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Hair's the Thing on SNL

Tina Fey and SarahPalin

Memorable hair has always helped to define SNL’s sketch characters and keep the show’s half dozen hair stylists busy. Tina Fey’s “Sarah Palin” look was “spot on” according to Palin herself. When Emma Stone paid homage to Gilda Radner’s “Roseanne Roseannandanna” on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary special, the hair got laughs before she even opened her mouth.

Here are just a few of SNL’s iconic characters, new and old, with unforgettable hair. Who did we miss?

Roseanne Roseannandanna – Gilda Radner
Baba Wawa – Gilda Radner
Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar – Mike Myers and Dana Carvey
Buckwheat – Eddie Murphy
Pat – Julia Sweeney
Ed Grimley – Martin Short
Chippendale Audition Dancers – Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley
Stuart Smalley – Al Franken
Debbie Downer – Rachel Dratch
Sue – Kristen Wiig
Church Lady – Dana Carvey
Linda Richman – Mike Myers
Justin Beiber – Kate McKinnon
Martha Stewart – Ana Gasteyer
Opera Man – Adam Sandler
Stefon – Bill Hader
Samurai Futaba – John Belushi
Unfrozen Cavenman Lawyer – Phil Hartman
Gene Frenkle – cowbell-wielding Will Ferrel
Gilly – Kristen Wiig


photo credit: Tina Fey & Sarah Palin side-by-side on SNL via photopin (license)

posted by Cathy Zimmermann

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