Bill Hader is up for an Emmy for his seventh season on "Saturday Night Live" this year, thanks in part to one of his most popular characters, Weekend Update's resident City correspondent Stefon. But like Hader told Entertainment Weekly in an interview this week, that doesn't mean we'll necessarily be seeing an increase in Stefon's stage time.
When asked if there were any characters he was going to pull back on this season, Hader said, "Maybe Stefon," before explaining that he likes keeping Stefon's appearances to a minimum so that each one is more special.
"You kinda want to have that, 'Ohmygod, we’re getting to see it!' — especially for the live audience," Hader said. "Kristen [Wiig] was good at spacing out things. When she would do something, you felt excited that you got to be there when that happened."
While this might not be good news for Stefon junkies, perhaps Hader will need some extra time this season anyway: as far as the current cast members go, he's by far the closest doppelganger for Paul Ryan.
Read the rest of the interview on EW.com to learn more about Hader's thoughts on the upcoming season, including a sketch about NBC's gaffe-ridden Olympics coverage that he unfortunately didn't get to do.
In this dress rehearsal sketch on Kristen Wiig's finale episode, Bill Hader can NOT keep it together.
This sketch lives on as one of the most famous instances of the entire cast losing it.
Just wait until Horatio Sanz comes in...
The secret behind Stefon's hilarious breaks? That would be writer John Mulaney, who <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/bill-hader-bill-simmons-podcast-snl_n_1393587.html" target="_hplink">purposefully changes the cue cards</a> before showtime so that Hader can hardly believe what he's reading. In this edition, there's also the big Seth Meyers and Stefon kiss to crack up about.
The Barry Gibb Talk Show
In this first edition of the great recurring Justin Timberlake/Jimmy Fallon sketch, you can see Timberlake lower his head in an attempt to mask his laughter. This just proves: when Fallon is in a sketch, he's either cracking up or making someone crack up.
At around 5:04, after Drew Barrymore joins the "hottub," Will Ferrell, Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon can hardly get through the script.
Van Down By The River
Young Christina Applegate and David Spade understandably crack up after just a few minutes with Chris Farley's iconic Matt Foley character.
Hilarity ensues when Jason Sudeikis slightly misses the desk at the end.
At around the 4:15 mark, notorious breaker Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz completely lose it.
At around the :43 second mark, Candace Bergen forgets Gilda Radner's character's name and pretty much never recovers.
This sketch became such an instant Will Ferrell classic that it's easy to forget how Jimmy Fallon giggled through almost the entire thing.
Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph save this drowning sketch with their inability to hold it together.
Once again, Jimmy Fallon supplies the giggles through the entire sketch, but it's still terrific.
Janet Jackson has a little trouble with the wordplay.
Gus Chiggins (Dress Rehearsal)
It's really a travesty that this sketch never made it to air!
Debbie Downer (Again)
Watch until end to hear Ben Affleck attempt to deliver lines in a high-pitched whimper.
Garth and Kat
Due to the improvised nature of the bit, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen almost never get through "Garth and Kat" without a few breaks.
Dad & Son Go Hunting
After a missed sound effect around the 1:18 mark, you can tell that Dana Carvey and Will Ferrell have to try hard not to lose it.
Bonus: Phil Hartman Bloopers
We couldn't find each of these online, so here's a compilation of some of Hartman's funniest bloopers.
Bonus: Chris Farley Bloopers
Farley had too many unexpectedly funny moments on "SNL." This video captures some of his best bloopers and breaks.