Kristen Wiig's Best 'Saturday Night Live' Characters and Sketches [Video]
We're not "sorry" to see Kristen Wiig back on the "Saturday Night Live" stage!
The "Bridesmaids" star is returning this week to her old stomping grounds after she left the cast last season to pursue her hot movie career. And fans are abuzz with speculation about which of her many memorable recurring characters will pop up during the evening.
One that would make an equal number of people squeal and groan is the frizzy-haired Gilly, the trouble-making schoolgirl who shrugged her mischief away with a sly little "Sorry!" and strange smile. The idea for Gilly sprang from that creepy, goofy pulled-back smile.
Though Wiig retired her (and Penelope) while she was still on "SNL," she just may revive what Entertainment Weekly called "one of the more unpopular characters on the show in a while." Even Wiig's own mother hated Gilly!
"The first time that I did [Gilly], my mom, the next day, was like, 'Oh, I did not like that. That new character you did, I did not like her!'" Wiig told Movieline.
We kind of hope to see Gilly again, at least in a small dose and maybe with a friend, as in this sketch with Drew Barrymore:
Let's look back at some of Wiig's other memorable characters and sketches:
The Target Lady
Wiig often based her characters on the smallest gesture, or in this case of a Los Angeles-based Target clerk, "Just the accent, nothing she actually said." The Target Lady was a creation from Wiig's days in the Groundlings troupe and one of the characters she played in her audition for "SNL."
Another love-her-or-hate-her character, this exaggerating one-upper was also retired by Wiig's own choice. But Wiig never thinks of her own characters as annoying.