Kristen Wiig says good-bye (sort of)


In a classy move, "Saturday Night Live" acknowledged (sort of) that Kristen Wiig is leaving.

Lorne Michaels, the show's producer, has said nothing would be decided until after the season. Still, the May 19 season-finale had a closing scene in which Wiig played someone who was graduating from school after seven years; she danced briefly with all the show's guys and more, including Steve Martin.

It was a nice touch, making me almost feel bad that I really wanted her to go. Wiig is extremely talented, but too often the show has had lame sketches that did little more than have her play someone weird. Wiiging out is fine, but it shouldn't be a substitute for actual wit.