Unless you were dead to the world last night then I'm sure that you are aware by now that SPIKE TV had a tribute for legendary comedian/actor Eddie Murphy. Several fellow comedians and stars came to present their favorite Eddie moments including Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracey Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Russell Brand, Stevie Wonder and Martin Lawrence. Eddie was booed up with his new lady and gave a heartfelt thanks to everybody at the end of the night. Watching it, you can't help but think of all the barriers that Eddie Murphy broke through that allowed other Black comedians like Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Tracey Morgan, Martin Lawrence, Dave Chapelle and many others to become household names today. You also couldn't help but see how intelligent and versatile Eddie is; he started off as "Delirious" Eddie, Saturday Night Live Eddie, 48 Hours Eddie, Coming to America Eddie and progressed all the way to Professor Klump Eddie, Donkey from Shrek Eddie and what my friends and I have come to call "Family" Eddie since he does all PG rated "family" comedy these days (which I cannot hate on b/c hey, it did, after all, make him one of the highest paid actors in all of Hollywood several years in a row). So without further ado, some of our favorite Eddie moments:
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