Norm Macdonald Just Tweeted The Story Of Why Eddie Murphy Wasn’t In A Sketch At SNL40

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At SNL40 on Sunday, we were all treated to a delightful Celebrity Jeopardy sketch.

In it, Keenan Thompson played Bill Cosby for a Video Daily Double. Unbeknownst to us, that was originally going to be Eddie Murphy. On Twitter, Norm Macdonald just told a behind-the-scenes tale of why that wasn’t to be.

(Note: I’m just pulling the Murphy specific tweets here, but you should read all of Macdonald’s feed from this evening. He goes in-depth on the week before SNL40)

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568202621040726016

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568204896371146753

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568205072825503744

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https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568207646051807233

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https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568215298572222464

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568215387692789760

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568215560418414592

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568215824131104768

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568216678858772481

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568217198654676992

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https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568217315872870400

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568217430641627136

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568217809747980288

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Flash forward a bit.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568235286292926464

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568235617567387648

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568235959839387648

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568236140735541248

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568236197723529216

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https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568236763317026816

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/568236977730031616

There you have it.