No matter how hard they try, not all SNL episodes are equal. There are bad Saturday Night Live episodes and then there episodes that are so downright terrible that they set a new low bar for the show. Perhaps the biggest stinker of the season was last night's episode hosted by Kristin Wiig. As funny as Wiig may have been in Bridgesmaids, what a welcome breath of fresh air it's been for the show to not have her in the cast this season. With the exception of ONE sketch, every single bit was a recycled one from Wiig's heyday on SNL. It was brutal.
Tonight's snl is like going to a painful cocktail party filled w drama dorks who have known each other too long and laugh at inside jokes.— Brandon Wenerd (@brandonwenerd) May 12, 2013
Cold Open: Benghazi Hearing
Mother's Day commercial: 1-800-FLOWERS
The only sketch of the night I laughed at. And I notoriously laugh at everything. With Kate McKinnon as Kristin Wiig's mom. ("Gosh, I wish I was a lesbian so I wouldn't have to carry a purse...")
This sketch needs to dig its grave and lie down in it. Please make the Californians stop, Fred Armisen. Superficial people naming Southern California road names is a comedy one-trick pony.
Aw Nuts! Mom’s a Ghost!?
Are you fucking kidding me with this shit? Is Bobby Moynihan smoking PCP?
I'm so glad they've killed this sketch since Wiig has left the show. Making fun of the Lawrence Welk show = jokes my grandparents get.
Garth and Kat on Weekend Update:
Anthony Crispino on Weekend Update:
Kristin Wiig's overly-enthusastic target employee is just a continuation of brideamaids 10 yeats later, right?— Brandon Wenerd (@brandonwenerd) May 12, 2013
The only new idea of the night. Which was basically physical comedy that was more gross than funny.