Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph Reveal Their Favorite 'SNL' Characters

by Raphael Chestang 5:59 AM PST, February 05, 2015
Playing Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph Reveal Their Favorite 'SNL' Characters

Saturday Night Live's star-studded 40th anniversary special is set to air Feb. 15 on NBC and Glamour magazine was in on the celebration, bringing together many of the ladies who made the show great.

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From original castmember Jane Curtin to current leading lady Kate McKinnon, the brilliant women of SNL remembered their favorite characters from the long-running sketch comedy show.

"The Surprise Party Lady was happy all the time," Kristen Wiig recalled.

"Sometimes I go back into the Bronx and meet ladies I did with Amy [Poehler]," Maya Rudolph said.

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"I liked playing men because the clothes were just more comfortable," Poehler admitted. "The scene that makes me laugh the most that I watch is Debbie Downer with Rachel Dratch."

"I think Morning Latte -- it made me laugh a lot when we were writing it and I got to sit down," Cheri Oteri said, alluding to her morning show sketches with Will Ferrell.

"I loved Mrs. Loopner so much just because of the company I was in," Curtin said, recalling the "Nerd" sketches with Bill Murray and Gilda Radner..

"My favorite character is Justin Bieber, because I don't often get to stand like this with my hands so near my crotch and have it be okay," McKinnon said.

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Glamour magazine relives four decades of SNL in its next issue, on stands Feb. 10.

Justin Timberlake, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Chevy Chase, Adam Sandler, Dana Carvey and Eddie Murphy are expected to make an appearance during the historic television event.