The Best Of Cheri Oteri At SNL To Feature Britney Spears

September 1 2004, 10:43 pm

"Saturday Night Live" presents "The Best of Cheri Oteri." A cast member who emerged early as a star in her time on the show from 1995-2000, Oteri led the first wave of hilarious women on the show into the 21st Century. Included in the 90 minute special are such indelible Oteri characters as Arianna the Spartan Spirit Cheerleader and Cass Van Ry the clueless co-host of "Morning Latte," both opposite Will Ferrell. Other popular characters included are the cantankerous Rita, the oversexed Mrs. Zimmerman (opposite Chris Kattan), Nadine (who demands that you "Simma Down Now") and the prescription-addled Collette Reardon. In addition, Oteri created impeccable impressions ranging from Barbara Walters in the hilarious parodies of "The View" as well as Judge Judy and Debbie Reynolds in the uproarious "Leg Up" sketch with Molly Shannon as Ann Miller. Superstar hosts featured with Oteri on this "Best Of" include Cameron Diaz, Britney Spears, Tobey Maguire, Christopher Walken and Chevy Chase.

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