Wiig is Back!

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Kristen Wiig returned to her old stomping grounds to host Saturday Night Live!

Have I mentioned that I love this season so far? I was so happy when I read that Wiig was hosting. I started watching SNL in 2009 and at that time, she was a major player on the show. I always love when she comes back. Here are just a few of the many highlights from this past episode.

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Cold Open

I know that Baldwin will not be able to play Donald Trump for a full four years. BUT I AM GOING TO TREASURE EVERY MOMENT THAT HE CAN. I was so happy to see Baldwin. It was like a breath of fresh air. In this cold open, the cast speculates that Conway regrets her involvement in the Trump campaign as well as Trump realizing that he is not prepared to be President of the United States.

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The Bubble

I had a lot of thoughts about Trump tweeting criticisms of Saturday Night Live. But I can’t believe that he actually watched the episode, saw this sketch and claims that this particular episode is “one-sided”. In this digital short, left-wing progressives create a new post-election society called “The Bubble”. The short teases liberal sub-culture and points out the hypocrisy that often comes along with “open-mindedness”.

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Anderson Cooper 360

This is one of the rare times I wish I was still in college. I was a Communication Studies major and I would have loved to talk to my professors and students about this sketch. In a brilliant sketch, SNL captures the repetition and constant movement of televised news media. In a word, it was brilliant.

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The Secret Word

Wiig brought back a few of her reoccuring characters, but this one is my favorite. The Secret Word is just silly humor that pokes fun at game shows and the 60’s. It’s a winner all around.

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What a great episode! I know I’ve written that sentence many times, but this has been such a great season. There are some other great sketches like QVC Auditions, Whiskers R We, Target Commercial and more. Go check it out at nbc.com or on the SNL App!

Alicia

Contributing Writer

Alicia is a young professional woman who works in the art, specifically live theatre. She graduated from Eastern University with a BA in Communication Studies in 2013. In addition to being a writer for Herdaily.com, she is a friend, aunt, sister, daughter, Christian, actor, coffee addict, stage manager, director, teacher, and avid reader.