SNL's Kristin Wiig Episode: 5 Best Scenes

Target Lady, Garth and Kat, the mutant Finger Lakes sister, cameos by Maya Rudolph and Jonah Hill, and Music by Vampire Weekend.
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SNL great Kristin Wiig was clearly happy to be back—reprising a series of favorite roles, and occasionally cracking up mid-sketch with former castmates Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. During the monologue, she ventured backstage and discovered Jonah Hill and a very pregnant Maya Rudolph making out in the janitor's closet. The cold open was an odd mashup of the Benghazi hearings and the Jodi Arias trial. Musical Guest Vampire Weekend performed "Diane Young" and "Unbelievers."

Some highlights...

Mother's Day commercial: 1-800-FLOWERS, with Kate McKinnon as Kristin Wiig's mom. ("Gosh, I wish I was a lesbian so I wouldn't have to carry a purse...")

Acupuncturists Kristin Wiig and Aidy Bryant run into trouble with first-time client Jason Sudeikis. (Not for the squeamish...)

Target Lady (Kristin Wiig) is back and more exuberantly weird than ever. ("I like to cut out the models' eyes [from Sassy magazine] and put them on my eyelids so when I sleep my birds don't feel so alone, and ghosts think I'm awake...")

The Disney Channel debuts its new show, Aw, Nuts! Mom's a Korean Water Ghost...

Dooneese (Kristin Wiig), the mutant singing sister from the Finger Lakes, returns to the Lawrence Welk Show.

Also: Perpetually underprepared musical duo Garth and Kat (Fred Armisen and Kristin Wiig) drop by Weekend Update to debut their new Mother's Day songs; and Classy, Sexy, Elegnace—reality TV housewives make a CD...

NEXT, on May 18: Ben Affleck with musical guest Kanye West.

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On Election Day in 1996, TheAtlantic.com launched a weekly editorial cartoon feature drawn by Sage Stossel and named (aptly enough) "Sage, Ink." Since then, Stossel's whimsical work has been featured by the New York Times Week in Review, CNN Headline News, Cartoon Arts International/The New York Times Syndicate, The Boston Globe, Nieman Reports, Editorial Humor, The Provincetown Banner (for which she received a 2009 New England Press Association Award), and elsewhere. Her work has also been included in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, (2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 editions) and Attack of the Political Cartoonists. Her children's book, On the Loose in Boston, was published in June 2009.

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After college she took what was intended to be a temporary summer position securing electronic rights to articles from The Atlantic's archive for use online. Intrigued by The Atlantic's rich history and the creative possibilities in helping to launch a digital edition of the magazine on the Web, she soon joined The Atlantic full time. As the site's former executive editor, she was involved in everything from contributing reviews, author interviews, and illustrations, to hosting message boards and producing a digital edition of The Atlantic for the Web.

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