Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy

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Before Eddie Murphy became a giant big-screen success, he wowed a live audience with his comic genius every Saturday night. This video features a compilation of Murphy's best work on the Saturday Night Live set. The program includes his hilarious impersonation of James Brown at a Hot Tub Party, a parody of Stevie Wonder, the unforgettable Buck Wheat, and GumbySee more details below

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Before Eddie Murphy became a giant big-screen success, he wowed a live audience with his comic genius every Saturday night. This video features a compilation of Murphy's best work on the Saturday Night Live set. The program includes his hilarious impersonation of James Brown at a Hot Tub Party, a parody of Stevie Wonder, the unforgettable Buck Wheat, and Gumby. It will be impossible to watch this tape only once, as The Best of Eddie Murphy is a timeless classic. ~ Laura Mahnken

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Eddie Murphy began his brief but rich tenure on NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1980, the year widely regarded by fans as marking the venerable program's nadir, following the departure of series creator Lorne Michaels and any remaining members of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. Amid the disasters of that desperate season, the 19-year-old comic from Roosevelt, Long Island, quickly stood out, advancing from featured performer to star status by year's end. In three seasons, he created a stable of characters that remain among the series' all-time favorites. He was Gumby (dammit!), Buckwheat, Little Richard Simmons, and the host of Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood. As James Brown, he invited you into his hot tub. And as convict Tyrone Green, he promised to "Kill my landlord. C-I-L my land lord." The DVD edition of Murphy's best SNL bits includes these and more, plus outtakes and bloopers that are not included in the original VHS release.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2010
UPC:
0031398125365
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Photos; Outtakes; Additonal sketches

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
1. James Brown's Hot Tub [2:48]
2. Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood [3:45]
3. Buckwheat Sings [2:25]
4. White Like Me [5:24]
5. Velvet Jones [1:22]
6. Ebony & Ivory [4:32]
7. Black History Minute [2:08]
8. Little Richard Simmons Show [4:01]
9. Jesse Jackson [3:04]
10. Buckwheat is Shot [5:58]
11. Prose & Cons [3:28]
12. Career Corner [3:04]
13. Gumby [5:22]
14. The 5th Beatle [4:14]
15. Buckwheat is Dead [7:12]
16. Solomon & Pudge [4:20]
17. Stevie Wonder Story/Credits [2:44]

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