Earlier this month, Saturday Night Live brought back alumni from the show's 40 year history for a massive prime time special. We put together a ranking of all 141 cast members, and like any list, it drew some dissent, particularly from a certain mid-1990s Weekend Update host who does a pretty good David Letterman impression. We figured it was only fair that we threw this back to the masses, so we had our readers cast their votes. Here are the results.
Years on Show: 1990-1995
Most Memorable Sketches: "Opera Man," "The Gap Girls," "Iraqi Pete," "Canteen Boy and the Scoutmaster"
Post-Show Career: Shockingly enough, he was fired in 1995 along with many others members of the cast after a rather lackluster season. He bounced back later that year with Billy Madison, which kicked off a string of hit moves that continued for a very long time. His last few have been rather soft at the box office, but he recently signed a four-movie deal with Netflix.
Years on Show: 1985-1986
Most Memorable Sketches: None. You people just voted for him because he's mentally ill and back in the news for posting more sad, paranoid videos online. Shame on all of you.
Post-Show Career: He was a working character actor in everything from Not Another Teen Movie to Kingpin to Independence Day until he became convinced that he was the target of an anti-Hollywood conspiracy. He now lives on the road, hiding from perceived enemies. It's extremely sad.
Years on Show: 1995-2001
Most Memorable Sketches: "NPR's Delicious Schweddy Balls," "The Courtney Love Show," "Mary Katherine Gallagher"
Post-Show Career: She's appeared in Talladega Nights, 30 Rock, Scary Movie 4 and Scary Movie 5. Most importantly, she's going to revive her role as Gail von Kleinenstein in the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer prequel series.
Years on Show: 1975-1976
Most Memorable Sketches: "Weekend Update," "Land Shark," "Word Association" and his many appearances as Gerald Ford
Post-Show Career: His 1980s movies like Fletch, National Lampoon's Vacation, Spies Like Us and Caddyshack will live forever. It's been a little rocky since then, but he was in both Hot Tub Time Machine installments.
Years on Show: 1989-1995
Most Memorable Sketches: "Wayne's World," "Coffee Talk," "Simon," "Sprockets"
Post-Show Career: He had a pretty amazing Hollywood run with two Wayne's World movies, three Austin Powers films and the Shrek franchise, but 2008's The Love Guru was an absolute fiasco and he's kept a pretty low profile ever since.
Years on Show: He wasn't a cast member, but he hosted 15 times between 1976 and 2009.
Most Memorable Sketches: "King Tut," "The Festrunk Brothers," "Steve Martin's Penis Beauty Cream," "Theodoric of York," "Medieval Barber"
Post-Show Career: This is non-applicable since he was never a cast member of the show to begin with, but he's obviously been a successful movie star for decades. In recent years, he's devoted more time to bluegrass music and writing books.
Years on Show: 1993-1998
Most Memorable Sketches: "Weekend Update," "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Bob Dole on the Real World," "The Late Show with David Letterman"
Post-Show Career: He had a couple of sitcoms, a Comedy Central sports show that was cancelled way too quickly and he starred in the classic movie Dirty Work.
Years on Show: 2005-2012
Most Memorable Sketches: "Gilly," "Target Lady," "The Lawrence Welk Show," "The Californians"
Post-Show Career: She's worked steadily in major movies like Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Skeleton Twins. She's also going to be in the Ghostbusters reboot in 2016.
Years on Show: 1998-2004
Most Memorable Sketches: "Weekend Update," "Jarret's Room," "The Barry Gibb Show," "I Wish It Was Christmas Today"
Post-Show Career: He had a brief run as an actor in failed movies like Taxi and Fever Pitch, but then he took over Late Night from Conan O'Brien and his career went into the stratosphere.
Years on Show: 2005-2013
Most Memorable Sketches: "Stefon," "Laser Cats," "The Californians," "Herb Welch," "Kissing Family"
Post-Show Career: It's been less than two years since he left, but he's already been in The Skeleton Twins and he's going to voice characters in the upcoming Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Angry Birds.
Years on Show: 2000-2006
Most Memorable Sketches: "Weekend Update," "VP Debate: Palin/Biden, Sully and Denise," "Girls Promo"
Post-Show Career: She created the acclaimed NBC show 30 Rock and writes and stars in her own movies, including the upcoming Sisters with Amy Poehler.
Years on Show: 1975-1979
Most Memorable Sketches: "Coneheads," "Fred Garvin Male Prostitute," "Bass-O-Matic," "The Blues Brothers"
Post-Show Career: Great movies (Ghostbusters, Trading Places), horrible movies (Caddyshack 2, Exit to Eden) and movies you didn't even know existed (Unconditional Love, Masters of Menace).
Years on Show: 1986-1993
Most Memorable Sketches: "Wayne's World," "Church Chat," "The McLaughlin Group," "Joyride With Ross Perot" and his many appearances as George H.W. Bush
Post-Show Career: A botched open heart surgery took him out of commission for a few years, but he's back on the stand-up circuit.
Years on Show: 1990-1995
Most Memorable Sketches: "The Gap Girls," "Matt Foley Motivational Speaker," "Chippendales Audition," "Bill Swerski's Superfans"
Post-Show Career: One great movie (Tommy Boy), a couple of bad ones (Black Sheep, Beverly Hills Ninja) and a legacy that will live forever.
Years on Show: 1977-1980
Most Memorable Sketches: "Nick the Lounge Singer," "The Nerds," "Family Feud," "The Olympia Restaurant"
Post-Show Career: Gradually transitioning into the most beloved figure on planet Earth and single-handedly preventing Ghostbusters 3 from coming into existence.
Years on Show: 1980-1984
Most Memorable Sketches: "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood," "Gumby," "Velvet Jones," "James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party"
Post-Show Career: Movies we'll cherish forever, stand-up specials that never stop being funny and then a whole bunch of films that we'd rather forget.
Years on Show: 1995-2002
Most Memorable Sketches: "More Cowbell," "Spartan Cheerleaders," "Celebrity Jeopardy," "Love-ahs in the Hot Tub"
Post-Show Career: If he only made Elf, Anchorman and Step Brothers he'd be set for life, but there's also Talladega Nights, The Other Guys and Old School. Now if he'd only get around to Step Brothers 2…
Years on Show: 1975-1980
Most Memorable Sketches: "Roseanne Roseannadanna," "Baba Wawa," "Emily Litella," "The Nerds"
Post-Show Career: She had a one woman Broadway play and was in movies like First Family and The Woman in Red before she died from ovarian cancer in 1989.
Years on Show: 1986-1994
Most Memorable Sketches: "The Sinatra Group," "Colon Blow," "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" and his many appearances as Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
Post-Show Career: He starred on NewsRadio and voiced some of the best characters on The Simpsons before his tragic death in 1998.
Years on Show: 1975-1979
Most Memorable Sketches: "Samurai Delicatessen," "The Blues Brothers," "Ludwig van Beethoven," "The Killer Bees"
Post-Show Career: His movie career was just beginning with roles in Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Steven Spielberg's 1941 when he died of a drug overdose in 1982.