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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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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Promised Bill Cosby Jokes At Last Night’s Golden Globes & They Delivered

If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you probably noticed that besides their opening monologue, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler weren’t on screen that much. Luckily for us, when they were on screen, the jokes were flying around like hot cakes. They did the usual bits on the nominees and people in the room, including a really funny joke about last night’s lifetime achievement honoree George Clooney and his new wife, but everyone was waiting on the Cosby jokes. Tina Fey is no stranger to the Bill Cosby controversy, as she’s been calling him out since here time on SNL and 30 Rock, so it should come as no surprise that she took some jabs at the comedian. A few things we learned:

1. It’s about time people started speaking out about Cosby, as the number of women he’s allegedly assaulted keeps growing and he has done nothing but joke around about it, which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for innocence.

2. Amy Poehler does one hell of a Bill Cosby impression. Is there anything she can’t do?

3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the two funniest women alive today.

– Ryan

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