When Steve Martin wants to give advice, you'd better adhere the funnyman's words. The former Oscars host wrote an open letter to next year's compère Eddie Murphy, and he gave him a pretty interesting list of "tips" to help his evening go swimmingly. You can see the letter in full below, as Martin gives guidance on everything from losing weight to consoling losers.

Wise words, indeed. Let us know if you have anything to add on by sharing your thoughts in the comments section.

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