There are an infinite ways that Saturday Night Live could have utilized Eddie Murphy for their 40th anniversary, but he just spoke. The reason? They wanted Eddie to make fun of Bill Cosby. Eddie wouldn’t do it because he didn’t want to “kick” Bill “when he was down.” Norm Macdonald made the revelation on twitter. They did have Bill on the heavily viewed reunion show, but it ended up being Kenan Thompson in a segment that was taped about six months before all the renewed sexual allegations.
Here is Eddie making fun of Bill when he wasn’t down.