History Creator / EddieMurphy

8th Oct '17 1:00:37 PM nombretomado
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In 1983, he took the world of stand-up comedy by storm with his special ''Delirious'', earning him the title of "the first rock star comedian." It continues to be memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.

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In 1983, he took the world of stand-up comedy by storm with his special ''Delirious'', earning him the title of "the first rock star comedian." It continues to be memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners [[Series/TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.
20th Aug '17 2:53:39 PM ClintEastwood
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On ''Saturday Night Live'', he's known for appearing with Joe Piscopo in a lot of sketches (to the point that the cast members and fans thought they were stealing the spotlight), his recurring characters Mr. Robinson (a poor, black, urban take on Mr. Rogers, who first appeared on the Jean Doumanian episode that gave NBC a reason to kick her off the show[[note]]you know, the one where Charles Rocket casually says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it," after being shot during a sketch[[/note]], but didn't become popular until Dick Ebersol took over), Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals" (whose character was assassinated, then brought back from the dead), Dion (a CampGay hairstylist), AngryBlackMan Raheem Abdul Mohammed, poetic prisoner Tyrone Green, sleazy salesman Velvet Jones (the "I Wanna Be a Ho" Guide), and Gumby as an old, Jewish man. His celebrity impressions, though small, included Bill Cosby, James Brown (the singer, not the football commentator), the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mr. T, Jerry Lewis (in a ''Two Faces of Eve'' film parody with Joe Piscopo as the older, embittered Vegas hanger-on take on Lewis while Murphy played the loud, bucktoothed, childish moron version of him), and Stevie Wonder. Eddie Murphy is also the first (and, so far, only) ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member to host the show while still a cast member, a decision that has been cited by the cast at the time as a low point for the show and a sign that Dick Ebersol cared more about making Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo popular rather than give the other cast members (Gary Kroeger, a pre-''Seinfeld'' [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Mary Gross, Tim Kazurinsky, and Brad Hall) a chance at being funny.

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On ''Saturday Night Live'', he's known for appearing with Joe Piscopo in a lot of sketches (to the point that the cast members and fans thought they were stealing the spotlight), his recurring characters Mr. Robinson (a poor, black, urban take on Mr. Rogers, who first appeared on the Jean Doumanian episode that gave NBC a reason to kick her off the show[[note]]you know, the one where Charles Rocket casually says, "I'd like to know who the fuck did it," after being shot during a sketch[[/note]], but didn't become popular until Dick Ebersol took over), Buckwheat from "The Little Rascals" ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' (whose character was assassinated, then brought back from the dead), Dion (a CampGay hairstylist), AngryBlackMan Raheem Abdul Mohammed, poetic prisoner Tyrone Green, sleazy salesman Velvet Jones (the "I Wanna Be a Ho" Guide), and Gumby as an old, Jewish man. His celebrity impressions, though small, included Bill Cosby, James Brown Creator/BillCosby, Music/JamesBrown (the singer, not the football commentator), the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mr. T, Jerry Lewis Creator/MrT, Creator/JerryLewis (in a ''Two Faces of Eve'' film parody with Joe Piscopo as the older, embittered Vegas hanger-on take on Lewis while Murphy played the loud, bucktoothed, childish moron version of him), and Stevie Wonder. Music/StevieWonder. Eddie Murphy is also the first (and, so far, only) ''Saturday Night Live'' cast member to host the show while still a cast member, a decision that has been cited by the cast at the time as a low point for the show and a sign that Dick Ebersol cared more about making Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo popular rather than give the other cast members (Gary Kroeger, a pre-''Seinfeld'' [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus, Mary Gross, Tim Kazurinsky, and Brad Hall) a chance at being funny.



* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.

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* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Creator/BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw ''Raw'' that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious ''Delirious'' was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.
18th Aug '17 5:35:31 PM ngh93
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2nd Jun '17 1:23:38 AM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.

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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}.[[FakeNationality heavy Caucasian makeup]]. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.
2nd Jun '17 1:23:03 AM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: Loves playing these, almost always while in {{whiteface}}. His performance as one in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'' provides the trope's page image.
24th May '17 3:47:32 PM BDA1978
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* BrokenPedestal: Had this for BillCosby. Murphy recalled on Raw that he was so excited to get a call from Cosby after Delirious was a hit. Cosby proceeded to dress down the younger comic and browbeat him about his "dirty" act.
25th Sep '16 12:48:20 PM AreYouTyler
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Unfortunately, as the 1990's and 2000's rolled around, Eddie's career took a turn for the worse, hitting rock bottom when ''Adventures of Pluto Nash'' became one of the all-time biggest flops, with a budget of $100 million dollars and a worldwide gross of $7.1 million. He had a brief resurgence of quality with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films and ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'', but he has yet to have a hit film since then.

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Unfortunately, as the 1990's and 2000's rolled around, Eddie's career took a turn for the worse, hitting rock bottom when ''Adventures of Pluto Nash'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' became one of the [[BoxOfficeBomb all-time biggest flops, with a budget of $100 million dollars and a worldwide gross of $7.1 million.million]]. He had a brief resurgence of quality with the ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films and ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}'', but he has yet to have a hit film since then.
15th Sep '16 12:49:33 AM NWolfman
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His 1983 stand-up show ''Delirious'' is memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.

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His 1983 In 1983, he took the world of stand-up show ''Delirious'' is comedy by storm with his special ''Delirious'', earning him the title of "the first rock star comedian." It continues to be memetically popular with the new generation, featuring memorable sketches such as his drunk [[ClusterFBomb foul-mouthed]] dad, his shoe-throwing mom, his overweight moustached Aunt Bonnie who fell down the stairs (My Shoe!) and is rumored to be Bigfoot (GOONIE GOO GOO!), portraying Creator/MrT and [[TheHoneymooners Ralph Kramden]] as homosexuals, portraying Music/MichaelJackson as a very sensitive young man, discussing offended African-Americans on his portrayal of Stevie Wonder and much much more.
15th Sep '16 12:44:15 AM NWolfman
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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 54, but he hardly looks it.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 54, but Look at the page image, now watch [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wySiVNV71IQ the trailer]] for ''Mr. Church'', a film he hardly looks it.did thirty years later. ''Eddie Murphy does not age!!''
14th Sep '16 8:26:36 AM erforce
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* TheCasanova: His character in the movie Boomerang is a massive womanizer, having his assistant send flowers to numerous women saying "Only thinking of you."



* ReallyGetsAround: In the movie ''Boomerang'', as mentioned.
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