Earlier tonight, Eddie Murphy graced Saturday Night Live audiences with his surreal return. Doing so in immaculate fashion, the entertainment icon brought a few of his good friends out to make it as memorable as his sketches during the 1980s. During his hilarious monologue, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle all came out to partake in the historic moment.
“This is the last episode of 2019, but if you’re black, this is the first episode since I left back in 1984,” Murphy shared during his opening monologue. Tracy, Dave, and Chris, all joined in to commemorate the iconic moment, noting Murphy’s influence on each of their own legacies.
“It’s like going back to your old high school or going back to college — ‘cause it’s the exact same system in place…It’s kind of surreal,” Murphy shared during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Murphy is still known as one of the late-night comedy show’s biggest breakout stars, originally joining the show in 1980 when he was just 19. Tonight’s appearance was the first time in 35 years that Murphy has hosted the show.
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