Don't Cross Eddie Murphy — David Spade Recalls Nasty Phone Call From The Comedian After Infamous SNL Joke
Eddie Murphy had some choice words for David Spade after his infamous "Hollywood Minute" bit on Saturday Night Live in the '80s. In Spade's new memoir Almost Interesting, the 51-year-old opens up about the joke that caused the Dr. Doolittle star to boycott the live comedy show for nearly 31 years — and not return until SNL 40 this past February.
As a refresher, in an episode of Spade's "Weekend Update"-style segment where he would harps on celebs, the comic showed a picture of Murphy (right after the movies Harlem Nights and Vampire in Brooklyn flopped) and joked about his struggling career:
"Look, children! It's a falling star. Make a wish."
As an SNL alum and fellow comedian trying to make it, Eddie was not thrilled to say the least. The actor called Spade constantly until finally David got the courage to call him back. The
convo confrontation went like this: