THE REAL REASON WHY EDDIE MURPHY DIDN’T WANT TO IMITATE BILL COSBY ON SNL
Eddie Murphy’s refusal to do his excellent imitation of Bill Cosby in the Saturday Night Live anniversary special isn’t exactly surprising. First of all, Eddie had some resentment toward SNL- after he left, they felt free to poke fun at him. Eddie’s run-ins with transvestites made him a delightful target. After police caught Eddie with a drag queen, several more cross-dressers came forward and sold stories about their adventures with Eddie. (The one police caught him with mysteriously died later after falling off a roof.) It was a humiliating time for Eddie and he never forgot. That’s why he didn’t want to pick on Bill Cosby – either he feels sorry for Bill (who happens to be GUILTY) or he was afraid his own embarrassing stories would be dredged up.