Inspired by the brilliant cast member thread, which characters were/are your favorites?
Any characters or skits you liked, but they were one hit wonders? Only seen once and never revived.
The two kids played by Mike Myers. The one in the bathtub - are you looking at my bum, cheeky devil - and the one on the playground who had to wear a helmet.
The Anal Retentive (fill in the blank)
Nancy Reagan as played by Terry Sweeney.
The A-hole couple played by Kristin Wiig and Jason Sudeikis, which they never reprised once they became popular.
I loved Penelope and the Target Lady... at first.
RIght now, Nasim Pedrad's Arianna Huffington gives me life.
I liked Abby Elliot's Angelina, Zooey and Meryl.
I also wish they had done The A-Holes one last time before Wiig left. I got really sick of Gilly and Penelope.
I also loved almost everything Melanie Hutsel did, but I know I'm in the minority.
My all time fave was probably Nora Dunn's Pat Stephens.
The Sweeney Sisters
Lyle, the [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] heterosexual.
Alot of Phil Hartman characters like the Anal Retentive Chef, Caveman Lawyer, his Frank Sinatra as host of the Frank Sinatra Group.
Chris Farley's motivational speaker character; Sandler, Farley and Spade as the Gap Girls. I think I'm in the minority in liking Wiig's Gilly. I liked Ferrell and Oteri as the cheerleaders.
I liked Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri's cheerleaders
Lord Wyndemere with Paul Brittain
Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace and Whitney Bobeebee
Cherie O teri's Babara Walters
Church Lady and Linda Richman
My all-time favorites are Roseanne Roseannadanna, Dieter (Sprockets) and Donatella Versace.
I liked when Phil Hartman did The Sinatra Group with guests Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew, Sinead O'Connor and one other character who I forget. Hartman as Sinatra turned to Sinead, played by Jan Hooks, and addressed her as Uncle Fester.
2. Linda Richman
3. Stuart Smalley
4. Mr. Bill
I also loved Dieter from Sprockets.
Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig as Angelina and Madonna fighting over babies. "I get my babies from outer space. They're space babies."
Sean Connery on Jeopardy.
I liked a lot of the ones mentioned. The Tarzan, Tonto, and Frankenstein skits always cracked me up.
Also, there was a one-time skit many years ago when Bill Murray was still on the show that I loved - he played a minister conducting a funeral service who transformed into a magician who spun the casket around it, cut it in half, etc. This may sound strange but it was really quite profound. I'd love to see it again.
Rich, the "makin' copies" guy
Anne Hathaway's Katie Holmes
Cheri Oteri as Adele, the office slut who was bad at innuendo.
"Mmmm. I'd like to taste your man-milk. I'm talking about your SEMEN."
"Adele, you're really bad at innuendo."
"Yeah, well, I want YOU bad. In my END-O."
Another vote for Dieter. Also Phil Hartman playing a barely transexual fraulein in a Dieter sketch and Rob Lowe playing a guest on Dieter's show.
Danitra Vance's 15 year old high school cheerleader and mother of two who did the "ghetto" nursery rhymes. "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown. And we LAUGHED!" Also her "That Black Girl!" a.k.a. "That Girl!" parody.
Late in her SNL stint, Jane Curtin did this sort of dykey booze hound that was unlike any other character she'd done. I think she was called "Iris." It was surprisingly funny.
Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon as the amorous Southie couple. Ben Affleck as their childhood friend who invites him to his wedding. And that's when they find out he's marrying a guy.
Nora Dunn as "Pat Stevens."
R26 - that's my favorite too. They never had it again and they removed all videos off the internet. But I found this one -
[quote]Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon as the amorous Southie couple.
His name was "Sully." I don't remember hers. I liked them, too.
"My name is Hans."
"And I'm Franz."
"And we're gonna PUMP you UP!"
"What's all this talk about violins on television? What on earth is wrong with violins on television? We need MORE violins on television!"
"It's VIOLENCE on television."
"Oh... never mind!"
- the great Emily Litella
I liked seeing Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd last night. I'd never seen "Wild and Crazy Guys" except for the imitations my straight friends would do at work on Monday mornings.
Gilda Radner's "Judy Miller Show" was priceless.
And I always loved Rosann Rosannadanna.
Martin Short's Ed Grimley character was a hoot, too.
"Inspired by the brilliant cast member thread"
Hunh? Why couldn't you post your thoughts on there? You're not going to get fined for not staying strictly on topic.
Some of you taskmasters need to relax.
R42 - that character is from an actual guy that used to be on Manhattan cable. He used to live in the village and was really that over the top. Much better looking guy though. Totally gay.
[quote]Another vote for Dieter. Also Phil Hartman playing a barely transexual fraulein in a Dieter sketch and Rob Lowe playing a guest on Dieter's show.
Unless Hartman's character was used more than once, I think it was in the Dieter skit with Jason Priestley
Patty Caldwell and Candy Slice (both by Gilda Radner)
Any character of Mike Myers was brilliant: Boy in Tub; Linda Richman; Dieter; Boy in Helmet; Wayne; Hans; Mick Jagger.
Any character of Dana Carvey was brilliant, Church Lady; Bush 41; Garth.
Darrell Hammond's Bill Clinton was awesome.
Will Ferrell's Dubya was terrific.
Bill Murray's lounge-lizard Nick Winters was hilarious.
John Belushi's Greek restaurant guy's "No co'!Petsi!" became a catch-phrase.
Sooo many memorable characters and impersonations!
Jane the I.S.
The McLaughlin Group.
And the Sweeney Sisters, of course.
Mary Katherine Gallagher
The asshole couple with Wiig and Sudekis.
Nearly everything done by Cheri Oteri and Molly Shannon - especially Collette Reardon, The Joyologist, Mary Catherine Gallagher.
Shannon's version of Liza is great, taking giant breaths from an oxygen tank.
The characters from my teens, when I never missed a show... Jackie Rogers, Jr., Ed Grimley, Nathan "I know that!" Thurm, The Folksmen, Gene "The Anal Retentive Chef," Pat "volumes and volumes of Vogue" Stevens, The Sweeney Sisters, Dieter, Happy Fun Ball, Toonces... wish I'd kept all those homemade tapes.
The NPR girls. (Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon)
Maya Rudolph and (?) as the Japanese version of Laverne and Shirley. "Ooo...Booboo Kittysan!"
Cheri Oteri's "Simmer down" woman.
Todd DeLaMuca, Lisa Loopner and her mom, and the Norge repairman.
Poor Mr. Loopner, he was born without a spine
Jon Lovitz' Master Thespian and Tommy Flanagan (the liar).
Lisa Loopner and Todd
E. Buzz Miller and Christy Christina
Buck Henry's pervy Uncle
Bill Murray's Nick the lounge singer
The Chicago Superfans
Ackroyd's Julia Child and Leonard Pinth-Garnell