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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on SNL

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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:10PM

Eddie Murphy's highly anticipated return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary was lacking one vital component: a performance.

So what happened?

Former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald revealed on Twitter Wednesday that it was his job to convince Murphy, 53, to impersonate Bill Cosby in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch.

But Macdonald, 51, was not successful. And Cosby, 77, is grateful.

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Why Eddie Murphy Didn't Perform on the SNL Reunion

Originally posted 02/19/2015 05:30AM

To hear – or read – Norm Macdonald tell it, "Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one."

And yet Macdonald couldn't convince Murphy to participate in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit during Sunday's mammoth Saturday Night Live reunion special on NBC.

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Eddie Murphy Returns to SNL for the 40th Anniversary Special (VIDEO)

Eddie Murphy Returns to SNL for the 40th Anniversary Special (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/15/2015 11:25PM

Eddie Murphy made his big return to Saturday Night Live on Sunday night when he made a guest appearance during the show's star-studded 40th anniversary special.

The comedian, 53, was given a heartfelt introduction by Chris Rock, who credited Murphy as his comedy inspiration. "I wanted to be Eddie Murphy," Rock said.

He also said that Murphy helped save SNL, which was in a ratings slump when he joined in 1981 at the age of 19, making him the second-youngest cast member in the show's long history. (The youngest cast member ever would be Anthony Michael Hall, who joined the show when he was 17 back in 1985.)

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Eddie Murphy Returning to SNL for First Time in 30 Years

Originally posted 01/30/2015 08:45AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20897531" "" "" "auto"] You can't keep him away from Saturday Night Live forever. He's Gumby, dammit.

The Today show confirmed Friday morning that Eddie Murphy will take part in SNL's 40th anniversary special on Feb. 15, in what will be his first appearance on the show in more than 30 years.

The comedian, 53, first revealed the news in a phone interview with News One Now.

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Eddie Murphy Releases New Rastafarian Single 'Oh Jah Jah'

Eddie Murphy Releases New Rastafarian Single 'Oh Jah Jah'

Originally posted 01/11/2015 08:50AM

Long known for his comedy, Eddie Murphy may soon add music to his act.

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Have Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy Moved On Already?

Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy May Be Dating Other People, Source Says

Originally posted 08/05/2014 03:15PM

Though the split between Michael Strahan and his fiancée Nicole Murphy – just one day before his Hall of Fame induction – may have been a surprise to some, those close to the couple says the breakup was a long time coming.

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Eddie Murphy's Daughters Strip Down for Sexy Lingerie Photoshoot

Eddie Murphy's Daughters Strip Down for Sexy Lingerie Photoshoot

Originally posted 02/07/2014 07:45AM

Bria and Shayne are both models like mom Nicole

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UpdatePosted 11/20/2013 05:00PM

Eddie Murphy Talks Coming to America Sequel with Arsenio Hall

Originally posted 11/20/2013 09:00PM

Coming to America turns 25 this year, and fans of the 1988 comedy are naturally still wondering if Eddie Murphy will ever reprise his role as Akeem, an African prince who journeys to Queens in search of a bride.

Alas it seems a sequel is unlikely, but the reason may surprise you.

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Did Courteney Cox Inspire the Carlton on Fresh Prince? | Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals the Inspiration for the Carlton on Fresh Prince

Originally posted 07/22/2013 10:05AM

What do Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy have in common?

According to former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, they both inspired his iconic Carlton dance.

The actor, who played Carlton Banks on the show, told Buzzfeed his crazed dance moves weren't just something he made up the moment he heard Tom Jones singing "It's Not Unusual."

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