COULD IT BE ... SATAN? Remember how just last week we got into a discussion of the role (and overuse) of recurring characters on SNL? NYMag has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the topic, ranking all seasons based on the percentage of sketches relying on recurring characters** as well as slideshowing the twenty-five most repeated characters in show history -- and, guess what: Trebek and Connery do not make the cut. (Well, Trebek should have.)
The one on that list I never really got? Nora Dunn's Pat Stevens. What was the point?
** Excluding political impressions.
Added, Related: Splitsider's Five Rules for what makes a recurring sketch work.