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So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Triple-S » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:18 am

literally blows my mind the amount of unfunny sketches that star her there are.

Every skit seems to be her playing the same tired drawn out characters, just simply making funny facial expressions.

and I'm tired of the whole standby "Well say whatever you want, but she's really hot". Thats like telling me "Well say whatever you want, but man, Derek Anderson can sure cook a steak!". Looks do not apply when it comes to being funny. Look at Rodney Dangerfield for christs sake, dudes ugly as hell but he

So I ask you guys, having not really seen fully the old school days of SNL, is Wiig one of the most unfunny members in the history?
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:20 am

I know I'm in the minority, but I think the current cast is great. I think Hader is going to end up being one of my favorite all time cast members. That guy absolutely slays me. I think this cast will, in retrospect, be looked upon very favorably.

Every week there are as many, probably more, crappy sketches than good sketches. So everyone thinks the show has gone downhill. But it has ALWAYS been like that. It's just that, when people look back, they only remember the funny ones.

And, to answer your question, I think Wiig is really funny. One of the better female members they've had.

I guess I can understand you not liking her as much, but she is NOT the worst. She is nowhere near the list of "worst" cast members.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby bookelly » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:36 am

Smoke a giant fatty, then tell me Wi (smoke) ig isn't funny.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:51 am

You couldn't pay me to watch that crap.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:05 am

Orenthal wrote:You couldn't pay me to watch that crap.


Everybody has a price.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:20 pm

^I haven't enjoyed the show for quite awhile, but as ya said, my price may be too high to be a valued critic...
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Triple-S » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:33 pm

I really wish my criticism was better than "she's just not funny" in regards to her brand of sketches/comedy. So I'm going to try really hard on this.

I will use a non-snl like example in this, in "Dumb and Dumber", where the two are with a guy about to whack them is in the "shaggin' wagon", and Carey turns over to him and goes "Do you want to know what the most annoying sound in the world is?", and then proceeds to make said annoying sound. It's funny because, it's a one off thing, and just illustrates how immature and stupid Carey's character is.

Wiig's characters are based on them being simply annoying and obnoxious. I believe the latter can work quite well on occasion when it comes to comedy, see Farley as the motivational speaker. But I've never known of a particular annoying character to go over well in regards to being a successful and memorable skit.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Love child of shawn kemp » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:07 pm

Come on man. Target Lady is the best character ever invented and Kristen Wiig is totally hot.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:13 pm

Hot usually equals not funny.

Trips are you trying to say her act is tired? You used too many werds.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Triple-S » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:11 pm

Orenthal wrote:Hot usually equals not funny.

Trips are you trying to say her act is tired? You used too many werds.


Yeah.

I just didn't want to make it sound overly-simplified, but that is in fact the truth.

And very much true on the front with hot =/= not funny, same goes with Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman who generally try really hard to get shock value laughs and just come off as trying way to hard to be funny,

Don't get me wrong, shock value when used in the right context can be hilarious, Sam Kinision had it down to an art, just is pathetic sounding if you don't know how to do it.

back to the subject at hand though, having to watch the same basis for a character in every sketch is very will Ferrell-esque. Except...Will Ferrell actually at the very least can be amusing and funny.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:48 pm

Orenthal wrote:Hot usually equals not funny.


That's because comedy arises from pain, rejection and loneliness. None of which hot women feel on a regular basis.

There's a reason so many comics are black guys, Jewish guys, fat guys, guys from broken homes, etc.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Cease » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:57 pm

Love Wiig. Not hot, but she's funny. There is a reason the writers produce so much material for her, she's good.

Also, "What Up With That?" has grown on me a lot.

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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:45 pm

Cease wrote:Love Wiig. Not hot, but she's funny. There is a reason the writers produce so much material for her, she's good.

Also, "What Up With That?" has grown on me a lot.

Ohhhhhhh, Wee! What up wit dat?


Yeah, I'm not sure where all of the "Kristen Wig is hot" is conming from. Don't get me wrong. She looks just fine. She has nothing to be ashamed of.* But I've never looked at her and thought she was super hot or anything.

I like "What up wit dat?" too. All of the background noise is good. I like that they always have real celebrities willing to come in just to sit around for the sketch. (Ernest Borgnine is a home run). Jason Sudeikis (sp?) doing the running man in warm ups and an afro never gets old. Lindsey Buckingham... :lmfao:

A lot to like about it.


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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:39 pm

Slight tangent...


John Belushi's Samurai -- What is the general consensus on that character?
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby jb » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:41 pm

Bill the Butcher wrote:Slight tangent...


John Belushi's Samurai -- What is the general consensus on that character?



Brilliant but the skits went on too long very often. I see it, I get it, I laughed. Move on. Not unusual for SNL though, esp in the Mike Myers era.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:56 pm

I didn't even know SNL was still on the air.
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Re: So is Kristen Wiig the worst cast member in SNL history?

Unread postby BruceK » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:22 pm

Bill the Butcher wrote:Slight tangent...


John Belushi's Samurai -- What is the general consensus on that character?


Some of them may have gone on a little long - but "Samuri Night Fever" was legendary.
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