Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph reveal their favorite 'SNL' characters

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The Women of 'SNL' Reveal the Characters They Most Loved Playing

Saturday Night Live's star-studded 40th anniversary special is set to air Feb. 15 on NBC and Glamour magazine was in on the celebration, bringing together many of the ladies who made the show great.

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From original castmember Jane Curtin to current leading lady Kate McKinnon, the brilliant women of SNL remembered their favorite characters from the long-running sketch comedy show.

"The Surprise Party Lady was happy all the time," Kristen Wiig recalled.

"Sometimes I go back into the Bronx and meet ladies I did with Amy [Poehler]," Maya Rudolph said.

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"I liked playing men because the clothes were just more comfortable," Poehler admitted. "The scene that makes me laugh the most that I watch is Debbie Downer with Rachel Dratch."

"I think Morning Latte -- it made me laugh a lot when we were writing it and I got to sit down," Cheri Oteri said, alluding to her morning show sketches with Will Ferrell.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Leslie Jones attends the premiere of 'Top Five' at the Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Leslie Jones as Mrs. Kendrick Douglas during the 'NFL Intros' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: (l-r) Relationship expert Leslie Jones, Colin Jost and Michael Che during the 'Weekend Update' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 91 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Leslie Jones performs on September 4, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Actress Noel Wells attends Cuban Independence Day celebration hosted by VICE and Bacardi at Weylin B.Seymour's on May 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
John Milhiser attends the premiere of "22 Jump Street" on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Vanessa Bayer attends the premiere of HBO's "Girls" third season on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
SNL cast members Michael Patrick O'Brien, Cecily Strong, center and Aidy Bryant attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Aidy Bryant attends the NBC 2013 Fall season launch party hosted by Vanity Fair at Le Bain on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
From left, actresses Nasim Pedrad, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Vanessa Bayer attend the premiere of "Portlandia" season three, at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
This Jan. 14, 2014 photo released by NBC shows writer-comedian Colin Jost performing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," in New York. "Saturday Night Live" says Jost will be the new man at the "Weekend Update" anchor desk. Jost, the NBC comedy show's head writer, succeeds outgoing "Update" anchor Seth Meyers, who soon takes over as host of the network's "Late Night." He will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the "SNL" spoof newscast on March 1. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
IMAGES DISTRIBUTED FOR IFC - Fred Armisen with SNL cast members Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant and Noel Wells attend the Portlandia Season 4 Premiere Party on Thursday, February, 27, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for IFC/AP Images)
SNL cast member Kate McKinnon attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2013, file photo released by NBC, actress Kerry Washington, right, stands with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for "Saturday Night Live," in New York. After receiving criticism recently for its lack of a black female cast member, the show on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, opened with a skit where guest host Washington portrayed Michelle Obama, then Oprah Winfrey. She was asked to change into a Beyonce outfit - before executive producer Lorne Michaels stepped in. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson, File)
SNL cast member Kyle Mooney attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SNL cast member Beck Bennett attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
SNL cast member Jay Pharoah attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad and actor Josh Hutcherson attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Cecily Strong (L) and Kenan Thompson as the Rev. Al Sharpton perform during a keynote address by Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad attends the 2013 NBC Fall Launch Party at The Standard Hotel on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
This Jan.18, 2014 image released by NBC shows new cast member Sasheer Zamata, left, Kenan Thompson, center and Drake during "Saturday Night Live," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Andy Samberg' Episode 1662 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jay Pharoah, Maya Rudolph, Sasheer Zamata and Kenan Thompson during the 'Jay-Z and Solange message' skit on May 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Actress/comedian Sasheer Zamata performs onstage at Up Next Featuring Fred Armisen during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Esther's Follies on March 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Anna Kendrick' Episode 1658 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cecily Strong, Taran Killam, Mike O'Brien -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actor Mike O'Brien attends the 2013 Adweek Hot List gala at Capitale on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Taran Killam attends the Los Angeles premiere of 'La Bare' at ArcLight Hollywood on June 18, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images,)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Andy Samberg' Episode 1662 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig during the 'Kissing Familiy' skit on May 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Charlize Theron' Episode 1661 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taran Killam and Charlize Theron during the 'Bikini Beach Party' skit on May 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
This May 10, 2014 photo released by NBC shows cast member Cecily Strong, left, with TV personality Barbara Walters during an appearance on the Weekend Update segment of "Saturday Night Live," in New York. On Friday, May 16, 2014, capping a spectacular half-century run she began as the so-called "Today" Girl, Walters will exit ABC's "The View." Behind the scenes she will remain as an executive producer of the New York-based talk show she created 17 years ago, and make ABC News appearances as events warrant and stories catch her interest. Walters has often been parodied on the weekly sketch comedy series. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (front row l-r) Nora Dunn, Danitra Vance, Robert Downey Jr., Terry Sweeney, Jon Lovitz (back row l-r) Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Joan Cusack -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (front row l-r) Nora Dunn, Danitra Vance, Anthony Michael Hall, Terry Sweeney, Jon Lovitz (back row l-r) Randy Quaid, Robert Downey Jr., Joan Cusack -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jane Curtain, John Belushi, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Belushi -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtain, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 39 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Jay Pharaoh, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, Nasim Pedrad, Kate McKinnon, Seth Meyers, Taran Killam, Noel Wells, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer, Mike O'Brien, Brooks Wheelan, Sasheer Zamata, Bobby Moynihan -- (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (back, l-r) Darrell Hammond, Will Ferrell, Norm MacDonald, Colin Quinn, (middle, l-r) Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, Molly Shannon, Tim Meadows, (front, l-r) Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri, Jim Breuer (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Aired 10/20/1984 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andrae Crouch, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Wintley Phipps -- Photo by: R.M. Lewis Jr./NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Saturday Night Live cast members Rachel Dratch, Will Forte, Amy Poehler, Chris Parnell and Tina Fey attend the Gala Benefit For Museum Of Natural History on November 16, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Saturday Night Live cast members Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Will Forte attend the American Museum Of Natural History's Annual Museum Gala, November 16, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L to R) Actor Steve Martin, producer Lorne Michaels and actor Ben Affleck pose backstage with the cast of Saturday Night Live at the 5th Annual Directors Guild Of America Honors at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel September 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: Ben Affleck gets together with Saturday Night Live cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch (l. to r.) at the Fifth Annual Directors Guild of America Honors at the Waldorf-Astoria. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Saturday Night Live cast members, from left, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch pose for photographers during the Directors Guild of America Honors ceremonies, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Cast of 'Saturday Night Live' during DGA Announces Presenters and Guests for 5th Annual DGA Honors - Arrivals at Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRYARY 3: 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler attend the amfAR Benefit Honors Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, February 3, 2003. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Air Date 05/18/2002 -- Pictured: The Saturday Night Live Cast during Will Ferrell's final send-off on May 18, 2002 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 3: (ITALY OUT) (L to R) 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan, and Chris Parnell attend a benefit for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) produced in association with Concerned Parents for AIDS Research (CPFA) February 3, 2003 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Child actress Drew Barrymore, center, is shown with the Saturday Night Live cast members, from left actors Tim Kazurinsky, Gary Kroeger, Brad Hall and Joe Piscopo on Thursday, November 18, 1982 in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew )
"Saturday Night Live" guest host actor Burt Reynolds, center, clowns with SNL cast members Gilda Radner, left, and Laraine Newman during a break in rehearsals for the show in New York City, Friday afternoon, April 11, 1980. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
Lily Tomlin rehearses with the cast of “Saturday Night Live” at NBC Studios in New York on Feb. 25, 1977 in preparation of her upcoming appearance. (AP Photo)
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"I loved Mrs. Loopner so much just because of the company I was in," Curtin said, recalling the "Nerd" sketches with Bill Murray and Gilda Radner..

"My favorite character is Justin Bieber, because I don't often get to stand like this with my hands so near my crotch and have it be okay," McKinnon said.

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Glamour magazine relives four decades of SNL in its next issue, on stands Feb. 10.

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