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  • welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 hilarious Eddie Murphy scenes I can see.

  • I can see I have named.

  • It would be wise for you to put the weapon down.

  • That's right.

  • Boom.

  • Now I'm a flying talking donkey.

  • You might have seen a house fly, maybe even a Superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey flying.

  • Uh huh.

  • For this list, we're looking at this comedy.

  • Legends.

  • Funniest moments from film and television.

  • We're focusing on character driven scenes, which means no tape stand up bits.

  • I've What's your favorite Eddie Murphy seen?

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  • Number 10.

  • Mr Robinson's Neighborhood Saturday Night Live in the neighborhood.

  • A beautiful day for a neighbor.

  • Would you be mine?

  • Murphy made his claim to fame on SNL, where he reigned as the M V P.

  • For nearly four seasons, Murphy gave us several classic characters, although few hold a more significant place in sketch comedy history than Mr Robinson.

  • While Mr Rogers Neighborhood never have the showiest production values, Mr Robinson had even less to work with, taking place at his apartment where the rent is always late, Robinson taught Children about nutrition, procreation and surviving on a limited budget in the city.

  • Of course, lessons were often cut short, forcing Robinson to flee.

  • You know, one thing about babies, boys and girls is sometimes you have to take them for a little stroll, like in another state.

  • Murphy addressed his audience with childlike innocence, which hilariously contrasted with the setting an adult subject matter when he reprised the character in 2019.

  • The neighborhood may have changed, but Robinson, thankfully, hadn't I'm gonna forbid.

  • But now I'm all right.

  • Number nine.

  • Destroying the Great Stone Dragon Mulan Murphy was one of several comedic giants Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested to play the genie in Aladdin.

  • Of course, that role went to Robin Williams, one of Murphy's comedic influences, Genie of the Lamp.

  • Murphy finally got to voice a Disney sidekick in Mulan, and, as one would expect, he stole the show as Mu shu.

  • His funniest moment comes early on, when he's tasked with awakening the great Stone Dragon.

  • Hello, yeah, just as he let one of Milan's ancestors get beheaded, Mushu has a slight hiccup with the stone dragon.

  • Mushu thus decides to seek out Mullen himself, but not before Impersonating his fellow guardian.

  • Let me, he said.

  • That's close enough.

  • Seeing Mu Shu wave The Stone Head is both funny and kind of dark for a Disney movie.

  • How many deaths is he responsible for Number eight?

  • Crossing the Freeway?

  • Bowfinger.

  • How do you feel?

  • Might be a kind of strange No, you look good.

  • In one of his most underrated comedies, Murphy plays superstar Kit Ramsey and his nerdy brother, Jeff.

  • When Kit goes to Steve Martin's, Robert enlists Jeff to fill in.

  • Robert's film is being done on a tight budget, and Kit doesn't even know he's the star.

  • Likewise, Robert keeps Jeff in the dark, most notably in this uproarious scene.

  • Mhm oh, requiring a shot where the action star crosses a busy freeway.

  • Robert tells Jeff that the road is merely populated by stunt drivers.

  • Despite all the red flags, the naive Jeff goes through with the sequence and miraculously dodges all oncoming traffic, although he is forced to do another take.

  • Okay, but first, let's do this one more time.

  • It's only made funnier when you consider that Jeff doesn't even have the best eyesight amplifying the danger.

  • Number seven cleaning up crime coming to America everybody.

  • Although his central characters are usually eccentric live wires, Murphy is calm and collected, not to mention quite charming as Prince Akeem Jaffer.

  • Excuse me for a moment.

  • The prince, disguised as a peasant keeps his cool when a robber holds up.

  • McDowell's not to be confused with that other fast food establishment.

  • The thief is played by a then relatively unknown Samuel L.

  • Jackson who's intimidating presence, offset schemes, relaxed persona.

  • It would be wise for you to put the weapon down.

  • It might take a team a little while to wrap his head around mopping, but he knows how to put the handle to effective use.

  • With some help from his pal, Semi Akeem wipes the floor with the foul mouse Bandit.

  • Never bring a shotgun to a mop fight.

  • Number six.

  • New sheriff in town.

  • 48 hours.

  • If I lose, I'll tell you everything you want to know about.

  • Halfway through his SNL tenure, Murphy made his film debut as Reggie Hammond in this Buddy Cop classic.

  • Murphy quickly established himself as an alpha of the silver screen, and nowhere is that better represented than in this scene.

  • Nick Nolte's stone faced Jack Cates is the perfect foil for Wildcard Reggie, who takes him to a bar where their perp used to work.

  • Not a very popular place with brothers, my kind of place always like country boys.

  • Yeah, there sure as hell Gonna like you from the patrons to the decorations.

  • Reggie has every reason to be concerned.

  • Reggie isn't afraid to make a scene, however, showing everyone who's boss I don't know what the hell you're talking about.

  • Or maybe you wouldn't mind if I look around for a little while.

  • And huh?

  • While Jack offers some assistance, he lets Reggie run the interrogation.

  • Reggie maybe enjoys messing with the crowd a little too much, but we'd be lying if we said his tirade wasn't hysterical or satisfying your country ass down number five.

  • I can see trading places.

  • Murphy followed up his 48 hours with another buddy picture, this time playing Billy Ray Valentine.

  • A fast talking street hustler Pretending to be blind isn't enough for Valentine.

  • He goes the extra mile by pretending to be a war veteran who lost his legs.

  • I'd love to help you, man, but I ain't seen nothing.

  • I stepped on that landmine and via Com back in 72.

  • That's pretty low.

  • And yet Murphy makes Valentine impossible to dislike.

  • A couple of cops see right through his disguise, but Valentine remains committed until he can no longer conceal his legs.

  • Even then, Valentine remains in character, acting as if the police have witnessed two miracles for the price of one.

  • I can think I can see I have name.

  • While it appears the cops might let Valentine walk literally, a misunderstanding lands him behind bars where his mouth only gets him deeper into trouble.

  • Bruce Lee was my teacher.

  • Watch this.

  • What up?

  • Number four Action scene.

  • Dolomite Is my name holding Dolomite?

  • What do you want?

  • FBI?

  • Just as Billy Valentine exaggerated his karate skills, actor Rudy Ray Moore wasn't exactly a martial arts master.

  • Since Moore's movies didn't take themselves that seriously, his inexperience proved to be a likely advantage.

  • Murphy portrays more in what might be his best and funniest performance of the 2010 More performs his own stunts in this scene, which isn't saying much to his credit.

  • More does turn in a more convincing performance than the amateur playing the FBI agent.

  • As the camera operator tells Martin, however, not even the magic of the movies can make the fight choreography look authentic.

  • You're going to jail for a long time, you're gonna have to take me and yet more struggles to catch his breath as the shoot ends.

  • It may not be the next Shaft, but the results are comedic gold.

  • Is there any angle that you could shoot?

  • This way?

  • It looks like he's actually kicking him.

  • There is no such angle Number three Family Dinners.

  • The Nutty Professor You're messing around and miss all the earnest Golden years Magic Golden years.

  • You're gonna be mad at yourself.

  • You're never you, baby.

  • You got a little give of all his collaborations with makeup artist extraordinaire Rick Baker.

  • The Oscar winning Nutty Professor is Murphy's Magnum opus.

  • Murphy plays five members of the clump family spanning three generations.

  • Murphy is at his best when the clumps are around the table, mixing banter with farts who they called my name, I call your name.

  • While the clumps have a common love of food, they each have distinctive looks, voices and personalities.

  • So it never feels like we're just watching five any Murphy's plus Jamal Mixon as Little Hercules, you might think twice before bringing a date to dinner.

  • But anyone who comes from a family with no filters will relate to these scenes.

  • Even without all the makeup, Murphy's buddy, Love can still hold his own against a fellow comedic genius like Dave Chappelle.

  • Look at Reggie's gums and teeth look like his mother had affair with Mister Ed.

  • Number two.

  • When Donkeys fly, Shrek, Hey can Fly.

  • While Murphy has done some great physical comedy, his voice is his most valuable asset.

  • His motor mouth was put to especially impeccable use throughout the Shrek franchise, playing a talking donkey emphasis on the talking.

  • Murphy brings a firecracker delivery to every line.

  • That's right, fool.

  • Now I'm a flying talking donkey.

  • You might have seen a house fly, maybe even a Superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly.

  • Uh, after sending up Peter Pan and Dumbo Donkey runs into a certain green ogre.

  • The real magic of this film is the dynamic between Shrek and Donkey, which is established here.

  • Donkey chatters so much the trek can barely get in a word.

  • Not that he wants to engage in conversation.

  • But you know what I like about you, Shrek?

  • You got that kind of.

  • I don't care what nobody thinks of anything.

  • I like that.

  • I respect that trick.

  • You alright?

  • Some characters have one or two quotable lines.

  • Donkey has too many to count and at least 10 of them pop up in this first encounter.

  • Although, if you can top waffles, We can stay up late swapping manly stories.

  • And in the morning, I'm making waffles before we unveil our top pick.

  • Here are some honorable mentions.

  • Hotel reservation, Beverly Hills cop.

  • Funnily enough, Murphy and Michael Jackson would later collaborate on some music.

  • I'm a small reporter from Rolling Stone magazine that's in town to do an exclusive interview with Michael Jackson is going to be picked up by every major magazine in the country.

  • I was going to call the article.

  • Michael Jackson is sitting on top of the world barbershop scenes coming to America.

  • Yes, that's Murphy.

  • Is Clarence and Sol £5 Sugar Ray Robinson, the greatest fighter ever lived.

  • Oh, come on, man.

  • What about Joe Louis?

  • The Brown Bomber?

  • Now, that was a great boxer.

  • You damn right duping the Duke's trading places.

  • Don't worry, Prince Akeem gives them some pocket change later.

  • Oh, see?

  • I may lose a bet here.

  • Louis.

  • Bet me that we couldn't both get rich and put you on the full house at the same time.

  • You think we could do it?

  • I want Randolph.

  • We'll be alone.

  • Mortimer Randolph Randolph.

  • I'm still not talking to you.

  • Welcome to the neighborhood.