What’s left to say about the fey club kid who’s racked up an astonishing 15 Weekend Update appearances in the past three years? Just this: If we don’t see him one last time this Saturday, there will be hell to pay.
Greg, who is not an alien
Definitely not. Nope.
The third Merryville brother
It’s always impressive when a guest host is talented enough to play a robot in this recurring sketch — but the bit is really made by the creepy grin Hader wears whenever he pops up to play that triangle.
The mumbly veteran reporter and his wandering mic can be hit or miss — literally — but when he’s on, he’s on. Imagine Hader’s Clint Eastwood, only about 150 years older.
The quintessential game show host
This one’s sort of a cheat, because Hader isn’t technically playing the same character every time he stands behind a podium and reads off a set of absurd questions. Still, these parody sketches won’t be the same without Hader’s perma-grin and perfectly smarmy delivery, which go a long way toward redeeming even the most uninspired premise (The Secret Word, anyone?).
Did I miss any of your favorites? Feel free to nominate them in the comments!