Everyone has their favorite recurring characters from "Saturday Night Live's" storied history (and ones that we hate, obviously. "It's Pat?" anyone?)

In honor of "Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special," here are 40 of the most memorable -- not including impersonations -- characters from the series' run.

1975 Samurai Futaba (John Belushi)

1976 Irwin Mainway, from "Consumer Probe" (Dan Aykroyd)

1977 Coneheads (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman)

1977 The Festrunk Brothers (Wild and Crazy Guys) (Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin)

1977 E. Buzz Miller and Christie Christina (Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman)

1977 Leonard Pinth-Garnell (Dan Aykroyd)

1978 Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello)

1978 Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner)

1978 The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi)

1981 Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy)

1981 Velvet Jones (Eddie Murphy)

1981 Mister Robinson's Neighborhood (Eddie Murphy)

1984 Fernando's Hideaway (Billy Crystal)

1984 Ed Grimley (Martin Short)

1984 Nathan Thurm (Martin Short)

1985 The Whiners (Joe Piscopo and Robin Duke)

1985 Tommy Flanagan, the Pathological Liar (Jon Lovitz)

1986 The Church Lady (Dana Carvey)

1986 The Sweeney Sisters (Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn and Marc Shaiman)

1987 Pumping Up with Hans & Franz (Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon)

1989 Sprockets (Mike Myers)

1989 Toonces, The Driving Cat (Dana Carvey and Victoria Jackson)

1989 Wayne's World (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey)

1991 Bill Swerski's Superfans (Joe Mantegna, George Wendt, Robert Smigel, Mike Myers and Chris Farley)

1991 Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley (Al Franken)

1991 Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (Phil Hartman)

1991 Coffee Talk with Linda Richmond (Mike Myers)

1992 Opera Man (Adam Sandler)

1993 Matt Foley (Chris Farley

1995 The Spartan Cheerleaders (Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri)

1996 The Roxbury Guys (Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell)

1996 The Delicious Dish (Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch and Alec Baldwin)

1996 The Culps (Ana Gasteyer and Will Ferrell)

1997 Leon Phelphs, The Ladies Man (Tim Meadows)

1997 Mango (Chris Kattan)

1999 The Boston Teens (Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz)

1999 Brian Fellow's Safari Planet (Tracy Morgan)

2002 Astronaut Jones (Tracy Morgan)

2004 Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch)

2005 Target Lady (Kristen Wiig)

"SNL 40th Anniversary Special" premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC/4.