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Kristen Wiig Returns to SNL to Parody 'The Sound of Music Live': VIDEO

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Kristin Wiig brought her small-handed, buck-toothed character Dooneese back to SNL last night to take on The Sound of Music Live, which brought a whopping 18.5 million viewers to the network on Thursday night.

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  1. Like Carrie Underwood's version, this had so much promise, but failed to deliver.

    Posted by: abden | Dec 8, 2013 9:29:39 AM


  2. Not funny.

    Posted by: matt | Dec 8, 2013 11:46:09 AM


  3. Birth defects! Ha Ha Ha! Disabilities! Oh My Gawd! You're killing me! Too funny, too funny!

    Posted by: parkrunner | Dec 8, 2013 1:43:41 PM


  4. Agreed that they had a teed up, brilliant concept here that was completely wasted. TSoM:Live! was ripe for a send-up like no other and it was wasted by going to the well with one of Wiig's strange recurring characters...meaning no actual creative send up is done, no genius parody has to be written...just put Wiig out there and everyone is supposed to laugh. It reminds me of when SNL had Jane Lynch, a legitimate comic star, on and we were waiting to see how hard they would parody GLEE, a show that was totally asking for a send-up. They start the skit, Jane Lynch comes out as her iconic character...and introduces onw of Kristen Wiig's recurring characters who then does her schtick for 4 minutes..and scene. No Lynch, no satire...just Wiig doing a character we'd seen a million times before with only the loosest of tie ins to the show beimg parodied. It's lame and its lazy. If you're collecting a paycheck to do pop culture satire, then actually do it.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | Dec 8, 2013 3:55:00 PM


  5. Hmmm so good satire leads to stupid comedy about physical disability.

    Posted by: jarago | Dec 8, 2013 5:10:41 PM


  6. As stated ad nauseum, the singer that should have done "Sound of Music" on ABC was Kristin Chenowith. Voice of an angel and can act too!

    Posted by: Sam | Dec 8, 2013 6:12:41 PM


  7. Please send her back to wherever she ended up. Didn't she ruin enough SNL skits as a regular?

    Posted by: Chuck | Dec 8, 2013 7:11:37 PM


  8. @Sam: "The Sound of Music" was done on NBC not ABC.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Dec 8, 2013 11:09:54 PM


  9. I also don't get how Wiig and SNL has "gotten away" with this recurring character. I'm not uptight and obsessed with being PC, but making fun of those with birth defects/being developmentally delayed is a bit weird. Also, as mentioned above, the sketch didnt' actually make fun or do a very good parody of TSOM. Whatevs, at least Tarran Killam is cute to look at as always...

    Posted by: leprechaunvict | Dec 9, 2013 1:03:14 AM


  10. Wiig = God.

    That is all.

    Posted by: goran | Dec 9, 2013 1:22:11 AM


  11. Kristen Chenoweth is 44. Just too old to play a novice at a convent. Carrie Underwood is 30 and looks younger.

    Wiig is great, but that character is rather iffy and did divert away from the many avenues of satire possible about this production of SofM, including (but maybe just too obviously) Underwood's cringworthy acting.

    Posted by: emjayay | Dec 9, 2013 2:06:27 AM


  12. why arenĀ“t people talking about THE production rather than the people? the production WAS the disaster
    people had very little chance to overcome that

    Posted by: Lee | Dec 9, 2013 4:29:14 AM


  13. I just don't understand the appeal of this character in the slightest. They had a wealth of material to spoof in the NBC production, yet the choice to use Wiig's character I found unfunny. Think she's tremendously talented, just not this character.

    Posted by: Larry | Dec 9, 2013 8:38:59 AM


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