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The ghost of Eddie Murphy's past reveals why he shouldn't be in Haunted Mansion

The ghosts aren't the only ones surprised to see Eddie Murphy in The Haunted Mansion. Remember this bit on malevolent houses from 1983's stand-up album Eddie Murphy: Comedian?

''In The Amityville Horror, the ghost told them to get out of the house. White people stayed in there. Now, that's a hint and a half for your ass. A ghost says 'Get the f -- - out,' I would just tip the f -- - out the door.... I woulda been in the house and said, 'Aw, baby, this is beautiful. We got a chandelier hanging up here, kids outside playing, it's a beautiful neighborhood, ain't got nothing to worry about. I really love them, this is really nice.'

''[Ghost voice] 'Get out.'

'''Too bad we can't stay, baby.'''

Apparently, Eddie doesn't remember either; how else to explain his being stuck in a crappy kids' horror movie about being stuck in a crappy haunted house? Looks like his words have come back to haunt him.

Originally posted Dec 12, 2003 Published in issue #741 Dec 12, 2003 Order article reprints
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