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'SNL' Breakout Characters and Sketches: Moynihan's 'Drunk Uncle'

A good "Saturday Night Live" sketch can turn a castmember into a star. With Sasheer Zamata making her debut this week, we look at breakout characters and skits of some current cas... More A good "Saturday Night Live" sketch can turn a castmember into a star. With Sasheer Zamata making her debut this week, we look at breakout characters and skits of some current castmembers. Bobby Moynihan's "Drunk Uncle" shtick has been a recurring favorite on "Weekend Update." The character rants against today's youth and makes random insults like "EBay of Pigs." Before she co-hosted, Cecily Strong also made her mark during "Weekend Update" as the Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party. Seth Meyers seems to immediately regret asking her nonsensical opinion: "Who do you think you are, Seth? Because guess what? You're not." Kate McKinnon's salty sketch, "Last Call," pairs her — as an almost unrecognizable frump — with Louis C.K. The two play boozers at a bar who decide to flirt since nobody else is left. As with a car crash, you can't look away. Meyers's "Weekend Update" desk served as the inspiration for another breakout character: Vanessa Bayer's Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, the son of Meyers's podiatrist, who is called upon to explain Jewish traditions. The delivery is classic 13-year-old, complete with canned jokes. Less

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