Kristen Wiig Rocks Return to SNL
Alum 'charms' in Target Lady, Californians
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2013 10:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – "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."

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May 13, 2013 12:57 PM CDT
She is a brilliant, badass comedienne.
May 12, 2013 4:44 PM CDT
Love. This. Woman.
May 12, 2013 1:46 PM CDT
We were hoping for a really great SNL episode last night. We're still hoping. The show hasn't been really funny in years.