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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
Strangely, I'm excited for this. Just as long as he does a Mr. T impersonation. And if he wears the leather getup from RAW, that might be the greatest moment of my life.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
I'm excited for this too. The Oscars and its global audience could be huge for Eddie, if he's funny. Lots of people still love Eddie. Like me, it's best to pretend the last 22 years never happened. I hope the "old" Eddie appears. If not, I'd suggest playing Coming to America in between the awards being given out.



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Maybe a live audience will be the shot in the arm he needs to stop phoning in family movies.

And I'd rather he wear the outfit from Delirious.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.61
Acroyd needs to come out after one of the awards and take $1 from Murphy, winning it back 29 years later.
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Great choice and it will get me to at least watch some of the awards this year.

I also need at least one "Meet Dave" reference during the show.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.42
This will either be really great or we'll go "I wonder if James Franco is available next year?"



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Wow, I must be seeing things really differently from everyone else. Murphy hasn't done any of that edgy stuff in at least the past 20 years. And if Ricky Gervais and James Franco were told to tone down their routines and got fired from their hosting gigs for not doing so, how in the world does anyone think Eddie won't get neutered with his jokes? I guarantee you that one of two things will happen: Either he tries some jokes that will bomb badly for him because people will see he's rusty from not doing stand up for so long or the censors will cut him down to where he'll be a very boring host and everyone will be disappointed yet again with the Oscars. Either way, it will suck yet again. They had a pretty good host with Gervais and they screwed it up badly; I have no hope for Murphy.













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Yeah, this has bad idea written all over it. Murphy's actual funny stuff would bomb at the Oscars, and Murphy's lame family stuff is, well, lame.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
I saw Eddie LIVE when he was doing the RAW tour. What a night that was. The man was literally on fire. I can only hope for a even a flicker of that flame come oscar night.



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#10 Posted on
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    Wow, I must be seeing things really differently from everyone else. Murphy hasn't done any of that edgy stuff in at least the past 20 years. And if Ricky Gervais and James Franco were told to tone down their routines and got fired from their hosting gigs for not doing so, how in the world does anyone think Eddie won't get neutered with his jokes? I guarantee you that one of two things will happen: Either he tries some jokes that will bomb badly for him because people will see he's rusty from not doing stand up for so long or the censors will cut him down to where he'll be a very boring host and everyone will be disappointed yet again with the Oscars. Either way, it will suck yet again. They had a pretty good host with Gervais and they screwed it up badly; I have no hope for Murphy.


Yeah, I think we all love Eddie but he hasn't been funny since the cold war.



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Wasn't Ricky Gervais host of the Golden Globes?

A lot will depend on the quality of the writing and Eddie's willingness to listen to good ideas.

(I was at a screening for Burke and Hare when John Landis explained why Beverly Hills Cop 3 was a catastrophe, the script was terrible, but then so was the script for Beverly Cops 1 and 2. The difference was on the first two films, Eddy was willing and eager to be funny. On the third one he wanted to be A SERIOUS ACTOR.)



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by Llakor
    A lot will depend on the quality of the writing and Eddie's willingness to listen to good ideas.
BRUCE VILANCH = QUALITY



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Vilanch wrote this year's Oscar material. So your equation is incorrect.

    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    And if Ricky Gervais and James Franco were told to tone down their routines and got fired from their hosting gigs for not doing so


1) Franco is edgy? He performed edgy material? He WROTE edgy material? Vilanch & crew wrote all that shitty material...which he delivered as badly as it was written.

2) Ricky was invited to host the Globes again. Not "fired" (you can't be fired from a one-time gig if you're still there at the end of the one broadcast you were hired to do), in fact the complete opposite.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by Moss
    Vilanch wrote this year's Oscar material.
NO! Next, you'll be telling me he's been doing it for 20 years!

    So your equation is incorrect.
I stand by my post.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Llakor
      A lot will depend on the quality of the writing and Eddie's willingness to listen to good ideas.
    BRUCE VILANCH = QUALITY


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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.67
    Originally posted by Moss
    1) Franco is edgy? He performed edgy material? He WROTE edgy material? Vilanch & crew wrote all that shitty material...which he delivered as badly as it was written.


I wouldn't call him 'edgy' anywhere near like Eddie was on Raw. But with him dressing in drag and acting aloof or 'high' depending on what you believe, he definitely wasn't a conventional host. Maybe edgy isn't the exact right word, but being 'different' for a host isn't going to be acceptable for the producers. My point being is not that Eddie Murphy isn't still funny or can't be funny, but that the type of humor a lot of us want to see from him hasn't been used by him for a long time and I don't see the Oscars allowing him free reign to do those jokes. So I think he'll be stuck doing a regular hosting gig and people will be unhappy with it because they'll be expecting much more from him.

    Originally posted by Moss
    2) Ricky was invited to host the Globes again. Not "fired" (you can't be fired from a one-time gig if you're still there at the end of the one broadcast you were hired to do), in fact the complete opposite.


In fact, if you believe Garvais, he was invited to host for a third time, so I'll give you credit for that. But from what I understood in reading articles after the Golden Globes this year, he pissed off so many people that he was cut off mid-ceremony and was made persona non grata. So who really knows, but they wanted something different, he gave them something different, and they got up in arms because he gave them something different. Funny how that works.













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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.84
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    The man was literally on fire.


I hate to be THAT guy, but this is the internet and all .....did somebody put him out?

(I saw him live as well and he was great despite mistaking Portland for Providence.)

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.42
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I stand by my post.


If BRUCE VILANCH = QUALITY and BRUCE VILANCH wrote this year's Oscar jokes then THIS YEAR'S OSCAR JOKES = QUALITY.

Other than the Twilight autotune I can't think of anything remotely funny, and calling a Twilight autotune joke funny in 2011 is a bit of a stretch.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.43
If Eddie Murphy the way he was in Raw no longer exists or does still exist but would be muzzled by the Academy's rules, I'd be perfectly happy with Eddie Murphy the way he was in Bowfinger.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.95
    Originally posted by Moss
      Originally posted by CRZ
      I stand by my post.


    If BRUCE VILANCH = QUALITY and BRUCE VILANCH wrote this year's Oscar jokes then THIS YEAR'S OSCAR JOKES = QUALITY.

    Other than the Twilight autotune I can't think of anything remotely funny, and calling a Twilight autotune joke funny in 2011 is a bit of a stretch.


I can't tell if you're not getting sarcasm, or if I'm wrong for assuming sarcasm where there was none.



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