While "Law & Order," is long gone (except for blessedly never-ending reruns), its spin-off, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" shows no signs of stopping. The show, which debuted in 1999, launches its 16th season on September 24.

Over the past 15 years, the show has welcomed some very special guest stars who've appeared as victims, rapists, hookers, and murderers. Classic comic stars like Carol Burnett or Jerry Lewis got to give a rare dramatic performance and sitcom stars and teen heartthrobs took the opportunity to shake up their image ("Full House" alumni, you've been up to some very naughty things!) The show also provided early roles for future stars Elle Fanning, Hayden Panettiere and a few "Modern Family" cast members.

Here are some of the most memorable, most devious, and most unforgettable guest star appearances since the show debuted.

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