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Tyrone Green was a recurring character portrayed by Eddie Murphy during his 3-year stint on Saturday Night Live. Tyrone was a stereotypical caucasian-hating incarcerated black man.

The first appearance of the Green character involved a skit where convicts were encouraged to express themselves through poetry. We first see a closeup of Tyrones face. Tyrone begins the poem...

IMAGES by Tyrone Green

Dark and lonely on a summer night
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord
The watchdog barkin', do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord
I slip in the window
I break his neck
Then his house I start to wreck.
Got no reason, what the heck.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
"C"-"I"-"L"-"L" my landlord.

Another appearance of the character was a musical one. Tyrone Green and his Reggae Band perform a true-to-form song called "Kill the White People". The sole lyrics of which are: "Kill the white people, oh-oh." A limited foray into the form for Tyrone at best.

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