Based on a recent report published by Huffington Post, the stars at “Saturday Night Live” have prepared an emotional sketch for Kristen Wiig’s departure. The actress teamed up with guest host Mick Jagger to simulate a musical high school graduation.
This weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” was more emotional than amusing. The comedians prepared a sendoff sketch for their seven-year colleague Kristen Wiig who is said to leave the show this summer. Although the news hasn’t been confirmed by the actress’ reps, the SNL sketch sent a pretty clear message.
Mick Jagger was the special guest on this Saturday’s edition of SNL. He impersonated a principal at a high school graduation, whereas Wiig played the part of the “one particular student who is leaving this summer” dressed in cap and gown. The “Bridesmaids” star danced with the cast members and the executive producer of the show, Lorne Michaels, while Mick Jagger was playing “She’s a Rainbow”. Rolling Stone’s hit, “Ruby Tuesday”, was the final song of the evening due to one particular line which was emphasized by the cast members: “still I’m gonna miss you”.
Judging by the look on Wiig’s face, we have many more reasons to believe this was not just a sketch. Even though she was dancing and singing with her colleagues, the actress was visibly disturbed by the kind messages transmitted by the songs and she hardly managed to withhold her tears. Other members of the SNL team are rumored to leave the show this summer, including Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg, but NBC did not make any announcements so far.
The popularity of the show will most likely be affected by Kristen Wiig’s departure as she was one of the best impersonators of “Saturday Night Live”. She was able to perfectly imitate real-life characters, such as, Bjork, Kathie Lee Gifford and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. In addition, she created some of the funniest characters in the NBC broadcast including neurotic attention-seeker, Penelope and Kat from the musical duo Garth and Kat.