40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

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

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37. Onski
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37. Onski

Chris Rock's first breakout character, the homeboy host of I'm Chillin'. Onski brings you his show live from the Marcy projects, sponsored by 168th Street Spring Water ("the only spring water that comes directly from a fire hydrant") or Bitch Come Running cologne. Hip-hop humor was new to SNL, to say the least, even in the 10-to-one time slot. Onski always rolled out a big intro for Chris Farley as his pal B-Fats: "Sitting by my side, my main man, my ace in the hole, my New Jersey toll, my Esther Rolle, my 10-foot pole, my Billy Joel, my Nat King Cole, my Dead Sea Scroll, my Dr. Scholl, my Helmut Kohl, my grassy knoll, my Kid Creole, my La! Cage! Aux! Folles!"

Best line: "Your mother got so much hair under her arm, it looks like she got Buckwheat in a headlock."

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