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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3. Stuart Smalley
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3. Stuart Smalley

The host of "Daily Affirmations," a caring nurturer and a member of several 12-step programs — but not a licensed therapist. Al Franken dispensed wisdom like "Compare and despair" or "I'm shoulding all over myself," in a bold crusade against stinking thinking. And his dork cardigan really qualifies for its own slot on this list.

Best line: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it — people like me!"

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