Ladies' 'Night'! The 20 Funniest Female Characters on 'SNL'

In celebration of Kristen Wiig's birthday on Aug. 22, see the Saturday Night Live characters that have made us laugh through the years (21 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:31AM

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Ladies' 'Night'! The 20 Funniest Female Characters on 'SNL'

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Kristen Wiig as Dooneese

Variety show host Lawrence Welk is played by Fred Armisen, but the real star of the unexpectedly hilarious Lawrence Welk Show sketches on SNL is Dooneese. (Or possibly Denise, Eunice, or Junice -- nobody on the Internet seems to agree on her name!) What everyone can agree on is how hilariously inappropriate she is. Kristin Wiig (pictured with Will Ferrell as Ted Netters) plays the physically and mentally challenged youngest sister of a '60s girl group, belting inappropriate lyrics and groping guest stars with her freakishly tiny hands. Wrong? Oh, yes. Funny? You bet. 

Memorable quote: (singing) "I hit a turkey with a shovel then I came inside and put a turkey on a toilet and it died on the toilet now there’s feathers in the toilet and I sleep under a turned-over wagon is that bad doo dooo dooo dooo…"


'Lawrence Welk' guest starring Betty White 

'Lawrence Welk' guest starring Will Ferrell 

'Lawrence Welk' guest starring James Franco

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