Eddie Murphy Almost Gave Us This Epic SNL 40 Sketch

February 19, 2015 5:48 AM

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Eddie Murphy Almost Gave Us This Epic SNL 40 Sketch

Saturday Night Live drew a lot of laughs and viewers for SNL 40 last weekend, and the Internet had much to discuss. Part of the conversation was about Eddie Murphy’s return for the first time in over 30 years, and the lack of pizazz exhibited by the energetic entertainer. Fellow guest and SNL alum Norm Macdonald revealed that he attempted to get Murphy involved in the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch for the Bill Cosby gag, but it just didn’t come together.

That would have been an extremely surreal moment in TV history, rather than just a normal SNL impression. Macdonald said Murphy was contacted while with director Brett Ratner, and wasn’t comfortable with it but thought it might be fine since it would be an impression predating all of the rape allega...

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