'Saturday Night Live': All 145 Cast Members Ranked

Our insanely ambitious, ruthlessly exhaustive ranking of every 'SNL' player ever

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117. Michael O'Donoghue
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117. Michael O'Donoghue

Era: 1975-1979

National Lampoon's evil genius helped define SNL behind the scenes — scripting nihilistic venom for Chevy Chase was like Robert Towne writing for Jack Nicholson. But he was no performer, so his onscreen "Mr. Mike" schtick — bearded stiff poses as a decadent dandy — has dated badly. And, sorry, but it's hard to take his "comedy is a baby-seal hunt" routine when you're looking right at that poignant cry-for-help baby seal of a comb-over.

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