Eddie Murphy James Brown celebrity hottub by codordog
The Eddie Murphy James Brown Hot Tub skit from SNL is a classic. No one did James Brown better than Eddie Murphy and this is his finest moment. From the incoherent lyrics, to the scene that goes nowhere to the guy who comes out and puts a robe on Eddie as James Brown, it's a perfect piece of comedy. Who knows what James Brown actually thought about Eddie Murphy's rendition of him, but I really hope he got a kick out of how spot on it was. He was the Godfather of soul, but Eddie Murphy is the godfather of comedy.
The younger generation may not be aware of how amazing the Eddie Murphy hot tub scene actually is, and for some reason it's not on Youtube, so we wanted to post it here and give everyone the chance to relive one of the greatest skits in the history of Saturday Night Live, which is saying something.
The Eddie Murphy in this video is young, but this scene would give everyone a peek into one of the great talents of all time. You can see why he would go on to become the greatest comedian since Richard Pryor and George Carlin and one could easily argue that he if the funniest comedian ever. Not only did he kill it onstage, his movie career is unparalleled. From 48 Hours to Trading Places to Coming to America, Eddie Murphy is the funniest ever. And the Eddie Murphy Hot Tub scene from SNL is just more proof of how good he is.