40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

Legends, obscurities, opera men: a look back at the funniest concoctions to grace Studio 8H

1. Stefon
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Bill Hader as Stefon during Weekend Update on October 11th, 2014. Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty1/34

1. Stefon

Oh Stefon — more fun than a date with Tranderson Cooper. Bill Hader's dazed Chelsea club kid hyperventilates about the latest parties, dropping names like Gaye Dunaway or Tranny Oakley or "lazily named drag queen Melvin in a Dress." Wherever he goes, Stefon always truly believes this party has everything. ("Don't be fooled by the charred Red Lobster sign out front — this club is a burned-down Red Lobster!") No matter what kind of hellhole he's in, Stefon truly believes this party has everything. An inspiration to us all.

Best line: "This place has everything: geeks, sherpas, a Jamaican nurse wearing a shower cap, room after room of broken mirrors. Look over there — is that Mick Jagger? No! It's a fat kid on a Slip & Slide. His knees look like biscuits and he's ready to party."

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