[Originally posted in June of 2012]
Last week, Saturday Night Live said goodbye to Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis. Wiig being the star of so many recurring skits, her departure will surely be felt. Andy Samberg was part of the creative team behind the SNL Digital Shorts, so his loss will certainly be notable as well, but losing Jason Sudeikis will absolutely be as big a blow to the cast as Wiig or Samberg.
Quick aside: did you know Jason Sudeikis’ uncle is George Wendt? Norm! These are the tidbits you uncover when researching for a post. And yes, he’s still dating Olivia Wilde.
Here are five reasons you will miss Jason Sudeikis more than you think:
The “scared straight” skits are a great showcase for Kenan Thompson, but Sudeikis as the cop (Officer Sikorsky) trying to facilitate the fragile proceedings was the highlight of these bits. He always seemed to go out of his way in these skits to make the three “youths” crack up.
Pete Twinkle and Greg Stink were one of the best SNL duos since Wayne and Garth. When Will Forte left, there was still a chance to run this skit anytime Forte showed up as a cameo or host; but with both of them gone, the stars would have to align just right to ever see this skit again.
The red track suit dancing guy (Vance) in What’s Up With That? – just watch him dance.
Sit down Judith! (it starts around 2:08 and I’m pretty sure he ad libs the last one)
Tommy the refreshingly honest Strip Club MC at Bongo’s: #meatwater
One of the Two A-Holes
The Devil on Weekend Update
One half of Jon Bovi (the Bon Jovi opposite band)