Eddie Murphy Refused To Play Bill Cosby On SNL 40

Eddie Murphy SNL 40Eddie Murphy had not returned to Saturday Night Live for 30 years after they mocked him during a David Spade skit.  He decided to let go of the anger of that and returned for the shows 40th anniversary special. He was reportedly supposed to take part in a skit that takes aim at Bill Cosby and the current drug/rape allegations. According to Norm McDonald, Eddie backed out of the skit, refusing to kick Cosby while he is done.

Fans were all excited for Eddie’s return and after an introduction by Chris Rock, he came out and spoke for less than a minute. “This show is a big part of who I am and my life and I’m so happy to be back here. I actually feel like I’m going back to my old high school.”

On Wednesday Norm Tweeted out:

He knew the laughs would bring the house down. Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one. Eddie decides the laughs

are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down. Eddie Murphy is the coolest, a rockstar even in a room with actual rockstars.

Cosby released a statement thanking Eddie, saying, “I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions.”

Is it just me or does it appear Eddie set them up for a little payback?