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Jordan Peele Credits ‘Get Out’ Inspiration To Eddie Murphy’s Earlier Reference

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Jordan Peele, one half of the duo Key & Peele stops by ESSENCE to talk about the show's 4th season on Comedy Central.

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Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out is a horror film with a comedic twist depicting the daily experiences of Black people with white liberals, at work and in interracial relationships.

It is almost too timely and too real to be fictional.

The film riffs from various pop culture moments like the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Peele’s own life experiences as a Black man. But it would be remiss not to give legendary comedian Eddie Murphy proper credit.

The movie’s title drew notable inspiration from Murphy’s 1983 stand-up comedy television special “Delirious” where he makes the reference ‘get out.’


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