Kristen Wiig on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

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If last week was about introspection, this week on Saturday Night Live was about moving forward. The world has changed in the wake of Donald Trump's election, and SNL will probably spend most of the season figuring out its place in that landscape. It certainly can't have Kate McKinnon singing Leonard Cohen songs for each cold open. So where does it go from here? With Kristen Wiig, SNL bridged the gap between current commentary and classic characters. Wiig created one of the most formidable series of original characters in the show's history, and many made return appearances tonight. These made for crowd-pleasing moments, but didn't provide the true highlights of the evening. The true winners focused more on the present of the show than its past. Here are the three sketches that will have people talking until the show returns in December. The Bubble This week's cold open was surprisingly tame, even with the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. But this pre-taped sketch mined much deeper territory, and was all the more effective for it. Whereas the cold open tried to shove about six ideas into a four-minute segment, "The Bubble" zoned in on one specific aspect and was more successful for its specificity. That specific aspect actually cut a little too close to home for many in the audience, judging by the reaction heard while this aired. Calling out liberals at this point in time probably isn't the safest move for the show, but that makes it all the more interesting. When paired with last week's Election Night sketch, you can see a pattern emerging...

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