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Rolling Stone ranks every SNL cast member ever...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by RecoveringJournalist, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I didn't want to bury this in the SNL thread...

    141. Robert Downey Jr.
    140. The Muppets
    139. Jim Breuer
    138. Victoria Jackson
    137. Gilbert Gottfried
    136. Colin Quinn
    135. Norm Macdonald
    134. Randy Quaid
    133. Emily Prager
    132. Laurie Metcalf
    131. Jay Mohr
    130. Yvonne Hudson
    129. Patrick Weathers
    128. Matthew Laurance
    127. Charles Rocket
    126. Tony Rosato
    125. Ben Stiller
    124. Dan Vitale
    123. Robin Duke
    122. Ann Risley
    121. Christine Ebersole
    120. Dean Edwards
    119. Paul Brittain
    118. Jeff Richards
    117. Finesse Mitchell
    116. Rob Riggle
    115. Jerry Minor
    114. Damon Wayans
    113. Michael O'Donoghue
    112. Anthony Michael Hall
    111. Siobhan Fallon
    110. Melanie Hutsell
    109. Fred Wolf
    108. Morwenna Banks
    107. Laura Kightlinger
    106. David Koechner
    105. Nancy Walls
    104. Mark McKinney
    103. Chris Elliott
    102. Janeane Garofalo
    101. Sarah Silverman
    100. Danitra Vance
    99. George Coe
    98. Bobby Moynihan
    97. Gary Kroger
    96. Brian Doyle-Murray
    95. Chris Kattan
    94. Cheri Oteri
    93. Joan Cusack
    81-92 - Every new cast member since 2012.
    80. Abby Elliott
    79. A. Whitney Brown
    78. Harry Shearer
    77. Michael McKean
    76. Julia Sweeney
    75. Jenny Slate
    74. Gail Matthius
    73. Brooks Whelan
    72. Jim Belushi
    71. Casey Wilson
    70. Rich Hall
    69. Ellen Cleghorne
    68. Michaela Watkins
    67. Brad Hall
    66. Joe Piscopo
    65. Mary Gross
    64. Terry Sweeney
    63. Tom Davis
    62. Beth Cahill
    61. Garrett Morris
    60. Nora Dunn
    59. Kevin Nealon
    58. Horatio Sanz
    57. Denny Dillon
    56. Paul Shaffer
    55. Jay Pharoah
    54. Lorne Michaels
    53. tracy Morgan
    52. Will Forte
    51. Pamela Stephenson
    50. Nasim Pedrad
    49. Darrell Hammond
    48. Tim Meadows
    47. Jane Curtin
    46. Kenan Thompson
    45. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    44. Rob Schneider
    43. Vanessa Bayer
    42. Don Novello
    41. Taran Killam
    40. Molly Shannon
    39. Cecily Strong
    38. Don Pardo
    37. Kate McKinnon
    36. Jimmy Fallon
    35. Chris parnell
    34. Dennis Miller
    33. Ana Gasteyer
    32. Tim Kazurinsky
    31. Christopher Guest
    30. Billy Crystal
    29. Martin Short
    28. Seth Meyers
    27. David Spade
    26. Jan Hooks
    25. Jason Sudeikis
    24. Laraine Newman'
    23. Fred Armisen
    22. Andy Samberg
    21. Chris Rock
    20. Al Franken
    19. Jon Lovitz
    18. Maya Rudolph
    17. Adam Sandler
    16. Rachel Dratch
    15. Chris Farley
    14. Kristen Wiig
    13. Bill Hader
    12. Will ferrell
    11. Dana Carvey
    10. Chevy Chase
    9. Gilda Radner
    8. Amy Poehler
    7. Phil Hartman
    6. Bill Murray
    5. Dan Aykroyd
    4. Mike Myers
    3. Tina Fey
    2. Eddie Murphy
    1. John Belushi...
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I think the list is pretty horrendous.

    I realize Norm MacDonald is pretty polarizing, but to suggest he's the seventh-worst cast member in the history of the show is absurd, especially when he's rated behind people who were fired or quit after just a few episodes.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Myers before Hartman? No way.
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Garrett Morris should be higher than 61 just for the song Gonna Get Me A Shotgun / Kill All The Whiteys I See.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Was the list based purely on their SNL work or does it include other movie/TV work as well?
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Hartman and Ferrell are criminally low.

    And I wouldn't put anyone ahead of Murphy.

    I know Belushi has been deified for a lot of reasons, but no way was he better on SNL than Murphy. Eddie saved that show all by himself.

    Murphy was the John Elway of SNL, carrying a mediocre supporting cast to the Super Bowl year after year.

    It says it all that Murphy's highest-ranking co-star is Kazurinsky at 32. Belushi worked alongside 5, 6, 9 and 10 on the list.
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  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Chico Esquela should put him at least in the top 40
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Not to mention "Mandingo 2."
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    What the hell is the deal with Maya Rudolph? She was fairly talented, but I couldn't stand her and can barely remember anything she did. Donatella Versace? Ugh.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Hartman should be 1. Just so versatile.

    Jan Hooks should be higher for the same reason.

    Cheri Oteri at 94? Must have pissed off the author at some point.

    Charles Rocket would be dead last on my list.
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of Wiig at 14.
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I was initially a big fan of Wiig, but then she went too far. Andy I wanted to see a deathmatch between Gilly and that bitch with the tiny hands. So, yeah, Wiig is a bit high. It does seem they are factoring in post-SNL success for some more than others.
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