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Expectations will surely be high this Saturday night. Kristen Wiig departed Saturday Night Live last year, ending a long and successful run on the sketch comedy series to pursue her acting career outside the NBC series. While she has a slew of projects in the works, including an appearance in the upcoming revival of Arrested Development on Netflix, she's set to return to SNL this Saturday night to host an episode. As she mentions a few times in the promos above, Vampire Weekend will be the musical guest this week.
Will Gilly return? Will we see the return of The Lawrence Welk Show? Or The Californians? The sight of Wiig with Fred Armisen, and some of the more dramatic moments featured in the video above makes me think we might expect a Californians sketch. Personally, I'd prefer a revival of "The Two A-Holes. The sketches that featured Wiig and Jason Sudeikis playing two bored preppy people was always one of my favorites back during Wiig's tenure on the show. We haven't seen the Two A-holes in years though and for whatever the reason, The Californians keeps coming back, so it's probably more likely that the soapy parody will return, assuming we get at least a couple recurring sketches this week.
Wiig's episode of SNL airs this Saturday (May 11). Lined up for the week after, Ben Affleck will host the final episode of the series' 38th season, with Kanye West set to be the musical guest.