Eddie Murphy Television

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Revision as of 10:05, 19 December 2023 by Animal Control Abuse (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)


This is actor Eddie Murphy's vanity card. It was later renamed to The Murphy Company.

1st Logo (1987)

Visuals: Superimposed on the end credits, the white words "Eddie Murphy Television Enterprises, Inc." quickly ease out to the middle of the screen, then the words shine in red.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Seen on Uptown Comedy Express on VHS from HBO Video.

2nd Logo (July 4, 1989?-1992)

Visuals: Against a beige background is Eddie Murphy as a pink comedy mask at the left of the screen, laughing with his arms akimbo. A salmon-colored rectangle drops down from the top right side, and the text:


kind of looking like what you see above, and with a small television in between, slides up. "TELEVISION" glows brightly.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: Eddie Murphy's trademark laugh (which he no longer uses), though the logo is silent or the closing theme on some shows.

Availability: It's seen on SNL: The Best of Eddie Murphy, What's Alan Watching?, and The Royal Family. The silent version was seen on The Kid Who Loved Christmas. This was also seen on the unsold pilot for a TV adaptation of Coming to America, which aired as part of CBS Summer Playhouse in 1989.

Eddie Murphy Television
The Murphy Company
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.