WORST:5. Aunt Linda (3.68%)
Debuted 11/11/06; 6 total appearances
A few other characters got slightly more votes than Linda, but their strong showing in the ”Best Characters” poll saved them from the worst list. That means your default No. 5 is America’s Midwestern aunt, who hates Hollywood almost as much as she hates running out of hairspray. You gave her Weekend Update movie critiques three eye rolls and a big ”Oh, brother!”
WORST 4. Shanna (5.24%)
Debuted 12/6/08; 4 total appearances
Gross Shanna talks like Marilyn Monroe but acts like an 11-year-old boy, burping, farting, and spitting with abandon. Wiig successfully married crassness with humor in Bridesmaids, but you agreed that her efforts didn’t pan out with this SNL character.
WORST 3. Mindy Elise Grayson (8.97%)
Debuted 11/21/09; 8 total appearances
The secret word is: ”Overused.” This ’60s stage siren might not have ranked so poorly if she hadn?t popped up so many times — or if each of her sketches hadn’t been so similar. (Segues into goofy dancing.)
WORST 2. Kat of Garth and Kat (10.61%)
Debuted 2/19/09; 8 total appearances
As one half of this never-prepared musical duo, Wiig showed her chops by keeping up with Fred Armisen’s wacky improvised songs. Too bad these two cared more about cracking each other up than making the audience laugh.
WORST 1. Gilly (52.79%)
Debuted 1/17/09; 5 total appearances, plus 1 Christmas special
The people have spoken — and by an overwhelming margin, you’ve named this giddy troublemaker Wiig’s all-time worst character. And yet she’s the only one who got her very own Christmas special. What the heck was Lorne Michaels thinking?
BEST 5. Judy Grimes (9.78%)
Debuted 4/12/09; 6 total appearances
You guys hate fast-talking travel agent Judy Grimes. Just kidding, you love her. Just kidding, you like her a lot but aren’t ready to move in together or anything. Just kidding, you’ve already picked out china patterns. Just kidding…
BEST 4. One of the Two A-Holes (14.62%)
Debuted 12/17/05; 8 total appearances
Alongside fellow a-hole Jason Sudeikis, Wiig noisily snapped her gum, stared blankly, and irritated everyone she met, from a Christmas tree salesman to the mad men at an ad agency in the 1960s. But, you know, in a funny way.
BEST 3. Penelope (14.89%)
Debuted 3/24/07; 7 total appearances
Wiig’s consummate one-upper appeared so often that she eventually retired the character — but you would have been happy to keep watching Penelope brag about her cousins who live in space and her best friends, Liza Minnelli and a tomato.
BEST 2. Target Lady (20.06%)
Debuted 12/3/05; 9 total appearances
Enthusiastic, friendly, and chatty to a fault, this goofy cashier may be Wiig’s most likable character. She’s also the creation that established Wiig as one of SNL‘s foremost scene stealers. It’s no wonder that you love her as much as Target Lady loves cherclate and scented candulls.
BEST 1. Dooneese (22.9%)
Debuted 10/4/2008; 7 total appearances
Here’s proof that love is blind: Despite (or perhaps because of) her snaggletooth, her JumboTron forehead, and her tiny plastic baby hands, you simply adore the black sheep of the singing Meryl family. Is that bad?