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All of Adam Sandler's SNL Characters, Ranked 

Stephen Tompkins
Updated January 3, 2020 1.4k votes 403 voters 22.3k views 19 items

List Rules Vote up the greatest of all of Adam Sandler's characters from his time on Saturday Night Live.

Comedy legend Adam Sandler began his career at Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a writer for one season, before being added as a featured player the next year. It took him a while to find his voice, but by the height of his SNL career he was creating some of the most hilarious and memorable characters to ever grace the stage at Studio 8H. That's not to say there weren't some clunkers - looking at you, "Sleepyhead" - but he certainly had a knack for creating dumb, simple characters that got laughs.

What would the history of SNL be without the likes of Opera Man, Canteen Boy, or The Gap Girls? Here are the all original Adam Sandler SNL characters that he brought to the show over his six-year tenure, ranked from best to worst.

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Opera Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All of Adam Sandler's SNL Characters, Ranked
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Long before Jimmy Fallon was slow-jamming the news, Adam Sandler was operatically singing the news on "Weekend Update." One of his most memorable characters from Saturday Night Live, Opera Man showed Sandler really hitting his stride as a comedian.
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Canteen Boy
Canteen boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All of Adam Sandler's SNL Characters, Ranked
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The iconic Canteen Boy debuted in 1994, with Sandler playing a simple, 27-year-old Boy Scout. The sketch quickly takes a bizarre turn from the mockery of the other Scouts to Canteen Boy dealing with the overt sexual advances of his Scoutmaster Mr. Armstrong, played by Alec Baldwin.

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Cajun Man
Cajun Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All of Adam Sandler's SNL Characters, Ranked
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Cajun Man was a successful Sandler character, mostly offering up replies with words ending in "ian, ion, un" sounds.
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Lucy Brawn (The Gap Girls)
Lucy Brawn (The Gap Girl... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All of Adam Sandler's SNL Characters, Ranked
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The Gap Girls was a recurring sketch played by Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, and David Spade, and it became an instant SNL classic. It saw the three men dressed as sassy, gossiping, female retail workers eating french fries in the mall food court. And who could forget that it brought upon one of Farley's most memorable quotes, "LAY OFF ME I'M STARVING!"
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