The Maya-ing

In last week’s SNL pre-taped sketch “The Maya-ing,” host Maya Rudolph pays homage to the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining based on the popular Stephen King novel.

In the Saturday Night Live parody, Kenan Thompson explains that now that Rudolph has returned as a host, she has “the Shine,” a.k.a. the ability to see ghosts like early SNL writer Gloria Zelwig, played by Tina Fey, who was “the first one to have the idea that maybe the women could talk,” and who died of “perm cancer.” Other haunting apparitions include Rachel Dratch in a bathtub; she isn’t a ghost, her water’s just out.


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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