11:22pm PT by Sharareh Drury
Eddie Murphy Curses on 'SNL,' Censored During "Weekend Update"
During Eddie Murphy's first return to the Saturday Night Live stage since 2015, the comedian accidentally cursed in one sketch and was censored during the NBC late-night show's "Weekend Update."
In the "Holiday Baking Championship" sketch, Murphy played Mitch, a contestant who said he made a cake of Sonic Hedgehog that turned out to be disgusting.
While speaking to the hideous talking cake, Murphy's Mitch exclaimed, "We can still win this shit!" He quickly put his hands over his mouth after uttering the curse word on live television.
Appearing later as Gumby during the "Weekend Update" segment with Michael Che and Colin Jost, Murphy appeared to be muted for a few seconds before making his entrance.
During his opening monologue, Murphy offered another more controversial moment.
Referencing his newborn baby, the Dolemite Is My Name actor said, "If you told me 30 years ago that I'd be this boring, stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I wouldn't have took that bet." The comedian then imitated the disgraced comic actor, asking the audience, "Who is America’s dad now?"