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HOW A RARE MISTAKE LED TO EDDIE MURPHY’S BIG ‘SNL’ BREAK
UltimateClassicRock ^ | March 30, 2021 | Allison Rapp

Posted on 03/30/2021 11:23:15 AM PDT by nickcarraway

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Black People Fighting - SNL
1 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.


2 posted on 03/30/2021 11:26:07 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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Eddie is fabulous one of my all time faves


3 posted on 03/30/2021 11:26:10 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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To: nickcarraway

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. ;)


4 posted on 03/30/2021 11:29:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (We killed our economy and damaged our culture. In 2021 we will pine for the salad days of 2020.)
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That definitely would not be PC today.


5 posted on 03/30/2021 11:31:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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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.


6 posted on 03/30/2021 11:33:10 AM PDT by enumerated
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

That was actually a thing way back then.

Today it’s just “So? We’re plowing this field again?”


7 posted on 03/30/2021 11:34:33 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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I still watch Delirious and I still laugh as hard now as I did then.


8 posted on 03/30/2021 11:35:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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He personified Gumby more than any man alive


9 posted on 03/30/2021 11:36:32 AM PDT by dsrtsage (Complexity is merely simplicity lacking imagination)
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"What a silly negro!"

10 posted on 03/30/2021 11:36:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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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.


11 posted on 03/30/2021 11:37:07 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: PGR88

Kill my landlord
Kill my landlord
C-I-L-L my landlord


12 posted on 03/30/2021 11:37:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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He personified Gumby more than any man alive

"Donny and Marie! Hey, hey, hey, cut it out! Is this how you kids go Hawaiian? Give me a break here! "

13 posted on 03/30/2021 11:40:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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14 posted on 03/30/2021 11:42:35 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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So when Murphy got word in 1980 that the “Black slot” in SNL’s cast

So SNL has always been racist

15 posted on 03/30/2021 11:44:35 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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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.


16 posted on 03/30/2021 11:46:26 AM PDT by z3n
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To: nickcarraway

As I recall, SNL was horrible when Eddie came on board, and they would up only keeping Eddie and Piscopo for the next season.


17 posted on 03/30/2021 11:48:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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See the dog in the window...
Do he bite?


18 posted on 03/30/2021 11:50:16 AM PDT by Skywise
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"... both Black and white audiences."

That is a racist phrase, either from Allison Rapp or the UCR editors.

19 posted on 03/30/2021 12:00:01 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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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.


20 posted on 03/30/2021 12:01:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Free Republic: The Internet's 1st social media platform. Since 1996.)
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