This is a very valid point that needs to be posted. Even if you go back to Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer, they used to team up a lot for sketches and I’m not quite sure why the mentality seems to be “Headline a sketch or nothing”. For Abby Elliott in particular who I think could thrive in a group sketch and is getting nothing on the air, this does seem to be the resolution.
I understand, but since she debuted Bedelia last season, her characters have kind of just seemed like second-rate versions of that character and she isn’t demonstrating the versatility of Wiig. Granted, Wiig doesn’t demonstrate that versatility much anymore but back when she was playing second fiddle to Amy Poehler, Wiig was doing tons of different impressions and characters that showcased her versatility and it’s what’s allowed her to become the top dog at SNL.
People complain about the sameness of Kristen Wiig’s characters but in all her time at SNL, Nasim Pedrad has only played awkward children and can’t even do impressions. (Remember her Maria Menuonos and Kim Kardashian?) And yet people haven’t called her out on it?
uprightcitizens replied to your photo:Autograph of the day - Jesse Tyler Ferguson So, I… I met him when I was 14 and it was the greatest day of my life. He was sweet, but Dan Fogler was a douche. The irony.
It’s always upsetting to me that press releases can include the title “Tony Award winner” before Dan Fogler’s name.