To honor the 40th anniversary of SNL, we thought now would be a great time to take a look back at some of our favorite, most memorable characters from Season 1 to now. With so many classic SNL stars returning for the 40th anniversary special, and so many other great celeb friends of the show putting in a special appearance, we are properly pumped for this epic celebration. To get you in the spirit, we've put together this photo gallery of the best, most hilarious and most memorable SNL characters and sketches from the past 40 years, from Nick the Lounge Singer up to Stefon and beyond. Happy anniversary, SNL!