‘SNL’ Teases Eddie Murphy Return With Look at the Past

Saturday Night Live is counting down the days to Eddie Murphy’s return.

The NBC sketch comedy series released a promo on Monday, Dec. 16 looking back at some of Murphy’s funniest moments when he was a regular on the show.

“Merry Christmas, dammit!” Murphy says in a classic line.

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Fans quickly chimed in on the comments section to offer their thoughts and predictions.

“I hope his Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood returns with him,” one person wrote.

“This gave me more chills than the new Star Wars trailer,” someone else said.

“I’m so excited I could scream!” another fan else added.

“I don’t know what to expect. I don’t know what they’ll do. I don’t know how they’ll do it. All I know is IT’S GOING TO BE EPIC!” someone else wrote.

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Murphy was an SNL cast member from 1980 to 1984, and kept the audience laughing with his Buckwheat, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown impressions.

He made a brief appearance on the show in 2015, for its 40th anniversary special. Otherwise, he’s been absent for 35 years.

SNL announced in August that the Dolemite Is My Name star would be hosting on Saturday, Dec. 21. Multiple Grammy nominee Lizzo will serve as musical guest.