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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6. Mr. Robinson
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6. Mr. Robinson

Hardly a mere parody of Mr. Rogers — Eddie Murphy created a whole new character, a criminal-minded charmer with a streak of inner-city anger lurking behind a sweet smile for the kiddies out there. Can you say "scum bucket," boys and girls?

Best line: "You know where drums come from? Africa! You know where these drums come from? Smokey Robinson was at the Apollo Theater and left his van open."

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