This past weekend, Saturday Night Live poked fun at its diversity problem. This list should help demonstrate exactly how bad that problem is.
Tim Meadows portrayed Oprah Winfrey during the “Oprah” skit on May 9, 1998.
2. Wilma McNabb
Kenan Thompson played retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb’s mother Wilma McNabb during the “Why Brady?” skit in February 2005.
3. Whoopi Goldberg
Kenan Thompson was Whoopi Goldberg during Weekend Update on March 13, 2010.
4. Dr. Vivian Stam
Tim Meadows played astrologer Dr. Vivian Stam during the “Dog Show” skit on March 20, 1999.
5. Tina Turner
Garrett Morris performed on SNL as Tina Turner in the 1970s.
6. Diana Ross
Garrett Morris portrayed Diana Ross during the “Weekend Update” skit on Nov. 4, 1978.
7. Claudine Parker
Tracy Morgan dressed up as Claudine Parker during the “Trial” skit on Dec. 11, 1999.
8. Raven Symoné
Kenan Thompson impersonated former Disney Channel star Raven Symoné in March 2011.
9. Virginiaca Hastings
Kenan Thompson portrayed the fictional Virginiaca Hastings during “St. Ambrose School” skit on Oct. 7, 2006.
10. Chaka Khan
Kenan Thompson played Chaka Khan during “The LaToya Jackson Show” skit on Dec. 6, 2008.
11. Mrs. Stapleton
Tracy Morgan portrayed Mrs. Stapleton during the “Publisher’s Clearing House Giveaway” skit on Jan. 10, 1998.
12. Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shephard
In a skit parodying The View from March 2009, Kenan Thompson was Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan was Sherri Shepherd.
13. Eleanor Johnsonduring
Tracy Morgan as Eleanor Johnsonduring on April, 20, 2002.
14. Star Jones
Both Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson took turns performing as Star Jones over their years on the cast.
15. LaWanda Page
Tracy Morgan portrayed American actress and comedienne LaWanda Page during “Super Buzzers” skit on March 2, 2002.
16. Florida Evans of Good Times
Kenan Thompson portrayed the character of Florida Evans during the Good Times skit on April 10, 2004.
17. Barbara Birmingham
Kenan Thompson plays the recurring character of chain-smoking nanny Barbara Birmingham during Weekend Update.
18. Lil’ Kim
Kenan Thompson was Lil’ Kim during “The Search for the Next Doll” skit on March 17, 2007.
19. Cynthia McKinney
Kenan Thompson portrayed American politician Cynthia McKinney during an Anderson Cooper 360 skit on April 8, 2006.
20. Quvenzhané Wallis
Comedian Kevin Hart played 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis when he hosted SNL in March 2013.
21. Robbin Grider and Lorena Porter Shelby
Finesse Mitchell and Kenan Thompson portrayed, respectively, Robbin Grider and Lorena Porter Shelby of all-female pop-R&B band Klymaxx, during “The Best of Klymaxx” skit from Oct. 18, 2003.
22. Maya Angelou
Tracy Morgan portrayed author Maya Angelou during Weekend Update on Jan. 12, 2002.
23. Deronica and Yonette
Tracy Morgan was Deronica and Jerry Minor was Yonette during the “Fly Girls Reunion” skit on February 10, 2001.
24. Bobbi Kristina Brown
Kenan Thompson portrayed Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in a skit on Dec.13, 2003.
25. Fatasia Divine
Tracy Morgan as Fatasia Divine during the ‘Big Love’ skit on March 14, 2009.
26. Tracy Chapman
Tim Meadows played singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman during “The Sinead O’Connor Awards” skit on Feb. 23, 1991.
Kenan Thompson was the fictional patient Doreen during the “Face Transplant” skit on Dec. 10, 2005.
28. Aretha Franklin
Both Tracy Morgan and Kenan Thompson have played songstress Aretha Franklin on SNL. Morgan played her during the “J.Lo vs. Mango” skit on Feb. 10, 2001, while Thompson played her during an Access Hollywood skit on Oct. 22, 2005.
Finesse Mitchell played the character of Starkeisha during the “Political Starkeisha” skit on Oct., 9, 2004.
30. Venus and Serena Williams
Tracy Morgan and Dean Edwards were Venus Williams and Serena Williams during the “Tennis Talk” skit on Nov. 16, 2002.
31. Missy Elliott
Tracy Morgan portrayed Missy Elliott during “Dropping the LBs with Missy E” skit on Nov. 9, 2002.
Not technically a cast member, but RuPaul played Danielle on the “What’s That?” game show skit on Sept. 25, 1993.