SNL - Possible cameo by SNL vet - 25 years in the making? - Spoilers

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  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1 of 32
    Malcontent

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/buzz_over_murphy_snl_XNJnewMeHTt2ZBp9rTHToN

    It's just a rumor/gossip. I'm not holding my breath that this is going to happen. It certainly would be cool if Murphy did make an appearance.
     
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    DougF

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    Ben Stiller should be the guest on James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party.
     
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    aadam101

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    I never knew about this "feud". Seems rather childish of Murphy to demand an apology. That show (and Murphy) have made millions of dollars for making fun of others.
     
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    Fish Man

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    Lorne Michaels left SNL and had nothing to do with it between 1980 and 1985.

    Eddie Murphy was hired as a cast member on SNL while Jean Doumanian was executive producer (1980). He left in 1984 during Dick Ebersol's tenure as executive producer.

    I see no reason there should have been any "feud" between Murphy and Michaels. Sounds like tabloid BS to me.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 #5 of 32
    aadam101

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    It does sound like tabloid BS but it also seems strange that Murphy has never done anything SNL related in almost 30 years. Pretty much every other cast member who made it big appears from time to time.
     
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    Jeeters

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    I bet a lot of cast members return do it as a favor to Lorne.

    I'm sure many feel that they owe a little something to Lorne for giving them the first big stepping stones to their success.

    Or they do the favor because there's a friendship/bond there.

    But given that Lorne wasn't around when Murphy was there, he feels nothing towards Lorne and sees no reason to. His life is in L.A. now, he's got something like 8 kids, and he probably is just simply not interested in flying to NYC.
     
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    DeDondeEs

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    I bet if they do have Murphy on they will do some sketch where that newer guy (who does the Chris Rock and Will Smith bits) is doing an Eddie Murphy impression, and he walks in during that.
     
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    I love SNL and I really could not care less about him.
     
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    scooterboy

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    Good call. It would be interesting to see if you're correct.
     
  10. Michael S

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    I wonder if Alan Alda will show up too when Hader is doing his impression of him. Because hes in this movie also.
     
  11. YCantAngieRead

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    Now THAT would be awesome. Hader blew me away with his Alda impression.
     
  12. DeDondeEs

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    That would be awesome. They could do one of those "Top Gun" DVD extra casting call bits....
     
  13. FilmCritic3000

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    The "feud" stems from a bit David Spade did during "Weekend Update", "David Spade's Hollywood Minute" in the mid '90s. In reference to Eddie Murphy's box office slump around that time, a picture of Eddie was superimposed on the screen. Spade said, "Look, children...a falling star! Quick...make a wish!"
     
  14. Fish Man

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    If that's what it is, it's pretty thin skinned and petty of Murphy.

    What celebrity did David Spade not make a snarky comment about on "Hollywood Minute"? I'd think he'd be offended if he didn't get mentioned!
     
  15. busyba

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    Didn't Spade stop doing the Hollywood Minute bits because lots of celebrities in general were getting really pissed off?
     
  16. YCantAngieRead

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    Man, some people really need to get a sense of humor. You're famous. You're open fodder.
     
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    I agree. If that's what ticked Murphy off, then that's pretty petty.
     
  18. wmcbrine

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    I disagree -- that's about the worst thing they could've said about him. I bet they could've joked about transsexual prostitutes all day without bothering him. But to say "your career is over" -- and to have that coming from SNL of all places, where you could argue his career started -- that's just cold.
     
  19. Fish Man

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    THIS! THIS! THIS!

    Blue Oyster Cult thought the "More Cowbell" sketch was funny.

    Lindsey Buckingham thinks WUWT is funny.

    Miley Cyrus thinks "The Miley Cyrus" show is funny.

    Barry and Robyn Gibb find "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" to be funny.

    And the absolutely most vicious celebrity lampooning SNL ever did, Will Ferrell playing Janet Reno, had the real Janet Reno laughing hysterically, according to her own statements about the sketches.

    If Eddie Murphy was offended by that joke, he needs to get over it.
     
  20. YCantAngieRead

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    I'm not sure if Janet Reno was more vicious, or that Governor of New York. And he must have been okay with it, because he showed up and was on the show.

    It bothers me when celebrities aren't able to laugh at themselves. Unless someone makes fun of your kids or your mother, learn to laugh about it.
     

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