9/10/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party – SNL

On Nov. 5, 1983, James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party wound up becoming one of the most famous sketches of Eddie Murphy‘s time on the show.

Wearing nothing but a wig, gold bikini briefs and a bathrobe that read “Hot Tub Man #1,” Murphy sang and danced around a hot tub while the band played an approximation of Brown’s funk-defining tracks of the late ’60s and early ’70s such as “Cold Sweat,” “Hot Pants,” “I Got the Feeling” “Super Bad” and “Mother Popcorn.” At one point, they re-created Brown’s cape stunt from The T.A.M.I. Show before Murphy shed the robe and got in the water.

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