This classic Saturday Night Live video features Eddie Murphy doing one of the best James Brown impressions I’ve ever seen. I remember watching this on TV many years ago, and I was so excited when I found it online!
This SNL clip shows a young Eddie Murphy impersonating James Brown, a feat that few others can pull off convincingly. Murphy’s tribute to Brown is dead-on, right down to his distinctive dancing and trademark squeals.
Eddie has had a very successful movie career, but Saturday Night Live was his first big break. In his time on the show, he was a part of many of its most memorable moments. This was one of them.