Possibly Eddie Murphy’s return to NBC’s Saturday Night Reside was certain to be fraught with drama, however this new promo actually amps up the comedian gravitas. The Dolemite Is My Title star is proven striding – slo-mo, grainy black & white – into Studio 8H like a triumphant warrior coming residence.
And as an added bonus: Murphy makes his grand entrance to the tune of “Cuz I Love You,” the magisterial hit tune from this week’s musical visitor Lizzo. Stick round until the very finish, when Murphy ever so barely breaks ever so severe character.
Murphy’s Dec. 21 look on the SNL stage will mark his first internet hosting gig in 35 years (his anger over a snarky joke about his film profession made by David Spade is the stuff of SNL legend). Murphy, after all, all however single-handedly saved the present again within the early 1980s after the nice Not Prepared For Prime Time Gamers forged went Hollywood.
Take a look at the promo above, and watch Murphy’s SNL return this Saturday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 pm on NBC, with musical visitor Lizzo.