Wednesday, August 17, 2005

**MOJO**- Memorable SNL Sketch Day 2

*Filling in for NU during his sabbatical*

Well, looks like I was pretty successful even though I didn't have my best stuff. Kinda like John Burkett every single outing of his which he did well in 2003. Heh. I'll take it. Gotta have much love or the cowbell sketch mojo. Anyways, today's sketch is a classic from way back in the early 80's. Before he was Beverly Hills Cop, before his brother hit it big with Rick James stories, before he was questionably gay, Eddie Murphy was a hotshot SNL rookie with a debut more electrifying than Roger Clemens in the mid 80's. This one sketch is a true classic in the library of Eddie Murphy.

Buh-Weet Sings!

In this sketch, Eddie Murphy does an adult sendup of the Little Rascals character Buckwheat who his putting out an album of him singing. However what makes the album is the nonsensical translations of popular songs out at the time like "Looking for Love", "Bette Davis Eyes" and "Three Times a Lady" amongst others. Even some classics. It was Eddie Murphy at his best and most electrifying to say the least.


Seeing Eddie Murphy at his best in those early 80's SNL episodes is like seeing David Oritz getting clutch hit after clutch hit and showing his true magic to all who watch. His clutchness and great delivery in times where it's most needed seems to parallel greatly to Eddie Murphy's great comic timing and ability to make even the worst sketches turn out just as funny. This sketch is just a testament to Murphy's greatness on SNL, just as last night was a testament to the amazing abilty of David Ortiz. May Ortiz continue that amazing hitting into tomorrow against Bonderman.

And to participate, make sure you sing rally songs with the "Buh-weet" accent. Like try singing "Dirty Water" when needed with teh Buh-weet voice. If not for mojo participation, for at least comedic purposes. Because sometimes we all need to "unce, tice, fee tines a mady!"

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