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(Paste Magazine)   The thirty best SNL characters of all time. Difficulty: Kristen Wiig   (pastemagazine.com) divider line 177
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2012-02-14 07:21:24 PM
eh, she only shows up once. that "just kidding" character is unbearable though. otherwise a decent list - no glaring omissions immediately spring to mine.
 
2012-02-14 07:21:57 PM
Father Guido Sarducci and The Continental belong at least in the top 5.
 
2012-02-14 07:21:59 PM
spring to mind.
 
2012-02-14 07:23:21 PM

RexTalionis: Father Guido Sarducci and The Continental belong at least in the top 5.


i'm just glad tracy morgan got some love. his stand-up is terrible, but his characters kill me (spaceman jones, the bum that lives in the sewer, brian fellows, et al.).
 
2012-02-14 07:31:29 PM

thomps: eh, she only shows up once. that "just kidding" character is unbearable though. otherwise a decent list - no glaring omissions immediately spring to mine.


Would like a word...

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2012-02-14 07:34:23 PM

thomps: otherwise a decent list - no glaring omissions immediately spring to mind.


Not a fan of the ladies, are you Trebek?
 
2012-02-14 07:34:59 PM
No Ed Grimley. FAIL
 
2012-02-14 07:36:00 PM
Wait... Wayne & Garth had mullets? Guess "business in the front, party in the back" isn't the standard definition anymore.
 
2012-02-14 07:49:40 PM
Festrunks should be higher. Killer Bees should be lower. Brian Fellow and Linda Richman should be lower.

Chris Farley's cult leader only showed up once (as far as I know), but I would put him on the list.

/the peach cobbler was DEE-LIGHT-FUL!
 
2012-02-14 07:54:33 PM
Matt Foley. That is all.
 
2012-02-14 07:57:40 PM
Just a warning...the video clips are from Hulu, which means most non-U.S. residents will likely not be able to watch them. Also, all the clips I've watched so far are preceded by a commercial.
 
2012-02-14 08:01:39 PM
This list fails without (hot sex) Mr. Subliminal.
 
2012-02-14 08:04:26 PM
The Blues Brothers

to a lesser extent, Wayne and Garth.

the Church Lady, Linda Richmond, sure

If impressions count, Phil Hartman's The Sinatra Group.

I really need Father Guido Sarducci, Land Shark, Pat, Mr. Bill, Samurai Futaba and the Coneheads explained to me because I don't get it.

/Bill Braskey
 
2012-02-14 08:12:10 PM
the inclusion of the Ambiguously Gay Duo makes this list the opposite of fail.
 
2012-02-14 08:12:21 PM
NO PHIL HARTMAN?
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!

FARK THAT shiat!
 
2012-02-14 08:16:11 PM

toddalmighty: No Ed Grimley. FAIL


To be fair, he had been around a while before SNL, including a few spots on SCTV.


bob_ross: NO PHIL HARTMAN?
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!

FARK THAT shiat!


BUT
THIS
THIS
THIS
 
2012-02-14 08:18:42 PM
Unfrozen Cave Man Lawyer.
 
2012-02-14 08:53:50 PM
Cheri Oteri in this group but no Phil Hartman? WTF? FAIL!
 
2012-02-14 09:11:23 PM
Phil Hartman's not there because he was one of the only cast members who wasn't obsessed with creating a character that they could launch a movie from. He was just a reliable character actor who carried everyone else. I suppose they could have made a movie out of Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. shiat, if they made the Coneheads, the Catholic girl and the dancing douchebags into films they could have done him. But Phil didn't seem to care about that. The Sinatra Group was one of my favorite bits though.

Luther Campbell: "I don't care about the head, I just care about the butt!"

Sinatra: "I hear you baby, loud and clear. Put a bag over it and do your business."
 
2012-02-14 09:32:07 PM
The Spartans are the distilled epitome everything that has been wrong with SNL for 15 years.
 
2012-02-14 09:33:01 PM

elvisaintdead: toddalmighty: No Ed Grimley. FAIL

To be fair, he had been around a while before SNL, including a few spots on SCTV.


bob_ross: NO PHIL HARTMAN?
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!
WTF?!!!

FARK THAT shiat!

BUT
THIS
THIS
THIS


AND
THIS
THIS
THIS
 
2012-02-14 09:34:58 PM
Difficulty: Kristen Wiig


well, there's not entry for Gilly, but Mary Catherine Gallagher and Debbie downer do appear...
 
2012-02-14 09:37:58 PM
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2012-02-14 09:43:08 PM
Another glaring omission...

www.motifake.com
 
2012-02-14 09:43:28 PM
images.wikia.com

/my lawn
//please grab a shovel, we might find it by May
////anybody need some winter?
 
2012-02-14 09:45:17 PM
I seriously question anyone who thinks Molly Shannon's recurring characters were funny. In the same way that I'd question someone who thinks their cat is speaking to them.
 
2012-02-14 09:45:17 PM
The list is missing Phil Hartman's "Anal Retentive Chef"
The Sinatra Group is one of the all-time best sketches.
 
2012-02-14 09:45:34 PM
That list was awful. Now I can't think of most of the characters that I thought of while I was reading. Mike Myers' Middle Age Man, Japanese Executive and Scot. Oteri's pill popping pharmacy customer. Jane you ignorant slut. Vevet Jones. Were Murray and what's her name's Nerds on there? Stephon, for God's sake. Ferrell's hot tub guy. Tiny Fey as Palin??? I could go on and on.
 
2012-02-14 09:48:37 PM

You know what you guys are? A buncha

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2012-02-14 09:51:44 PM
They put the Spartan cheerleaders in there but not Goth Talk?

/I feel so forlorn . . .
 
2012-02-14 09:51:48 PM
One of my favorites was Ana Gasteyer, I think, back in the really bad years. It was only on a few times, always at the very end, like filler. She was a socialite who would talk 90 miles an hour about nothing and her husband (Hartman?) would kill himself at the end. After an hour and 25 minutes of thinking "this show can't possibly be this bad" it was a shock to see something funny. I always thought Lorne Michaels was trying to invent a new style of humor.
 
2012-02-14 09:53:59 PM
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Thinks list was O-TAY!
 
2012-02-14 09:58:28 PM
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Mr. Bill is on the list? Sounds like someone made the man a little nervous.

Yo, Sandman! Get out here!
 
2012-02-14 10:01:21 PM
I'M NOT HAPPY. Back in my day, there were funny bits on most weeks, and we LIKED it, WE LOVED IT.
 
2012-02-14 10:02:37 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Just a warning...the video clips are from Hulu, which means most non-U.S. residents will likely not be able to watch them. Also, all the clips I've watched so far are preceded by a commercial.


With all the commercials, this is one of the crappier links ever.

Sub it to reddit commercialmitter.
 
2012-02-14 10:03:01 PM
Toonces?
 
2012-02-14 10:03:39 PM
So the author had no love for Darrell Hammond's spot-on Connery and Will Ferrell's Trebeck?

/Bunch of penis mightiers.
 
2012-02-14 10:06:41 PM
No Billy Crystal. I hate when that happens...
 
2012-02-14 10:08:39 PM
For some reason I have such a soft spot for the falconer and macgruber. I thought one of those would have been on there.

I know they're newer but they make me smile
 
2012-02-14 10:11:07 PM
"With the material America provided in 1975, Saturday Night Live created space for the public to breathe-the sketch comedy provided not just an iconic party in television history but a way for Americans to come together and exhale one collective, unabashed laugh."

Oh God shuuuuuuut up
 
2012-02-14 10:13:23 PM

Roto-Rot: No Billy Crystal. I hate when that happens...


"...then I took one of them, uh....."

"...ball-peen hammers?"

"Right. And just whacked it a few times right in there, you know."

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/84/84ewillie.phtml
 
2012-02-14 10:13:33 PM

poot_rootbeer: "With the material America provided in 1975, Saturday Night Live created space for the public to breathe-the sketch comedy provided not just an iconic party in television history but a way for Americans to come together and exhale one collective, unabashed laugh."

Oh God shuuuuuuut up



Yeah, that was some pretty pretentious shiat.
 
2012-02-14 10:16:02 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: So the author had no love for Darrell Hammond's spot-on Connery and Will Ferrell's Trebeck?


Those are imitations not characters.

AKA the crappy skits they air when they can't be bothered to write something original.

"Ha Ha! Look!! He's acting like someone familiar and comfortable for me! Ha Ha!!"
 
2012-02-14 10:16:45 PM
Not a bad list but leaving Hartman off is pretty bad. I do like the Lovitz Tommy Flannigan.
 
2012-02-14 10:18:28 PM
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2012-02-14 10:18:54 PM
No "Prechew Charlie"? No "Counterpoint/Point"?

And Father Sarducci needs to be much further up the list.
 
2012-02-14 10:20:14 PM

jaytkay: Ken VeryBigLiar: So the author had no love for Darrell Hammond's spot-on Connery and Will Ferrell's Trebeck?

Those are imitations not characters.

AKA the crappy skits they air when they can't be bothered to write something original.

"Ha Ha! Look!! He's acting like someone familiar and comfortable for me! Ha Ha!!"


As opposed to the Continental or Gumby, who both made the list?
 
2012-02-14 10:20:29 PM
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It's vetty cole mayne!
 
2012-02-14 10:20:31 PM
Pat? Seriously?
 
2012-02-14 10:21:53 PM
Did I ever tell you about the time I went hunting with Bill Brasky?
 
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