40 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters of All Time

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

35. & 36. The Sweeney Sisters
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35. & 36. The Sweeney Sisters

Jan Hooks and Nora Dunn as a lounge-singer sister act, weaving show tunes and cheesy pop standards into their own private language. The comic brilliance is all in their expert timing. Liz and Candy Sweeney manage to channel all their frustrated hopes and dreams into intricate medleys, even when they're stuck singing in the Holiday Inn lobby.

Best line: "But seriously, remember the ice machines are on every floor in the west wing."

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