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Eddie Murphy Makes Awkward Return To 'SNL' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Comedian Chris Rock made a lavish introduction of Eddie Murphy tonight on the 40th anniversary special of "Saturday Night Live."

Rock recalled how Murphy inspired him to be a comedian and saved the variety series from cancellation in the early 1980s (video below).

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"If Saturday Night Live hadn't hired Eddie Murphy, this show would've lasted about half as long as Baywatch," said Rock.

Murphy later walked onstage to a standing ovation, reports Mediaite.com.

“This show is such a big part of who I am and my life and I am so happy to be back here, and it’s just a magical feeling, actually it feels like going back to my old high school, kinda of, it's a good feeling,” said Murphy.

Murphy did not do impressions or any of the characters , but there was an awkward pause when he went to commercial, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Many SNL fans tweeted their disappointment about Murphy's appearance.

Sources: Mediaite.com, The Hollywood Reporter
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