This morning I finally watched Raw on Netflix. Goddamn is it funny. His Cosby impersonation is the best.
Shame about all the "faggot" jokes though. I love Eddie Murphy and Coming to America is one of my favourite movies of all time, so this was a bit disturbing. But I reminded myself that Raw came out in '87, which was a totally different time.
I have yet to find evidence of Eddie Murphy ever apologizing for making gay jokes, despite what his Wikipedia entry says. So far all I've found is this snippet from Interview Magazine (which also came out in '87):
I don't have anything against faggots.... Ooops. [Laughs] I know gays, and I've made some jokes, but I wasn't trying to be vicious or mean.
So it sucks that Eddie Murphy used to casually toss around homophobic jokes and possibly never apologized. I'm still disappointed that he won't be hosting the Oscars though. I bet it would have been hilarious.