In an unusual move for Saturday Night Live, they’re officially retiring two recurring characters. While it’s nothing weird for recurring characters to get phased out, making a public announcement about it – as Kristen Wiig did in a recent interview promoting her new movie Bridesmaids – is pretty rare. That said, I’m glad Kristen announced it, because I will not be that sorry to see her characters Penelope and Gilly go. Penelope’s joke was funny for awhile but got super repetitive, and Gilly has been unpopular almost from the beginning.
- Tue, May 3 2011