The Greatest ‘SNL’ Couples of All Time

This evening, pop culture’s funniest will gather to celebrate 40 years of Saturday Night Live during the show’s 40th Anniversary Special. Over 100 special guests will toast to fond memories and favorite sketches. Since this Valentine’s Day weekend is all about love, we’re hosting our own tribute to SNL by looking back at some of the show’s most beloved couples. We’re not talking about those moments in the series where two men kiss as the punchline of a joke. These amorous duos showed us what love is while making strangers uncomfortable, rubbing their coneheads together, and singing off-key.

Professors Roger (Will Ferrell) and Virginia (Rachel Dratch) Klarvin are the two lovers (or love-ahs, as they would say) who intrude upon the personal space of random strangers in the night. They enjoy asking uncomfortable questions about people’s sex lives and can often be found sleazing it up in hot tubs. Their own torrid tales usually end in a frenzied make-out sesh — which Roger spoils by complaining about his back injury. Perhaps the funniest part of this recurring sketch is watching Ferrel and Dratch break character in fits of laughter.