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Since its debut in October 1975, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has introduced dozens of memorable recurring characters into the pop-culture zeitgeist. From Rosanne Roseannadanna to The Blues Brothers; Two Wild & Crazy Guys to Stefon; even as the show itself goes through peaks and valleys, these characters continue to live rent-free in our minds long after their legendary skits. As part of Season 7, the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine the Best “SNL” Recurring Character of all time, and we want YOUR opinions!
Below find a list of just about every memorable “SNL” recurring original character we could think of, excluding impersonations of actual people (which may get their own future GPCD episode). You can also take the poll here. For our purposes, the character must also have appeared on “SNL” in at least 3 episodes. Did we miss your favorite? Add it to the form in the space below; we may mention it on the episode! Go through the list, select your favorites — you can choose as many as you like. Then send to your friends and have them make their picks. The more votes we receive, the better balanced the results will be.
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed on Season 7 of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast, dropping in spring/summer 2023. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.