Saturday Night Live has actually been house to lots of popular faces in its 45 years on the air.
Some of those stars stayed for long periods—like Kenan Thompson, now in his record 18th season, and Kate McKinnon, the longest serving female cast member ever with 9 seasons—while others had a distinctly much shorter time on the sketch program.
While a few of those blips on the SNL radar were relegated to the footnotes of TELEVISION history—no offense to the Dan Vitale and Morwenna Banks fans out there—some went on to end up being much larger than their quick time on the program may’ve otherwise foreshadowed.
Did you understand The Connors’ Laurie Metcalf made a look method prior to she soared to fame with her Emmy-winning Roseanne function? Or that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member for a couple of seasons prior to striking it huge with Seinfeld? She fulfilled even developer Larry David on the program!