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For the past 41 years, Saturday Night Live has brought the laughs.
No issue — political, celebrity, or hypothetical — is off limits for the eclectic cast, which has consistently (and impressively) churned out new household names season after season. Regardless what sort of bleak situation is unfolding across the world, we can always count on SNL to pull us out of the darkness and into the comedic light. And for that, we are so grateful.
The best part about SNL is that it appeals to every viewer in a different way. Everyone has their own favorite skits and comedians guaranteed to make them giggle. And, thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can rewatch as many times as we want.
There's no shame in watching Ryan Gosling break character in the "Close Encounters" skit from April of this year. It's hilarious.
We rounded up our all-time favorite acts from the show that always leave us laughing in out loud. Literally.
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Stefon is a true gem. Bill Hader's off-beat party extraordinaire highlights the best hot spot suggestions. The cast can barely get through his scenes without breaking character — it's that funny.
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Only Maya Rudolph can pull off a Beyoncé (also known as Queen Bey, Bey, Oh Bey Bey, Bey Bey Bey) impersonation and not disturb The Beyhive. Oh, and we saw that clever Illuminati call-out Jay.
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Apologies to any Californians who are offended by this skit, because few things are funnier than Bill Hader explaining which Lowe's he's going to while wearing that blond wig.
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A true classic through and through. The skit is really hard to come across on the internet, and this is the best we could find. Here's a link to the Blue Oyster Cult song to make up for it. P.S. More cowbell.
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I can't with this skit. I literally can't.