For no reason other than (a) today is Friday, and (b) it is really, really funny, here’s a 20-some-odd-year-old clip from David Letterman’s old NBC show that features Eddie Murphy and Dick Cavett discussing their friendship. Did you know Eddie Murphy and Dick Cavett were friends? I did not, and now I feel like I have wasted my entire life. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Carve out 10 minutes and watch this as soon as possible.
Highlights include: Eddie Murphy telling a story about daring Dick Cavett to grab Diana Ross’s butt; Dick Cavett using hip slang from the period and dryly saying “Oh, you don’t know negro talk?” when Letterman asks for clarification, which causes Eddie Murphy to WAIL with laughter; and Dick Cavett pulling a tube of incredibly racist toothpaste from Thailand out of his sock.
Someone please make a time machine so we can retroactively greenlight a Cavett/Murphy buddy comedy in 1989.