"Eleven months and 30 days" after her emotional departure from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig returned last night as host, rocking an opening monologue to the tune of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" in which she tasered Kenan Thompson and stumbled across Jonah Hill and Maya Rudolph making out in a closet. The show featured some familiar sketches: Wiig resurrected Target Lady, grilling customers on the purpose of maxi pads, Garth and Kat made another ill-rehearsed appearance on "Weekend Update," and her character from "The Californians" came back from the dead. But among Wiig's better moments was a 1-800 Flowers ad for Mother's Day featuring Kate McKinnon as her crazy mother, notes Aaron Couch at the Hollywood Reporter. Over at the Huffington Post, Mike Ryan grades the show, saying,
it was a little weird seeing her "back in school" so soon—pulling the same old tricks."