Comedian Jan Hooks died earlier this week at the age of 57 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Hooks was known for her roles on Designing Women and 3rd Rock from the Sun, but she was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Hooks was a cast member on SNL from 1986-1991, joining comedians that included Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon (whom she dated for a time) and the late, great Phil Hartman.

Saturday Night Live was struggling at the time and was nearing the brink of cancellation. Executive Producer Lorne Michaels brought the show back to basics, hiring a new cast which included Hooks, who was great at impersonations. You’d think it was the real people. In memory of Hooks, we’re giving you Hooks’ five best SNL moments.

#1 As Kathy Lee Gifford to Dana Carvey’s Regis Philbin, Hooks sings shrilly at a monkey

#2 Jan Hooks and Phil Hartman play Ivana and Donald Trump in “A Trump Christmas”

#3 SNL's Jan Hooks Tribute


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#4 Jan Hooks plays Sinead O’Connor

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