20 Most Memorable 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time (PHOTOS)

Some people marvel at Saturday Night Live's longevity while others balk -- how can something that's been around for 40 years still be relevant? One answer: by not being afraid to try anything, even if it may bomb on live TV. The result is comedy gold and the start of a slew of superstar careers.

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Here are 20 of the most memorable characters ever to appear on SNL, one of the longest-running comedy sketch shows on TV. They range from the politically savvy (Mr. Robinson) to the giddily absurd (Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer) but each share one quality: comedic brilliance. 

 

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