In news that shouldn’t really be happening, it looks like NBC is taking one of it’s less popular Saturday Night Live skits and producing a 30-minute Christmas special around the character. “Gilly” is a Kristin Wiig character that started a few months back about a troublemaker in gradeschool who constantly causes damage to her fellow classmates. The skit is meant to be a spoof of old-time comic strips such as “Little Lulu”.
According to the Associated Press, the show will be a standard clip show with many old SNL holiday skits, all hosted by Gilly.
“SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas” will air Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. The two-hour special, the first for “SNL” since 2002, will be led by Wiig’s Gilly, an ever-smiling Annie-lookalike who delights in violent mischief. The special will feature new sketches with Gilly and highlights of classic holiday “SNL” sketches…
In a phone interview Monday, [Wiig] said part of the fun of Gilly hosting is in her slim vocabulary, which consists mainly of the simple catch-phrase “Sorry.” “That can be a tough one to work around,” Wiig said. “There’s going to be no long monologue. Maybe her five-word vocabulary will stretch to 10 or 11.”
With Gilly getting a Christmas special and McGruber getting a movie, who else could we see breaking out of the 90-minute SNL timeslot? Could Astronaut Jones come back for a series? Check out one of Gilly’s less painful skits below.