Eddie Murphy has a legendary Bill Cosby impression. Picture: AP

Eddie Murphy has a legendary Bill Cosby impression.

He performed it as cast member on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1980s, so it seemed natural that he would bust it out when he returned to the show on Saturday and told jokes there for the first time in 35 years.

The bit was brief: Murphy noted he had 10 children and “if you had told me 30 years ago that I would be this boring stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I would have took that bet.” Then came that famous impression. “Who’s America dad now?!” Murphy’s Cosby declared.

Cosby, as Murphy had predicted earlier in the week, apparently didn’t find the joke very funny. His publicist Andrew Wyatt criticized Murphy, calling him a “Hollywood Slave” in a statement. Wyatt wrote that Cosby “broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry,” paving the way for other black, male comedians such as Murphy, Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart.