'MacGruber,' a film based on Will Forte's recurring 'Saturday Night Live' character, is opening this weekend, and so far the reviews are positive. No one could have predicted a parody on a TV show that has been canceled since 1992 would become so popular, let alone become a movie. Especially since the main character is constantly blowing himself up within 30 seconds.

This inspired us to review our favorite sketches and recurring characters from the last 35 years and choose the ideas that must have been pitched at some point to producer Lorne Michaels. If they weren't, they should have been, and Michaels should have listened -- because they would have been better than 'It's Pat' or 'The Ladies Man.'