I’ll just say it: Kristen Wiig is my favorite SNL cast member of all time. So talented and so relatable, she manages to master both the super deadpan and the totally f-ing weird, resulting in some of the most amazing SNL characters ever like Kat (of Garth and Kat), movie critic Aunt Linda, extreme one-upper Penelope, manic surprise lover Sue, troublemaker Gilly and the Target Lady. And let’s not forget her impressions – a few of my personal faves being Kathie Lee, Bjork, Taylor Swift and Michele Bachmann. I can only hope that her SNL retirement means there will be even more of her awesomeness to go around. Lord knows that since I’ve gotten HBO, I’ve watched AMBAP (as much Bridesmaids as possible).
So yes, I watched her last episode and the final scene in which host Mick Jagger + members of Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, the entire current cast, Lorne Michaels, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Chris Kattan + even more take turns dancing with her and serenading her with “Ruby Tuesday” while many tears are shed, made me also shed many tears. What can I say, she’s not only one of my all-time favorite SNL cast members, she’s also one of my all-time favorite people. Kristen Wiig, you are an inspiration! And please make more movies and come back to host SNL ASAP.
Watch her v. emotional sendoff below: