40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

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

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28. Theodoric of York
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28. Theodoric of York

Steve Martin's horrifying medieval doctor, treating his patients with leeches or boar's vomit. He smiles as he tells Bill Murray, "You'll feel better after a good bleeding." And sweeping up in his office: Broom Gilda.

Best line: "Just 50 years ago, they thought a disease like your daughter's was caused by demonic possession or witchcraft. But nowadays, we know that Isabel is suffering from an imbalance of bodily humors — perhaps caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach."

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