The 10 most underrated 'Saturday Night Live' cast members of all time
You won't find Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray or Adam Sandler on this list
7. Al Franken
Seasons: 1977-80, 1985-6, 1988-95
Best known for: Stuart Smalley, Himself
Overshadowed by: Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Kevin Nealon
Why: Known primarily as a writer and as Stuart "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, And Doggone It, People Like Me" Smalley, Franken doesn't get enough credit for not only satirizing politics but also the way in which politics were covered. Long before "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report", Franken used the "Weekend Update" segment to create a self-aggrandizing persona. Starting with the creation of "The Al Franken Decade" at the close of the 1970's, to attaching a satellite to his head in order to break ground in the realm of breaking news. Franken understood that it wasn't enough to simply satirize real-life celebrities and politicians on "SNL", but satirize the very prisms through which we viewed them in the first place. His skills as an onscreen performer may have been limited. But his influence on comedy itself thanks to this time on the show has been anything but.