After seven years, Kristen Wiig bid a bittersweet farewell to the SNL stage this past Saturday night. Dressed in a nude peplum dress (so classy and sleek, and so very Kristen), Wiig made us reach for the tissues as she danced with and embraced her cast members and Lorne Michaels while The Rolling Stones' "She's A Rainbow" and "Ruby Tuesday" played in the background, for her tearful final scene.
While we don't suspect we'll never see her "live from New York" ever again (fingers crossed), part of the sadness in seeing Kristen go is realizing how much we'll miss the unsurpassed talent that she brought to the table, episode after episode, year after year. From the most imaginative characters to her spot-on impressions, we're honoring one of our favorite comedians and all-around awesome ladies (Kristen, let's be friends!) with five side-splitting Kristen Wiig SNL moments that will never get old.
Dooneese On The Lawrence Welk Show — Oh, Dooneese. You have more lovable charm in your tiny hands than some people have in their entire bodies. While the character's sense of amusement was pretty sick and twisted, Wiig made Dooneese a crowd favorite, even among her singing, winking sisters.