Kristen Wiig makes her much-anticipated first return to Saturday Night Live tonight after leaving at the end of last season. After a week of weird last time with Zach Galifianakis, Wiig’s fans are likely hoping the show goes two-for-two on the zany front, allowing Wiig to bring back some of her favorites such as Penelope or Target Lady. (Sorry, but in my opinion the Gilly drink with Justin Timberlake was more than enough of that character this season.)
Much like Timberlake earlier this year, it’ll be interesting to see if the show plays like a DVD repeat of The Best of Kristen Wiig or if, together with the writers, Wiig creates some new crazy ladies to add to her diverse repertoire. Both the Jodi Arias trial and Charles Ramsey seem ready for the Saturday Night Live treatment. I can see her taking her standard silliness and battling against Nancy Grace (Kate McKinnon) for parking lot coverage of the trial or something like that.
Wiig will be joined by musical guest Vampire Weekend, who will be making their third trip to the late-night show promoting their upcoming album Modern Vampires of the City. Besides the band, will any famous faces appear alongside Wiig? In her send off, Mick Jagger dropped by to wish her well. She’s been a busy film lady since her last time in Studio 8H — perhaps new co-stars Darren Criss or Matt Dillon will drop by? Or maybe fellow one-year-out grad Andy Samberg will premiere a new Lonely Island video? They’ve got a new album out June 11, and this week kicked off their first video. Talk about the show in the comments below, and check back tomorrow morning for a full recap.