Skip to comments.HOW A RARE MISTAKE LED TO EDDIE MURPHY’S BIG ‘SNL’ BREAK
Posted on 03/30/2021 11:23:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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“...both Black and white audiences.”
Screw this PC crap. Capitalize both “black” and “white” when referring to race, or neither. My vote would be for neither.
Eddie is fabulous one of my all time faves
heh. He prophesied about George Floyd at 1:30.
Also, thanks to Youtube, we’ve all seen black people fighting. It’s nothing like his routine. ;)
That definitely would not be PC today.
No doubt, he was a funny guy...SNL used to crack me up back then...
When I see stuff from that era now, it all seems a little dated - but that’s not his fault - everything gets old after a while..
But today’s comedians are so unfunny it’s sad.. there are a few exceptions but not many.
That was actually a thing way back then.
Today it’s just “So? We’re plowing this field again?”
I still watch Delirious and I still laugh as hard now as I did then.
He personified Gumby more than any man alive
"What a silly negro!"
I went to the source, Eddie’s 1979 interview with the NY Times. Both were lower case.
The writer of this article capitalized “black”, thus proving your point.
Kill my landlord
Kill my landlord
C-I-L-L my landlord
"Donny and Marie! Hey, hey, hey, cut it out! Is this how you kids go Hawaiian? Give me a break here! "
So SNL has always been racist
A lot of comedy is about social validation. That’s why so many comedians are political. People will actually laugh when you make a quip, insult, or metaphor that agrees with their perspectives, particularly if it’s not popular or PC, or even if you didn’t validate them but can contort something almost taboo into something personal.
That is why the older comedians were funnier. They pushed against a lot of norms and accepted premises. Many of today’s comedians are afraid be un-PC. You’ll still get approval from audiences when they agree with you, but it’s not the social jolt. Self deprecating humor can be very effective, even if it’s about race or class and not about the comedian personally, because you are allowed to parody a stereotype if you are in that class or group. Again, the unwritten secret to that is social validation, when makes the topic uncomfortable when you acknowledge it.
As I recall, SNL was horrible when Eddie came on board, and they would up only keeping Eddie and Piscopo for the next season.
See the dog in the window...
Do he bite?
That is a racist phrase, either from Allison Rapp or the UCR editors.
He and Cosby had some beef. I thought his Cosby jokes in Raw were just that, jokes. Turns out Cosby really was upset over Murphy. Pretty ironic that Murphy has 10 kids and is a good father while Cosby will likely die in prison.
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