Eddie Murphy at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988
I had to cut this speech down to be able to fit it into a gifset so I uploaded the full thing to youtube and recommend checking it out for yourself.
I never knew this happened. Thank you for doing this.
Damn. I never knew eddie got this real
I knew I loved old Eddie for reasons.
Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.
That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this
WHY HAS NOBODY EVER SAID ANYTHING NICER TO GARTH?
HE IS THE MOST LOVING, CARING, HAPPY-GO-LUCKY MEMBER OF THE SHOW. HE QUESTIONS KIDS WITH SOCK PUPPETS BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO SCARE THEM. HE SAVES DEAN AND SAM’S RELATIONSHIP. HE TAKES CARE OF KEVIN. GARTH HAS A SOLUTION FOR EVERYTHING. GARTH TAKES ON ONE OF THE MOST EMOTIONALLY DAMAGING JOBS AND REMAINS HAPPY, UNBROKEN, AND SMILING.
WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE SHOWER GARTH WITH COMPLIMENTS???
I MEAN. LOOK AT HIM.
I live a Garth Fitzgerald IV appreciation life.
Also, look at his face. There is no joke there, no exaggeration. This is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to him. That doesnt mean that people have bullied him or that he’s been emotionally abused, although I’m sure that he was bullied as a child. It just means that no one ever said anything about him, he heard bad things more than good, but still didnt hear much. This may just be me projecting myself onto him, but it seems that he was invisible to a lot of people. He wasnt spoken to. He wasnt given a chance to prove how good he could be.
Look at the way he drinks, one beer and he’s done. He never drank socially. Look at how he works with children, like he’s a child himself. He didnt get to have a childhood when he was a child, so now he’s making up for it. Look at how he touches. it’s rare and jerky, like he doesnt know how to do it, but when he touches, he touches a lot. His hugs come from all of him and they are so needy.
He is so desperate for approval, so parched for a bit of good attention. It’s why he went into hunting. He wasnt getting anywhere with dentistry. People dont like dentists. As a hunter he can grow and develop and prove that he is worth nice words and gentle touches.