Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth. And then watching that just wither away as you become more of a realist is a harrowing experience for any human being. I just think you gotta have a good fucking attitude.
So, anyways, Gina! We never talk anymore!
Noel Wells was brought in and her strong point was her impressions, though she only did a few of them. Probably the one she’ll be known best for is of her as Lena Dunham, more like Lena’s character Hannah in this parody of the HBO show “Girls”. It was from the season premiere episode hosted by Tina Fey. Noel may have only been on the show for a short time, but she at least got to do this very funny parody and work with Tina Fey. Later on in the season, Noel would go on to do a parody of Lena Dunham on the same episode that was hosted by the real Lena Dunham.
Up next is John Milhiser. He was sort of a “blink and you’ll miss it” cast member as he wasn’t used much during this season, though he had his moments such as this sketch right here. This sketch is from the Lady Gaga episode and it features him and Gaga as parents at an elementary school talent show
Next we have Nasim Pedrad. So far, she’s the only veteran to be released, most likely due to her commitments on the upcoming Fox sitcom “Mulaney”. This was probably my favorite character she did this season, “Shallon”. This is the one from the Seth Rogen episode. A fun fact, Nasim was the last female cast member who joined in the 2000s to leave the show.
With the SNL cuts, I thought I’d look back at my favorite moments from the ones who were cut. First up is Brooks Wheelan. Here he is on Weekend Update of the Bruce Willis episode talking about all of his bad tattoos. His update commentaries (he did another one later on in the year) sort of reminded me of another short-lived cast member, Finesse Mitchell. Both didn’t make an impact in sketches (both were stand-up comedians with little to no sketch background) but were able to do things that I’m guessing were more like their stand up routines.
Is there anything better than pussy?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on set of The Nest (x)
Bill Hader on the cover of Updated Edition Of “Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live”
The Skeleton Twins (2014)