1. Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live, “Kill the White People”
He thought they were going to sing “Day-O.” The original and gold standard of joke reggae songs. We could talk about the levels of genius in this skit all day long but it comes down to two big factors. 1) like most of Eddie’s musical impressions (Little Richard, James Brown, Jesse Jackson singing “Heimytown”) from the salad days, it actually works as music and the more retardedly simple they try to make it sound, the better it is. 2) it’s funny because it’s true.