Eddie Ranks: Eddie Murphy’s Top Five Caribbean Moments

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Honorable Mention:
“Hit By A Car” (Eddie Murphy, 1982)
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Eddie Murphy’s debut comedy album includes this monologue about being hit by a car on Brooklyn’s Bushwick Avenue, and the confusion that ensues. Adopting the voice of a motermouthed bystander who makes up a story to impress a crowd, Eddie recounts being run over by two West Indians, because they were playing Bob Marley too loud: You can’t hear shit when they’re listening to that, cause it’s got all that drums and cymbals…