Eddie Murphy Wants to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' Talks Oscar Hosting Gig
During appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the comedian admits he "would go back if it was the right stuff, situation... I'm doing lots of stuff now. I'm hosting the Oscars. I'll go back to 'SNL.'"
Though he only recently admitted to his grudge against Saturday Night Live for unkind portrayals since he departed the series 25 years ago, Eddie Murphy has already moved on.
In an interview on Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Tower Heist star and 2012 Oscar host says it's water under the bridge -- so far under the bridge he'd consider hosting if the timing was right.
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"Not anymore," Murphy says of the bad blood. "Now, I'm cool. I would go back if it was the right stuff, situation. Sure. Yeah, I tell you, I'm doing lots of stuff now. I'm hosting the Oscars. I'll go back to SNL."
So what was the problem with SNL? Basically, Murphy wasn't pleased with how the series chose to characterize their former cast member over the years.
"It was couple....Over the years...they did little s--- stuff where I was like, hey, f--- y'all. I'm not trippin," he says. "It was years ago. I don't have any bad blood with that show. And that show is such a big part of my past. I love being part of it. Yeah, I wanna go back."
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Murphy clearly requires a fair bit of censoring for daytime television, so DeGeneres asked the Oscar host if he was planning on keeping things clean during the 2012 telecast of the awards show.
"I don't plan on cursing," Murphy says, admitting that natural forces might take over. "I'm not going to you know , when I get to the Oscars I'm going to say s--- Then I'm going to say other things. I don't have any plan to but every now and then a curse may slip out. Like just now I said 's---' on your show."
Watch him say 's---' several times in the video below: