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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2. Wayne Campbell
Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell during the "Wayne's World" skit on February 17th, 1990. Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty2/34

2. Wayne Campbell

Mike Myers' party-commando hero. He might be just a suburban metal kid hosting a public-access cable show in his mom's basement, but he's a rock star in his dreams. With him, as always, Dana Carvey as his loyal sidekick Garth — they keep telling each other how cool they are, whether Wayne is making out with Madonna or debating the future of socialism with Aerosmith. SNL gave us so many beautiful bromances — the Blues Brothers, the Wild and Crazy Guys, the Chippendales dancers — but this was the sweetest. Best SNL spin-off movie ever, too. Party on, Wayne.

Best line: "Garth, get it together, man. Because if you hurl, and I catch a whiff of it, I'm gonna spew. And if I blow chunks, chances are someone else is gonna honk, all right? And that's gonna set off a peristaltic chain reaction, all right?"

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