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Must Flee TV: ‘SNL’ Says Goodbye to Kristen Wiig – We Know What We Got When It’s Gone

For the last week we’ve been taking a look at NBC’s Thursday night comedies, but with Kristen Wiig’s sendoff on ‘SNL’ this past weekend we decided to add her departure to the conversation. 

It’s not worth going into detail about how the season finale of SNL – and the season as a whole – was middling.  The Mick Jagger-hosted episode was a hit-or-miss mixed bag which typifies nearly every episode and every season.  As we’ve learned from several seasons of recaps and now over a decade-and-a-half of religious viewing, that’s the show.  It will never be too far up or too far down, so just try to enjoy it.  What is worth discussing, as all of the internet has been doing for the past two days, is the exit of Kristen Wiig after seven stellar seasons, leaving behind a body of work that positions her as arguably the strongest female cast member of all-time.

More: Kristen’s gone and we feel fine…

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What If I’m Trapped In an Elevator With My Evil Twin and He Intends to Kill Me and I Need to Text Everyone In My Phonebook For Help?

Well, T9 has made that a little bit more difficult, because according to the language there’s no such word as doppelganger.*  And now it’s too late, bizarro me has already taken me out.

Here’s a relevant and excellent SNL Digital Short (and as it just missed out on my upcoming best SNL sketches of the decade list, I’m happy to get the opportunity to use it here):

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*Interestingly this sketch was hard to find for a similar reason.  It’s not that Hulu does not recognize the word doppelganger, is that’s they spelled it doppleganger.  But I guess we’re all wrong and it should be: doppelgänger.  Oh, languages can be so much fun!

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