Thursday, December 31, 2009

Critics loved Kristen Wiig and Fred's Garth and Kat

ZOË RICE: Seth was off his game tonight, with some of the weakest punchlines all season, but thankfully, the guest appearances were some of the best. Oh Garth and Kat. Please keep coming back! I haven’t laughed at anything all season like I did at Armisen and Wiig as the singing duo. Their songs seemed genuinely improvised, which is the key to the humor. When Wiig seemed surprised by “highways,” I just lost it. Man, I watched this 3 times and I want to watch one more before I delete it from DVR. Big kudos to Armisen and Wiig.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Really enjoyed Wiig/Armisen improv. Seeing Wiig break character was shocking- something she never does.

STEVE MURPHY: Loved the Sarah Palin joke, Seth. A real winner. Bobby Moynihan kicked some a$$ as Snookie, a really hilarious, spray-tanned impression. Plus… back-abs. Classic. But Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig cracking themselves up improvising Christmas songs was maybe my favorite part of the show so far. Too, too funny. I could watch them do that all night long. Hell, Fred’s hair was hilarious all on his own. The end though was the best for me, where they kept singing, “and mountains… and mountains…” I think Wiig really did not know what Armisen was going to be saying, and was really following along live. Seems like the kind of thing they did once just hanging out that turned into something hilarious.

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What do you think?


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kristen Wiig - Rehearsing the Meagan Fox flight attendant sketch (photo)

Rehearsing the Flight Attendant sketch. Jenny and Nasim are in the center. Hannibal Buress, one of the new SNL writers, is seated next to Nasim in the foreground.

Kristen is on the far left.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kristen Wiig and Fred at the Museum of Natural History

Via Fred’s blog.

Fred: “Sometimes the cast get to go to these fancy events. This was a fundraiser at The Museum of Natural History. It’s nice seeing everyone all dressed up. Me and Kristen…”


Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kristen Wiig's Kat - finally a new character?

This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" proved exactly what I've been saying for months -- when "SNL" allows Kristen Wiig to introduce a new character it's a million times better than forcing her to rehash Junice, Gilly or Target Lady for the umpteenth time.

And while the final episode of the decade opened up with another performance from the baby handed SIDS sister, we were introduced to the unprepared Garth & Kat during "Weekend Update" and I know this is a duo we'll be seeing again. For better or worse.


Personally, I think this wasn't as much of a Kristen Wiig character as Kristen (and later Seth) attempting to keep up with Fred's improv singing (and pretty bad singing at that). This might have actually been funnier with someone other than Fred leading it, but I'm sure this was Fred's idea in the first place.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kristen Wiig - in Kissing Family (the Vogelchecks)

The family that kisses together...

Kristen is the mom in this family. It's a sequel to this one...


Kristen in Extract

Kristen in Extract:

Suzie: Let me be clear with you now. When we say things like, “I don’t think so,” or “I’m not sure,” or we close the door in your face that means, no! Why can’t you get that?
Nathan: Well it..
Suzie: Shut up! Okay? Let me be even more clear with you Nathan. We. Don’t. Like. You. Is that clear enough for you?! You’re dull. You talk too much. You never listen. You’re always in our yard. I don’t know what the hell you’re bar-b-queing over there, but it stinks. You lay out in your front yard, and listen to your car radio! You are the worst neighbor in the world! We don’t like you! Is that clear enough for you, Nathan?! IS THAT CLEAR?! SHUT UP!

It's on DVD now! Go check it out!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kristen Wiig - is Katharine Hepburn in Vincent Price Christmas

Katharine Hepburn, James Dean and a raccoon are guests in this Christmas special.

Kristen is hilarious as she kills a raccoon. Abby's Marilyn Monroe is also great!


Kristen Wiig in The Manuel Ortiz Talk Show

The music is contagious.

Kristen plays the other woman.

I don't know, it's amusing, and the dancing is funny, but I would have liked more drama between the characters (and a bigger bang) instead of fizzling out down to the water and dancing gags at the end.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Full Episode: SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas

Update: Added the images. Originally posted on 12/19/09.

Saturday Night Live presents a holiday compilation hosted by the troublesome Gilly.

Starts with a Gilly skit, then a choir intro with Gilly, and then on with the skits. Gilly doesn't really introduce the skits since she doesn't really talk.

Features Steve Martin introducing his own "Christmas Wish." And Gilly sprinkles rat poison on him.


Kristen Wiig - and Fred are Kat and Garth (Weekend Update)

This musical holiday duo is totally prepared.

The gag here is that they are making up the song. Pretty amusing.


Kristen Wiig - in Christmas Tree Lot

Each Christmas tree has a story.

Kristen Wiig is the mother of Abby, who picks Beth, the flawed tree.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Kristen Wiig - is Dooneese in Lawrence Welk Show - Winter

Dooneese is back.

This little ditty actually opened the show as the Cold Open (so no political or news cold open).

Kristen's hilarious! Her sisters seem to change each season. =^)


Kristen Wiig - as Skintessa in What Up with That?

The show that isn't afraid to ask questions welcomes Mike Tyson and Jack McBrayer.

First the dress version of What Up With That..

Dress Rehearsal (Web exclusive):

The show version:

In this version of the skit, Kristen Wiig comes on with James Franco as Skintessa and Johnny Wade.

Mike Tyson dances more in the dress rehearsal. Also John Stockton (Andy Samberg) dances more in the foreground in the dress rehearsal.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Extract on DVD and Bluray on Dec 22

After giving television audiences Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill, writer/director Mike Judge hit the big screen with Office Space and Idiocracy, all of which have given Judge a loyal fan base. Earlier this year, Mike Judge returned to the director's chair after writing Extract, starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, J.K. Simmons, and Ben Affleck, about an extract factory owner who suffers a series of disasters that spiral out of control as workplace injuries, adultery, and thieves threaten both his personal and professional life.

Now that Extract is about to make its DVD and Blu-ray debut on December 22, with extended Extract scenes and a deleted scene on the Blu-ray edition, we caught up with writer/director Mike Judge for a virtual Extract chat to learn more about Mike Judge's Secret Recipe, a bonus that can be found on both home video versions of Extract.

Click here for the Mike Judge interview:

Click here for our earlier post of the DVD and BluRay features:


Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kristen Wiig - at an SNL table read

To quote CyborgLoveSong, "This image is like a game of I Spy."


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kristen Wiig - is Taylor Swift's voice in the Taylor Lautner Monologue

Taylor re-imagines the 2009 VMA's.

Kristen does Taylor's voice. This is pretty funny. Taylor misses Kanye's head with the first two kicks. You can see him laugh after the second attempt. Finally he just punches the head off.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kristen Wiig - Surprise (with Taylor Lautner)

A big surprise goes up in smoke.

Kristen's classic surprised character returns.

It's obvious that they're pulling Kristen out. They have gotten a lot of heat by featuring Kristen too much and now that they have a few different solid female players, they're trying to save Kristen for the big gun sketches and feature her as the lead in a sketch or two rather than put her in 7 sketches like they used to. So she only appeared in this one for this episode (and her voice was in the monologue).

Fred Armisen also only appeared in two sketches this week. The big players were Abby Elliott, Kenan, and Jason Sudeikis (each with 5).


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kristen Wiig - MacGruber movie review

We bolded the section that talks about Kristen Wiig.

Thanks to Marie for the acoop...

When given the opportunity to see an early screening of MacGruber, I was wary that it would follow in the path of prior Saturday Night Live films. Most sketch concepts generally flourish when they’re just that - sketches. A full-length comedy falls into the trap of relying on the same old recycled jokes to the point where you not only loathe the film, but you retroactively dislike the sketches they were based on. You might not believe me when I tell you this, but there’s no doubt: MacGruber was amazing.

Like any action movie, MacGruber begins with the diabolical plan of an evil genius to acquire and detonate a nuclear warhead. MacGruber (Will Forte), having sworn off the life of an action hero, is approached by the U.S. government and informed of the plan of his arch enemy Dieter Von Cunth (Note: the “h” is virtually silent). MacGruber, with his badass mullet, is the only one with the know-how and experience (his achievements include “starting tight end for the University of El Paso”) to save the world, and accepts the challenge. It’s time for MacGruber “to go pound some Cunth.”

Forte, who plays MacGruber with a perfect mix of confidence and ignorance, portrays a character with more depth and personality than has ever been established in the short SNL sketches. In addition, the writing for Forte’s character is smart, quick, and witty, albeit sometimes asinine. MacGruber spends the movie driving around in his red Miata, completely embracing all that was 80’s pop culture. He doesn’t use guns, but he always manages to come through. “Classic MacGruber!”

15 seconds, MacGruber!

Unlike other comedies, MacGruber isn’t completely tongue-in-cheek. The characters surrounding MacGruber play their roles more seriously, resulting in outstanding rapport between the hero and his cohorts. Ryan Phillippe is excellent in the role of Special Agent Piper, a young rookie whose tendency to follow the rules clashes with MacGruber’s no-holds-barred attitude. In addition, Val Kilmer, as Dieter Von Cunth, manages to take MacGruber completely seriously and in one scene asks his henchmen why they didn’t capture MacGruber, to which they reply that they “didn’t think he was a threat. They actually thought he was mentally retarded

The second star of the film is the hilarious and talented Kristen Wiig, who, as usual, delivers the performance expected of a comedian on top of her game. Wiig plays MacGruber’s new love interest, the impressionable and naïve Vicki St. Elmo. Wiig, in her most substantial movie role to date, is the needed passivity to Forte’s aggressiveness. The three heroes come together perfectly, each adding a necessary ingredient to the delicious dish that is MacGruber.

5 seconds, MacGruber!

MacGruber is the best SNL film since Wayne’s World back in 1992. It manages to take the concept of the original sketch and infuse it with new life. It generally works at all times, and manages to combine physical comedy, witty banter, and awkward sex. If you enjoy a good comedy, go see this movie when it comes out next year. Trust me, this movie is…


Whip It was also a pretty big role for Kristen. I can't wait to see what MacGruber has in store for Wiig fans! I hope it does well!


Gossip Girl: Statten Island - photos of Kristen WIig

“Mom? I thought you was her mom!”
“What the frig?!”


Friday, December 11, 2009

Kristen Wiig - got cut from the second "What Up With That"

Kristen Wiig in the dress rehearsal of the second "What Up With That?" with host Joseph Gordon-Levitt:

Bill Hader revealed in this interview that they pulled Mindy in during the live show...

Bill Hader:
“With James, he was originally in another sketch that got cut, so we just decided to stick him in ‘What Up With That,’ which started the whole visiting guest star thing,” he said. “Mindy Kaling we just grabbed on the way to the stage. She was just hanging out watching the show, and then she was sitting next to me asking me what to do.”

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So that would be why Kristen didn't make it in the final sketch:


Kristen Wiig & Bobby Moynihan - animated GIF

From last week's Cold Open.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kristen Wiig - will host the `SNL' Christmas special as Gilly

"SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas" will air Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. The two-hour special, the first for "SNL" since 2002, will be led by Wiig's Gilly, an ever-smiling Annie-lookalike who delights in violent mischief.

The special will feature new sketches with Gilly and highlights of classic holiday "SNL" sketches.

Wiig, roundly considered a standout performer on the NBC sketch comedy show, has built Gilly into a popular character. In a phone interview Monday, she said part of the fun of Gilly hosting is in her slim vocabulary, which consists mainly of the simple catch-phrase "Sorry."

"That can be a tough one to work around," Wiig said. "There's going to be no long monologue. Maybe her five-word vocabulary will stretch to 10 or 11."

A Gilly sketch is a very structured thing. It's always set in a classroom where an uncertain teacher (Will Forte) questions his students (Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan) on the source of some trouble making.

Wiig and Paula Pell, a writer on the show, came up with the sketch while writing something else, but the idea continued to stick.

"We just kept doing the smile and we did it for a couple weeks," said Wiig. "We were just like, `Let's write it.' Maybe she's this bad kid. We just started saying `Sorry,' and it came organically from there."

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will also make guest appearances on the special to help introduce clips they've appeared in as hosts, including Baldwin in "NPR's Delicious Dish and the Schweddy Balls" and Martin in "A Holiday Wish."

If pressed for a holiday favorite, Wiig cites John Malkovich's maniacal reading of "`Twas the Night Before Christmas" last year.

"Since `SNL' has been on for so long, it's 35 years of at least two or three shows a year kind of based on Christmas stuff," said Wiig. "There's a lot of good material there."


Yes, Kristen. That's why they do Christmas specials almost every year. =^)

Glad that Alec and Steve will also show up. I'm curious what they will do with Gilly and still keep it fresh.


Kristen Wiig - Taylor Lautner SNL promo

Kristen was a werewolf once too.

What do you think of Kristen's hair?


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kristen Wiig - in gossip girl: staten island

Commercial - gossip girl: staten island

Totally spotted on the Staten Island Ferry.

Blake Lively ... Chandelier Martini
Fred Armisen ... Sal
Bill Hader ... Lenny Leoni
Bobby Moynihan ... Big Nick
Nasim Pedrad ... friend
Jason Sudeikis ... announcer (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Chandelier's mom

Not overly funny. What do you think of Kristen's accent?


Kristen Wiig - goes bowling (Vagisil Bowling Tournament)

Show - Vagisil Superstars of Bowling Tournament 1989

This tournament has a fantastic sponsor.

Blake Lively ... Michelle Rayburn-Gene
Will Forte ... Greg Stink
Jason Sudeikis ... Pete Twinkle
Kristen Wiig ... Donna Saint Louis

Billiards and now bowling? These aren't all that entertaining.

I think Kristen could do a Whip It style of moving in the world of women's bowling. =^)


Monday, December 7, 2009

Kristen Wiig - takes pictures behind Obama (cold opening)

Cold Opening - White House Crashers

Uninvited White House guests get their photos.

Fred Armisen ... Barack Obama
Will Forte ... Secret Service agent
Bill Hader ... Secret Service agent
Bobby Moynihan ... Tareq Salahi
Nasim Pedrad ... Secret Service agent
Jason Sudeikis ... Joseph Biden
Kristen Wiig ... Michaele Salahi

This is Bobby's first time he said, "Live from New York..."

How do you like Kristen's hair?


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kristen Wiig - brings back Beaker! (Blake Lively Monologue)


Blake Lively
Fred Armisen ... Zoot
Bill Hader ... Animal
Bobby Moynihan ... Gonzo
Andy Samberg ... Swedish Chef
Jenny Slate ... Janice
Jason Sudeikis ... Fozzie
Kristen Wiig ... Beaker

The Muppets share a holiday song.

Kristen does such a great job with Beaker! This was Jenny's only skit that night. Hope they aren't phasing her out. =^(


Friday, December 4, 2009

Amy liked Kristen Wiig in the Say Anything sketch

Say Anything - Another delightfully random sketch to close the show. Here JGL plays the John Cusack character from Say Anything and Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig play his ex's neighbours who are curious as to why he's standing on her front lawn playing Peter Gabriel. It was a nice premise and pretty well-executed. Jason did a great job.

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