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The 30 Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ Celebrity Impressions

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

For 40 yearsSaturday Night Live has dedicated itself to making celebrities look as ridiculous as possible—and we’re better people for it. From controversial politicians (Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin was a cultural phenomenon that took on a life of its own) to kooky journalists (“Baba Wawa,” anyone?) SNL has supplied its fair share of eerily accurate impersonations throughout the years. Sometimes we wonder if we’d be more informed if Dana Carvey actually did NBC Nightly News instead of Tom Brokaw. Just a thought.
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Eddie Murphy’s 10 Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Characters

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

The ’80s were the Dark Ages for Saturday Night Live. After showrunner Lorne Michaels left the show at the end of the ’70s, Jean Doumanian stepped in and replaced the entire cast and writing team, which ultimately caused the show to suffer and teeter on the brink of disappointment. When Doug Ebersol replaced Doumanian, the entire cast was let go again, save for two: Joe Piscopo, and the incomparable Eddie Murphy.
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13 Great Feminist Moments in ‘Saturday Night Live’ History

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

In Saturday Night Live’s 40-year history, in terms of pure numbers, the show has been dominated by men. Male cast members nearly double the female members, and where men can have long careers, only two women have ever been with the show eight seasons or more and even fewer have gained the breakout success of their male co-stars. But the women of SNL have meant so much to us—to young women who love comedy, to girls who want to see more girls on TV, and to anyone who appreciates funny people telling funny jokes.
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15 Hilarious Times the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Got the Giggles On Air

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- Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

It’s funny. You’d think actors breaking character on stage would annoy audiences; however, the opposite is true for Saturday Night Live cast members. There’s something about Jimmy Fallon losing his shit during a live sketch that makes us squeal with glee. And he’s not the only SNL veteran guilty of cracking up mid-scene.
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The Top 5 Weekend Update Hosts on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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-Additional research by Jim Miller (@jimmiller)

Of all the positions on Saturday Night Live, sitting behind the iconic Weekend Update desk is, perhaps, the most prestigious and sought-after. Whether working solo or partnered up with an equally funny SNL co-star, the Weekend Update anchors have kept viewers informed on current events, with the added bonus of a hilarious punchline, over the past 40 years. As we celebrate the series’ anniversary, which VH1 Classic is currently honoring with its “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon,” we picked the top five Weekend Update hosts and hosting duos. Read more…