Jenny Slate may be leaving SNL cast

Jenny Slate Biker Chick Chat sketch
Jenny Slate may join the ranks of Saturday Night Live's one-season members — a group that includes Janeane Garofalo and Ben Stiller. Will Forte left the show, and four new cast members are joining for the show's thirty-sixth season, which means one more current cast-member won't survive the giant overhaul, and word has it that member is Slate. Abby Elliott, daughter of Chris Elliott (and the one dating Fred Armisen) will stay.

We can only imagine the stream of profanities she must have issued upon hearing the news, given that her most famous SNL moment was a curse: she accidentally said "fucking" on live TV on her debut on the show during the Biker Chick Chat sketch. That expletive, and resulting hoopla, brought her a bunch of internet support, including a "Don't Fire Jenny Slate" campaign, complete with it's own website. Whether this news will garner the same response, only time will tell.    

If there is any good news to be gained from Slate losing her job, (especially in this economy) with her off the show, there might be time for a new installment of the adorable stop-motion short "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On." 

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Commentarium (8 Comments)

Sep 07 10 - 2:05pm
Dr. Rotcod

Meh. She's pretty much interchangeable with the other featured female cast members.

Sep 07 10 - 2:33pm

Her talents were wasted on SNL.

Sep 07 10 - 3:16pm

Good. She's terrible. Maybe they can rehire Michaela Watson while they're at it!

Sep 07 10 - 3:31pm

People still watch SNL?

Sep 07 10 - 3:33pm

They're not going to rehire Michaela Watson. That would cause them to exceed their female quota.

Sep 08 10 - 8:22pm

I stopped watching after Mike Myers left, really it's been terrible since the late 90s. They are way past leaving on a high note.

Sep 10 10 - 8:54pm

Fred Armisen (43yo) divorced Elisabeth Moss (28yo) to date Abby Elliott (23yo). He will soon break up with her to date another wildly too attractive and too young starlet... I know, I know, in other news, the sky is blue.

Aug 29 11 - 7:14pm

Heckvua good job. I sure appreciate it.