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Saturday Night's Children: Laurie Metcalf (1981)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Best known as the sulky sister Jackie on Roseanne, Laurie Metcalf has enjoyed a steady career straddling theater, film, and television roles playing vibrantly offbeat and heartful characters and winning various awards and nominations along the way (including three Emmys for Roseanne), but she also holds the distinction of being one of the shortest-lived cast members in SNL history. Her one appearance — which [...]