40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

Legends, obscurities, opera men: a look back at the funniest concoctions to grace Studio 8H

20. Tyrone Green
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20. Tyrone Green

Artist, poet and felon. Eddie Murphy introduced Tyrone Green in the "Prose and Cons" sketch about winning his prison's literary festival with his poem "Kill My Landlord." Has any SNL character ever made a bigger impact in under a minute? No. Tyrone went on to win acclaim for his conceptual art pieces like Rodney Johnson's Bad Luck, which consists of Rodney Johnson's possessions.

Best line: "Slip in the window, break his neck/Then his house I start to wreck/Got no reason — what the heck?/Kill my landlord."

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