Jan Hooks, who passed away today at the age of 57 after a long battle with serious illness, was one of the most versatile and hilarious members of the SNL family from 1986-1991, the height of the comeback years following the ill-fated years of 1980-1985 when Lorne Michaels left and Jean Doumanian and Dick Ebersol were the executive producers. Much like her castmate, the late Phil Hartman, Hooks could inhabit an almost unlimited number of roles and impersonations in a way that made you feel like you were watching the character and not the actor. Check out Splitsider's entry on Hooks' time at SNL for more information. In the meantime, enjoy "The Diner" with Alec Baldwin above, and this very long and not-compiled-by-us playlist of Hooks' sketches below.

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