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The Ten Greatest SNL Characters of All Time

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Since the 1970's Saturday Night Live has been giving us some great characters that we hope make an appearance week after week. Some are okay, some are good and some are great. If you could put together an all-star show featuring nothing but the best characters who would they be? Who would be the star? Let's count it down shall we?


10

Church Lady

 
 

The first of many appearances on this list by Dana Carvey, who brought us some of the greatest SNL characters of all time, and no one made us feel guiltier for our sins than the Church Lady. Well isn't that special.

 
9

Samurai

 
 

John Belushi unfortunately left us much too soon, but he left behind some beloved SNL characters. One of his best, the Samurai. Whether he was working at a deli or at hotel, it was hilarious.

 
8

Brian Fellows

 
 

He may not have been the greatest nature show host, but sure did love animals. One of Tracy Morgan's best characters, it always had me rolling on the floor when this skit came on.

 
7

Stefon

 
 

One of the newer characters, Bill Hader plays a deeply disturbed individual who attempts to give travel advice to people heading into New York City. Instead he ends up sending them to some of the sketchiest clubs in the city that feature some of the weirdest things ever.

 
6

The Chicago Bear Super Fans

 
 

The most passionate fans around, Bob Swerski's Super Fans forever put in our head, 'Da Bears'. They loved their Chicago Sports, and food.

 
5

The Continental

 
 

They might as well take some of the host and make them into regular cast members because some of them are hilarious. One guy who you would never think would be so funny is Christopher Walken, but he gave us one of the most memorable characters of all time with "The Continental".

 
4

Sean Connery(Jeopardy)

 
 

Another cast member that gave us so many memorable characters, was Darrell Hammond. Perhaps his best and most memorable was Sean Connery. It was great to see him go back and fourth with Will Ferrell's Alex Trebek.

 
3

Debbie Downer

 
 

We all know someone who can bring down a room, but no one brought down a room quite like Rachel Dratch's Debbie Downer. Not even the cast could withhold laughing during these sketches.

 
2

Wayne and Garth

 
 

Party time, excellent! Waynes World is the sterotypial rock fan of the late 80's and 90's is timeless. It even got spun into two very successful movies. It's hard to miss when you have Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey playing the characters. Schwing!

 
1

Matt Foley

 
 

Everybody's favorite motivational speaker. You better listen to him too, unless of course you want end up living in a van down by the river. One of the late Chris Farley's greatest characters, and contributions to that show.

 

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