gumbyEddie Murphy hasn’t appeared on Saturday Night Live since the Reagan years, but he says he’ll be on the show’s anniversary show next month. The second-generation SNL castmember spilled the news in a phone interview with TV One today. “They are having a 40th anniversary, I think, in two weeks,” he told host Roland S. Martin. “I’m going to that. That will be the first time I have been back since I left.”

Murphy was a popular SNL regular from 1980-84, leaving the show as his movie career took off. Will viewers get a return trip to “Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood”? Might Buckwheat sing again? Did Gumby somehow fake his death? NBC will air the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special on February 15.