Kristen Wiig Hosts ‘SNL’ With Help From a Few Famous Friends

Despite her claim that her fifth time hosting “Saturday Night Live” would not be celebrated with a parade of celebrity guests and other “S.N.L.” alums wishing her well, Kristen Wiig turned her opening monologue into just that as she marked this milestone with help from Paul Rudd, Matt Damon, Ryan Gosling and other famous pals.

Wiig, an “S.N.L.” cast member from 2005 to 2012 who was joined on this weekend’s broadcast by the musical guest Raye, began by saying hello to members of the house band. Before she could get much further, she was interrupted by Rudd, who sat in the audience wearing the jacket he received as a member of the show’s hallowed Five-Timers Club.

Rudd told Wiig he had “heard a rumor that you might be doing one of those five-timers sketches featuring awesome celebrity cameos.”

“So is there, like, a script or something I could look at for that?” he asked.

Wiig replied, “I’m sorry, I don’t think we’re doing one of those.”

But she was halted again by Paula Pell, the “Girls5eva” star and former “S.N.L.” writer. She told Wiig that the jackets were not all that special anymore, adding, “They basically hand those out to everybody like free maxi pads.”

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