1) "Joann's Announcement"
It's pretty clear what happened here: Charles Barkley, the 6-foot-6 former professional basketball player was hosting, and SNL writers had to find a way to put him in a dress. That's pretty much the only marginally entertaining thing about this sketch, and it's not even really funny enough to justify the whole scene. Meanwhile, in order to keep Barkley on screen in drag for as long as possible, SNL writers made his character a woman who comes out to her friends while they pelt her with comments like, "I'm shocked!" and "You're such a girly-girl." OMG, a dude in a dress.
2) "The Suze Orman Show"
Lesbian comedian Jane Lynch appeared in this sketch alongside Kristen Wiig's Suze Orman, but their reminiscing over wild college days and joking about Orman's sexual orientation gets old pretty quickly.
3) The 1992 Lesbian Christmas Skit
This might be one of SNL's most uncomfortable lesbian skits, as its humor relies solely on the parade of every butch lesbian stereotype ever. Low voices, power tools and absent punchlines. Groan.
4) Ellen Page's "Primo Lesbian" Skit
"I just felt like an oil lamp that hadn't been lit. And now I'm burning with sister fire," Ellen Page says to her boyfriend (played by Andy Samberg) after a revelatory Melissa Etheridge concert. (Apologies for video quality—we couldn't find a more primo version.)
Once again, SNL rolls out the ambiguous lesbian trope, only this time the lesbian-in-question is fully supported by a grandmother character played by Betty White in the corner. It's 1904, and the Amy Poehler character's sisters are trying to get her to go to a dance with the captain of the football team while all Poehler wants to do is stay home and catch frogs. "That girl is a lesbian," White announces above her needlework. "You know, if I could go back in time, I would lez it up 24 hours. And believe me, one thing I would not miss: balls."