The W
Views: 152981654
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
3.8.13 2135
The 7 - Movies & TV - SNL 37x21: Mick Jagger/Arcade Fire & Foo Fighters (Goodbye, Kristen Wiig)
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 Next(510 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (25 total)
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 147

Posts: 5221/6155
EXP: 39286548
For next: 151647

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 866 days
Last activity: 113 days
#1 Posted on 20.5.12 1534.49
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1539.46
The Mick Jagger episode of SNL wasn't anything particularly remarkable. I think it's the first time that the musical performances were more noteworthy than the sketches, just for the sheer novelty of watching Mick Jagger perform old Stones hits with Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters.

But the night ended with a wonderful send-off to Kristen Wiig. And it may be the most touching goodbye to a cast member since Will Ferrell left the show nearly a decade ago.



(edited by It's False on 20.5.12 1335)
Promote this thread!
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 141

Posts: 4382/5537
EXP: 33997857
For next: 122241

Since: 12.12.01

Since last post: 432 days
Last activity: 84 days
#2 Posted on 20.5.12 1552.08
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1552.40
It's been a trying week with the losses of the Community and NXT showrunners, but Lazy Sunday 2 had an oddly profound emotional effect on me. Digital100's lack of Parnell acknowledgment now comes into perfect clarity.

I heard the plausible notion that Sudeikis didn't have any kind of sendoff because he'd be doing Romney through the election. My ideal Wiig+Sudeikis sendoff would've been 2 A-Holes. And it would not have been Lawrence Welk and Secret Word.
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 141

Posts: 4383/5537
EXP: 33997857
For next: 122241

Since: 12.12.01

Since last post: 432 days
Last activity: 84 days
#3 Posted on 20.5.12 1558.35
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1558.35
They did KOCC3 and didn't air it!?!?

BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple
Level: 143

Posts: 4243/5681
EXP: 35278715
For next: 553180

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 110 days
Last activity: 109 days
#4 Posted on 20.5.12 1706.27
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1706.46
(deleted by BigDaddyLoco on 20.5.12 1920)
BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple
Level: 143

Posts: 4244/5681
EXP: 35278715
For next: 553180

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 110 days
Last activity: 109 days
#5 Posted on 20.5.12 1707.51
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1709.27
The musical bits were interesting to me because, while they were Stones songs the two sets had the unique sounds of the bands playing along with Mick.

Plus Nikolia from The Strokes was even out there for the first set.

... And I had no idea that was Steve Martin in The Californians bit until after the show. Just didn't recognize him.

(edited by BigDaddyLoco on 20.5.12 1920)
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 156

Posts: 5767/7104
EXP: 48326447
For next: 163281

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 101 days
Last activity: 101 days
#6 Posted on 20.5.12 1729.40
Reposted on: 20.5.19 1730.06
Speaking of Steve martin, its time he hosted again. Perhaps the first show of next season?
Wpob
Bierwurst
Level: 89

Posts: 1441/1930
EXP: 6817647
For next: 98281

Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

Since last post: 121 days
Last activity: 15 days
#7 Posted on 20.5.12 2147.30
Reposted on: 20.5.19 2147.36
    Originally posted by It's False
    But the night ended with a wonderful send-off to Kristen Wiig. And it may be the most touching goodbye to a cast member since Will Ferrell left the show nearly a decade ago.


I thought Phil Hartman's was really touching too.

(edited by KJames199 on 20.5.12 2057)
Big Bad
Scrapple
Level: 157

Posts: 6221/7062
EXP: 48890579
For next: 688763

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 594 days
Last activity: 163 days
#8 Posted on 21.5.12 0344.29
Reposted on: 21.5.19 0347.03
The problem, though, is that nobody (outside of Lorne and the SNL crew, apparently) puts Wiig anywhere near the same level as Ferrell or Hartman, so the big sendoff for her seemed overblown. The last two digital shorts were clearly Samburg's swan song, though it was also weird that he was leaving and yet was Just A Guy while they're bringing the house down for Wiig.
Amos Cochran
Lap cheong
Level: 76

Posts: 1029/1568
EXP: 3923786
For next: 82293

Since: 28.8.09

Since last post: 2043 days
Last activity: 2043 days
#9 Posted on 21.5.12 0740.45
Reposted on: 21.5.19 0744.34
BRIDESMAIDS did a LOT for Wiig. In Hollywood she is essentially the female Ferrell now.
John Orquiola
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 3157/4479
EXP: 24593907
For next: 455814

Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

Since last post: 2228 days
Last activity: 2228 days
#10 Posted on 21.5.12 0758.16
Reposted on: 21.5.19 0759.01
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    The problem, though, is that nobody (outside of Lorne and the SNL crew, apparently) puts Wiig anywhere near the same level as Ferrell or Hartman, so the big sendoff for her seemed overblown.


Wiig is one of the most talented women ever on SNL. That's always been apparent. Me personally, I recognize how talented Wiig is yet I hate every one of her characters, especially Gilly and the woman with the forehead and hooks for hands. But she is a breakout star because of Bridesmaids and she was the featured SNL player of the past several years. I found her sendoff touching too.
Big Bad
Scrapple
Level: 157

Posts: 6222/7062
EXP: 48890579
For next: 688763

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 594 days
Last activity: 163 days
#11 Posted on 21.5.12 1136.49
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1139.30
I'm not saying Wiig wasn't excellent on SNL, I just don't think she's one of the all-time greats. I mean, NOBODY has gotten that kind of sendoff, aside from the literal "we all think you're the best" message from the cast on Ferrell's last show.
Mike Zeidler
Pepperoni
Level: 71

Posts: 791/1117
EXP: 3035811
For next: 131318

Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 2183 days
Last activity: 197 days
#12 Posted on 21.5.12 1154.33
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1155.00
Jimmy Fallon got a weird Grease-inspired send-off a couple of years back.

Lorne's getting older, he probably is just getting nostalgic.

Although, who's to say that Ms. Wiig isn't beloved by everyone on the cast and crew? Perhaps her backstage temperament, even in the face of being in the biggest comedy of last year, was angelic and every appreciated it?
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 156

Posts: 5768/7104
EXP: 48326447
For next: 163281

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 101 days
Last activity: 101 days
#13 Posted on 21.5.12 1204.56
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1208.14
Well, ask yourself this question. What female on the show is going to be as productive and talented as Wiig? She's arguable to most talented of the entire cast.

Its going to be hard to replace her.
dMp
Knackwurst
Level: 108

Posts: 2408/2984
EXP: 13428218
For next: 92325

Since: 4.1.02
From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)

Since last post: 55 days
Last activity: 1 day
#14 Posted on 21.5.12 1303.43
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1308.41
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, ask yourself this question. What female on the show is going to be as productive and talented as Wiig? She's arguable to most talented of the entire cast.

    Its going to be hard to replace her.


Yes and no. I do think she's a very talented actress, but like many I started to dislike some of her characters and recurring sketches. I feel the other ladies are possibly just as good but never got the chance as Wiig played so many roles.

Regardles, I thought the send-off was nice and well done. From what I read here it seemed like a huge sketch, it was only 2 minutes or so?

Lazy Sunday 2 was awesome.
I thought it was a good episode overall. Jagger was a better performer than many with more acting chops. Lots of fun.

Oh, and if they do get Steve Martin to host, he'd be tied again to Alec Baldwin iirc. That could be fun :)
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 232

Posts: 14689/17478
EXP: 190712477
For next: 2371562

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 11 hours
ICQ:  
Y!:
#15 Posted on 21.5.12 1418.27
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1418.31
    Originally posted by dMp
    Regardless, I thought the send-off was nice and well done. From what I read here it seemed like a huge sketch, it was only 2 minutes or so?
Traditionally, the last sketch of the year includes the entire cast - they were just multitasking. It was a fine sketch and it made me cry. (Not really.) A few years from now Wiig will be remembered as fondly as Poehler as today - which is appropriate, given how much people complained about Amy being in every sketch when SHE was finishing up.

I won't miss you, Penelope.
I won't miss you, Gilly.
I won't miss you, Target Lady.
Iwon'tmissyouJudyGrimesjustkiddingIwilljustkiddingIwon't
I won't miss you, Kat of Garth & Kat.
I will miss you, Kristen Wiig.

(I will miss Andy a little bit. I will miss Jason Sudeikis a BILLION times more. Damn, we lost Two A-holes on SNL.)
DJ FrostyFreeze
Scrapple
Level: 116

Posts: 3210/3466
EXP: 16812307
For next: 511838

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 493 days
Last activity: 3 days
#16 Posted on 21.5.12 1421.00
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1421.01
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I won't miss you, Penelope.
    I won't miss you, Gilly.
    I won't miss you, Target Lady.
    Iwon'tmissyouJudyGrimesjustkiddingIwilljustkiddingIwon't
    I won't miss you, Kat of Garth & Kat.
    I will miss you, Kristen Wiig.

I will totally miss Judy Grimes. Was Penelope the hair-twirling "topper"? I'll miss her too. The rest, not so much.
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 141

Posts: 4387/5537
EXP: 33997857
For next: 122241

Since: 12.12.01

Since last post: 432 days
Last activity: 84 days
#17 Posted on 21.5.12 1438.19
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1438.19
Penelope, Judy Grimes, Kat, excited sweepstakes news giver - yes

Gilly, Target Lady, Lawrence Welk mutant, gross sexy lady, Secret Wordress - the most resolute no
Moss
Summer sausage
Level: 43

Posts: 320/431
EXP: 537011
For next: 28040

Since: 23.9.10
From: Calgary, AB

Since last post: 2120 days
Last activity: 2104 days
#18 Posted on 21.5.12 1608.25
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1608.31
I like Wiig (Dr. Pat FTW) but Samberg did way more for SNL just with the digital shorts than all of Wiig's characters combined.

Jason was one of those great supporting players, he never was a big "star" per se but he was always solid.
J. Kyle
Banger
Level: 101

Posts: 2319/2552
EXP: 10582651
For next: 135061

Since: 21.2.02
From: The Land of Aloha

Since last post: 228 days
Last activity: 8 days
Y!:
#19 Posted on 21.5.12 1739.52
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1740.04
Sudekis was one of the best straight men the show has had. Samburg was good at those roles too. It'll be fun to see who steps into those positions.

SNL with no Digital Shorts will be sad.

Lazy Sunday 2 was tops.
John Orquiola
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 3164/4479
EXP: 24593907
For next: 455814

Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

Since last post: 2228 days
Last activity: 2228 days
#20 Posted on 21.5.12 1753.26
Reposted on: 21.5.19 1755.56
    Originally posted by Moss
    I like Wiig (Dr. Pat FTW) but Samberg did way more for SNL just with the digital shorts than all of Wiig's characters combined.

    Jason was one of those great supporting players, he never was a big "star" per se but he was always solid.


I back both of these statements. Sudeikis is versatile and he was a hell of a dancer (WHAT'S UP WIT DAT?)

Samberg and Lonely Island injected SNL with a must-see element of relevance and coolness that SNL tends to only have during election season otherwise.
Pages: 1 2 NextThread ahead: TOONAMI lineup: 5/26/12
Next thread: Donald Driver wins "Dancing With The Stars!"
Previous thread: Bob's Burgers 2x9: Beefsquatch (and season review)
(510 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: SNL: Michael Bolton 'Jack Sparrow' - SNL 36x8: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money - SNL 36x5 - Jon Hamm/Rihanna - More...
The 7 - Movies & TV - SNL 37x21: Mick Jagger/Arcade Fire & Foo Fighters (Goodbye, Kristen Wiig)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2020 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.097 seconds.