37. Mary Katherine Gallagher

Air Date: 10/28/95
Starring: Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hardwick, Will Ferrell, Gabriel Byrne

We think our feelings about Molly Shannon's recurring character "Mary Katherine Gallagher" would best be expressed in a monologue from the made-for-TV movie, A Friendship to Die For. OK, not really. However, we wouldn't be shocked if Mary K. did spontaneously happen to bust out into a scene from an equally corny-looking movie, exemplifying one of the socially impaired teenager's signature ways of expressing herself.

We're sure, though, that she'd preface the performance by sticking her fingers under her armpits and sniffing them, as she's prone to do. That said, if you're a fan of awkward humor, you're a fan of Mary Katherine Gallagher. Shannon commits hard when it comes to her character's, eum, extreme personality, making SNL's resident “superstar” more than deserving of her title. Before Miss Gallagher, we never realized a Catholic schoolgirl could be so unsavory.

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