Comedienne Kristen Wiig returned to her old SNL stomping grounds this past weekend to tackle hosting duties. As always, the Saturday Night Live crew created too many hilarious sketches for all of them to make it to broadcast, and one was cut for time. Luckily, the sketch has hit the web, and we get to see Kristen Wiig join Vanessa Bayer and Kate McKinnon as the divine Goddesses of Creation as they design some of Earth's critters. Take a look!
For a video about three goddesses and a disembodied voice deciding which of their inventions should be mass-produced as inhabitants of Earth, it's surprisingly relatable. Sure, the sketch seems to take place in a temple floating in outer space, but how many of us can honestly say that we haven't either known or been a Hindra at some point in our lives? I'm just relieved that the clip is one they chose to release online, so loyal SNL fans could see how music was created.
It's hard to say which part of the sketch is actually the funniest. Vanessa Bayer's goddess trying in vain to create new kinds of bear after the success of her brown bear was definitely worth some laughs, and Kate McKinnon's goddess' growing frustration as her ideas like "hoose" and "megadog" were shot down was pretty fantastic. Still, I think I have to go with Hindra's pitch for the creation of the clam as the most hilarious. "A little nugget of slime that lives inside a hard coin purse" is such a perfect description of the clam that I'm a little bummed the sketch didn't air in the actual episode. "Goddesses of Creation" has already been viewed more than half a million times on YouTube alone, but that's nothing compared to the millions who tune in to watch on NBC each week that could really stick it to clams.
Kristen Wiig was on fire in other sketches during her latest hosting gig, so it's understandable that "Goddesses of Creation" was booted from live broadcast. She even brought back Aunt Sue the Surprise Lady in all her sweatered glory in honor of Thanksgiving. Hindra the Creation Goddess was hilarious, but the sketch starring Aunt Sue was a throwback to one of Wiig's most famous characters perfect for the holiday season.
Hopefully we can count on Kristen Wiig returning for more hosting duties in the future. She was a star of the SNL ensemble for all of her seven seasons as a cast member, and she's only hosted twice since leaving as a regular. If Alec Baldwin can host more than a dozen times, Kristen Wiig can surely be a semi-frequent flier in years to come.