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Eddie Murphy Almost Fist Fight Mooney & Witherspoon

Updated: Mar 27, 2021

Vid of funny story by Eddie Murphy. Richard Pryor made them apologize...

Right after he walked off the stage, the late, great John Witherspoon told him next time he had better get off the stage when the light goes on. "I said, 'Fuck you.' And he said, 'Fuck you! And your momma, too!'" Murphy, who was with director John Landis, then went outside where he was approached by Mooney, who wanted to hear a part of his set, Murphy recalled. "I said, 'I'm not doing my routine in a parking lot.' And he said, 'Fuck you and fuck you, too, white man. If I had a gun, I'd shoot the both of you.'"


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"And then when Richard [Pryor] heard about it, he took Mooney and [Witherspoon] ... and made them apologize to me," Murphy said. "He was all, 'Hey, you guys are just being mean to that kid because he's the new hot shit.' And Richard made them apologize. Richard was also so nice." Murphy noted all the men would go on to become dear friends. Story Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eddie-murphy-recalls-fight-with-paul-mooney-how-richard-pryor-made-him-apologize

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