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Shawn Kane
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Eddie Murphy is my all-time favorite comedian and Gumby has always been a favorite. I loved him on Weekend Update! 

I agree with Eric about Pete Davidson. I don't get it, he's just an unfunnier version of Adam Sandler to me and I'm not an Adam Sandler fan by any stretch of the imagination.
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I agree with Eric about Pete Davidson. I don't get it, he's just an unfunnier version of Adam Sandler to me and I'm not an Adam Sandler fan by any stretch of the imagination.

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That's a relief. I was beginning to think there was something I was missing, vis. Davidson.

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I have a theory that Pete Davidson is Lorne's pet project.

Loved Eddie back on SNL, but it looked like Velvet Jones wasn't rehearsed at all.  Very stiff an unfunny.  I loved the family dinner pre-recorded segment.
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"That's a relief. I was beginning to think there was something I was missing, vis. Davidson."

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It was almost like his self-deprecation was a little too on point.

"Hey, I'm an unfunny, unstable, sleazy-looking drug-addled cast member that shouldn't even be here!"

Then......why are you?
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"I loved the family dinner pre-recorded segment."

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That expression on Murphy's face when his son-in-law called him dad was gold. Eddie getting to subtly show off his acting chops.
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Add me to the anti-Pete Davidson list. I've never found him funny at all. 


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It was a dream come true seeing Eddie back on SNL. I
wouldn't say any of the individual skits would rank
among my favorites from all those years ago but it was
still great. I'm glad he embraced all the classic
characters: Gumby, Velvet, Mr. Robinson...it was
definitely a "greatest hits" that gave the crowd what
they wanted to see.
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Oh yeah, also glad to hear him confirm they wrapped
shooting on the sequel to COMING TO AMERICA! My
favorite Eddie Murphy movie!
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Hey, maybe some of the younger generation will finally get the reference when I blurt out "Gumby dammit!"
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I loved Eddie's joke about Bill Cosby during his
monologue. Apparently, there is a bit of a feud between
the two of them. Cosby used to tell Eddie not to curse
or say offensive things on stage and wasn't particularly
nice towards him.

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I thought the Mr. Robinson sketch was the best.  That was the first full episode of SNL that I have watched as it aired since Norm MacDonald returned as a host in 1999 or so.
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I grew up watching Eddie Murphy films in the 80s so I couldn’t wait to watch him on SNL. I was slightly worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype but it did.I loved Mr. Robinson’s Neighbourhood, the cake competition and Gumby sketches. Must admit I’m not sure whether the younger audience would have quite understood Gumby or Buckwheat but the older audience would have got a kick out of it. I think his monologue showed he can still do stand up after a 30 odd years time out. 

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