy to SNL Was The Best in Years!
You are looking at half of the Netflix budget right here on stage!
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The Return of Eddie Murphy to SNL was best in years! You are looking at half of the Netflix budget right here on stage! Eddie Murphy’s monologue during his return to SNL after 35 years gets interrupted by Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle.
Eddie Murphy hit the SNL stage after 35 years and during his opening monologue, he was interrupted by Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock. SNL has had its shares of ups and downs over the years. You have to know the history and watched it over the years to fully understand. I haven’t watched SNL in years probably since the 30 Rock star, Tracy Morgan was on it. However, I was reminded by a friend that Eddie Murphy will be hosting and coming to the Saturday Night Live stage after 35 years.
He opens his monologue up by saying this is the first time since leaving in 1984. From the moment he steps on stage you knew he felt right at home. He was quickly followed on stage by three of the top comedians in the business in which they made another classic moment in SNL history. In the opening set Tracy Morgan the show. Dave Chappelle said you are looking at half of Netflix's budget, Chris Rock and everyone said thank you Netflix. Tracy no not me I made all my millions on the road, Eddie turn to him and say touring; Tracy says no I got hit by a truck! What you had in that opening monologue was four generations of African American SNL cast members on one stage. Seeing Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, and Kenan Thompson all on stage together was Iconic. Eddie was the one to help pave the way for them to get their turn and shine.
I was waiting to see what Eddie was going to bring to the table for this one night of pleasure. I will say he did not disappoint. Eddie brought back some of his most classic characters: Mr. Robinson, whose neighborhood has changed over 35 years. After 35 years it appears Mr. Robinson knows a lot about Tenant rights! LOL. One of the greatest things about SNL is that it’s live, and you don’t know what will happen, and I think when Gumby came out the set could barely maintain themselves. We cannot forget about pimp turns author Velvet Jones himself. We can learn a lot from Velvet Jones, and the lesson we can learn is, always be selling!
Now if you have seen anything from SNL with Eddie Murphy watch some of the sketches below, then you will also see why he's one of the true kings of comedy.