Eddie Murphy reveals why he will return to Saturday Night Live 35 years after he left the show


The legendary comedian Eddie Murphy has not been in the Saturday night live at the 30 Rockefeller Center since 1984, except for a brief appearance during the program's 40th anniversary special, but will host the sketching program later this month. Why did you decide to return after all this time?

For those too young to remember, the 1980s was a dark moment in SNL. The creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels had left the show along with the original cast of "Not Ready For Primetime Players," and many believe that if it weren't for the incorporation of Murphy when he was only 18, NBC would have canceled the show.

Murphy had numerous memorable characters, including Mr. Robinson, a parody of Mr. Rogers, Buckwheat, Gumby, Velvet Jones and James Brown in a hot tub. But, he finally left the show due to his flourishing film career, and Murphy ended up moving away from the show after David Spade made a joke about him during a 1995 sketch.

Murphy skipped the show's 25th anniversary special in 1999, but he and Spade ended up making peace. And, after he showed up for the 40th anniversary, he realized how much he missed Studio 8H.

The 58-year-old woman told Ellen DeGeneres in her talk show that when she returns to SNL At the end of this month, there is a possibility that he will bring back some of his most emblematic characters, but the "young people,quot; will have no idea who they are.

DeGeneres asked Murphy why he decided to return to SNL after 35 years, and admitted that it was nostalgia.

"They celebrated the 40th anniversary a few years ago and I went there and saw everyone and saw all the other actors and actresses and crew people and I had a great burst of nostalgia and I began to feel, & # 39; Oh, I want come back, "said Murphy.

Since the 2015 special, Murphy has wanted to return to SNL, but I knew I wanted to wait until the right time. Now that Murphy is in production for the sequel Coming 2 America – and there's a great buzz from Oscar for his performance in Dolemite is my name – Now is the perfect time.


Eddie Murphy will be the host Saturday night live on December 21 with the musical guest Lizzo.

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