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Eddie Murphy Turns Down Bill Cosby Impression For SNL

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    Saturday Night Live had a skit prepared for their 40th anniversary in which Eddie Murphy was to play Bill Cosby. In short, the skit was to have Murphy act as Cosby in a game of Jeopardy. Most were excited about this particular skit because there had never been one done on the game show before. Surprisingly enough, due to the show has been one of the most popular game shows ever. I am not surprised at all that Murphy turned this down. After all, the media has been decently fair to his favor throughout most of his career. Well, considering what it does to most celebrities.

    Do you think this was the right move for him?
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    I would have rather Eddie Murphy did it. He's a funny guy and has been away from the spotlight for far too long. Kinda miss him. I know his a little bitter about the way the media dogs some of his more recent movies that turned out to be flops. But he still has millions of fans. And Cosby deserves to be made fun of, by one of the best SNL ever had.
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    NeoLogic Wrote: I would have rather Eddie Murphy did it. He's a funny guy and has been away from the spotlight for far too long. Kinda miss him. I know his a little bitter about the way the media dogs some of his more recent movies that turned out to be flops. But he still has millions of fans. And Cosby deserves to be made fun of, by one of the best SNL ever had.
    I agree, but I do have an odd sense of respect for him for turning it down. He reportedly didn't want to 'kick a man while he's down' and I think that's commendable. I wish SNL did a little more than have him give a 30 second spot, as well. Just because he turned down a skit doesn't mean they had to shun him. It's almost as if he was punished for sticking to his morals.
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    No surprise Cosby was happy Murphy turned this down. Bill came out about this saying, "I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions."

    Maybe Murphy thinks he already put Cosby in his place decades ago. Remember this? Warning, it is explicit: