Saturday Night Live/Aunt Linda

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Aunt Linda
Saturday Night Live
Aunt Linda
Actor(s) Kristen Wiig
First Appearance 32x05 - Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera
Last Appearance 32x20 - Zach Braff/Maroon 5
Episode Count 4

Aunt Linda is the aunt of Weekend Update anchor Amy Poehler who appears on the sketch to critique movies, but her likes and dislikes are vastly different from those of professional critics. She is portrayed by Kristen Wiig.


Basic Information

Aunt Linda is a Weekend Update cultural correspondent, introduced by Amy Poehler as her aunt, who reviews movies out in theaters. Like Emily Litella before her, the comedy of Aunt Linda's commentaries come from her cluelessness and obtuseness. However, whereas Litella was humble, even embarrassed when she was proven mistaken, Aunt Linda is surly, irritable and implacable.

Kristen Wiig portrays the character in a granny wig and with a slight Wisconsin accent. She almost invariably pans critically acclaimed movies because she does not understand the point of them. In lieu of a traditional star or thumbs up/down ratings system, she reviews movies with a series of disgusted facial expressions and interjections of contempt, including "Come on," "Oh, brother!" and "Aw, geez!"

Aunt Linda often abhors all but the most unwatchably ludicrous audience-pleasers, such as The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift.


  1. 32x05 - Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera: "Weekend Update." Aunt Linda pans Babel, Happy Feet and Flushed Away but praises Saw III.
  2. 32x07 - Matthew Fox/Tenacious D: "Weekend Update." Aunt Linda pans Borat, Casino Royale and Apocalypto.
  3. 32x14 - Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire: "Weekend Update." Aunt Linda pans the Oscar-nominated movies The Queen, The Pursuit of Happyness and Letters from Iwo Jima. She offers acclaim for Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
  4. 32x20 - Zach Braff/Maroon 5: "Weekend Update." Aunt Linda pans Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Oceans 13 and Rush Hour 3.


Quotes & Catchphrases

  • Oh, brother!
  • Come on!
  • Aw, geez!
  • Whaaaat?!