Eddie Murphy Was Supposed To Play Bill Cosby During The Celebrity Jeopardy Sketch On #SNL40

Norm Macdonald’s Twitter account has been a gem ever since SNL 40 on Sunday night, as he’s shared backstage stories and his own personal feelings about being back at SNL and seeing so many familiar faces. One of the more interesting stories he shared was the fact that Eddie Murphy was originally supposed to play Bill Cosby at the end of the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch. While Kenan eventually did the impression and did a solid job, as Norm writes, the laughs from Eddie Murphy putting on that Cosby sweater would have absolutely brought the house down. Murphy ended up nixing the idea, and instead gave a short speech after an amazing tribute and introduction from Chris Rock. Backstage stories like this coming out are kind of bittersweet: it’s cool finding out behind the scenes details of a show the magnitude of SNL 40, but now we’ll have to live knowing that Eddie Murphy could’ve stole the show one last time while simultaneously breaking the internet. With that said, I’m OK with the baby steps approach that’s happening between SNL and Eddie. Let’s hope him showing up for the special eventually leads to him hosting the show one day.

– Ryan


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