1. “Kill The White People” (Saturday Night Live, Early ’80s)
The original and gold standard of joke reggae songs, this SNL nugget one came in at No. 1 on our list of such things from a few years back. Yeah, Ras Trent is hilarious but even Andy Samberg would admit his Trustafarian’s got nothing on Tyrone Green. As Eddie STATS wrote in our original analysis, like most of Eddie M’s musical impressions (Little Richard, James Brown), the spoof actually works as music. And also, it’s funny because it’s true. Don’t take our word for it. Here’s how Grantland’s Patrice Grant described it: “If there were a tournament bracket for best sketch ever (not just Murphy), this is the sleeper to bet on.” Seen?
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