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

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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