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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
December 21, 2019  | By David Bianculli

NBC, 11:29 p.m. ET

 
Don’t miss this. The guest host, for this final fresh SNL of 2019, is Eddie Murphy, who used to be a series repertory company member from 1980-84. Later that same year, after he left to do movies after almost singlehandedly saving the Saturday Night Live franchise, he returned, victoriously, as guest host. Once. In December 1984. And that’s it. Murphy has stayed away from the show ever since, except for showing up for the program’s 40th anniversary prime-time celebration special. And even then, he didn’t perform or tell a single joke, but just showed up. Now, for the first time in 35 years, he’s returning to Studio 8-H to host. The musical guest is Lizzo – but as in the Eighties, the reason to tune in is to watch Eddie Murphy.
 
 
 
 
 
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