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A Day in the life of Charlie Murphy - Eddie Murphy’s Brother:
He lives in Brooklyn, by Fulton Street , near Dumbo, perhaps Brooklyn Heights, but closer to Clinton Hill, ‘cause he wants to keep it real.
He wakes up, spars with a punching bag, eats a few eggs and goes out to Washington square park. It’s being closed due to a movie shoot, which he is not part of.
He then moves on up to Union Square, because he likes to watch all the independent artists hand out CD”s – he especially like the guy who gives out CD’s , says they’re free, and then asks for a donation. He still doesn’t know how the huge metronome clock ever got approved to be put up. It’s a Wednesday, so he knows the farmer’s market is open. “No way I’m walking through that mess of a hell.”
He buys Gyro from the Gyro stand by the train station, asks for extra tzatziki sauce and hot sauce, and hops into a cab.
He’s got a meeting with his agent in studio 54.
His agent is over 30 minutes late.
“Reynold, I gotta go. Make sure you leave the contract with the house staff – you know, Lisa – the cute one. I’ll come back for her, I mean the contract…”
He goes out and his car service is waiting for him – he’s got a rehearsal for a gig that night. It’s near midtown at the Gotham Comedy Club, so he decides to walk among the common folk – “I hate crowds, but I hate traffic even more. Movin’ on. He hums Either Or by Eddie Fisher – and sees the Empire State Building. Booyah! His phone rings.
It’s Rick James !
Rick: Where are you?
Charlie: I’m at the Empire State Building. Sorry about last night.
Rick: Where are you going!
Charlie: On my way to Gotham Comedy Club.
Rick: (sings to the tune of Tower of Power’s song “To the Nightclub”)
To the nightclub! There’s only one place to go – to the nightclub
Charlie: Listen, I know you don’t have Cingular, so don’t waste my anytime minutes! Don’t worry, I’ll get you in for free. Gotta go.
He hangs up the phone. “Fruity fool!”