Jane Lynch on 'Saturday Night Live': High Hopes for Gleeks and Non-Gleeks Alike
Jane Lynch on 'Saturday Night Live': High Hopes for Gleeks and Non-Gleeks Alike
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
I can't remember the last time I was this excited to stay in on a Saturday night, and I'm not just saying that as a certifiable Gleek. I'm also saying it as a certifiable Christopher Guest, Party Down and all-around Jane Lynch fan. The woman is a comedy (and human) gem. Which, and this probably goes without saying, is just the jolt SNL needs.

In fact, there are no Glee jokes to be seen in these Saturday Night Live promos for Jane Lynch's hosting gig on Saturday, October 9. Instead of Sue, we see Lynch's sweeter (and a little psychedelic) side opposite Fred Armisten. In case you were lulled into forgetfulness, Lynch (who got her start with the renowned Second City improv group) has comedy chops that far surpass her role on Glee, and there's no way SNL won't take advantage of that range.

Does that mean the SNL writers will do their own song and dance to avoid evoking Glee and Lynch's iconic villain Sue Sylvester during the show? (For those doubting her cultural impact, remember she's now immortal.) Somehow, I doubt it. As Jimmy Fallon showed us, Glee jokes are fun to write and even more fun to execute. Whether it's a "Sue C's It" segment during "Weekend Update," an Andy Samberg-penned Glee-inspired Digital Short or something else entirely, I think we're all expecting just a liiiittle tracksuit action this Saturday.

Will we get a double dose of Sue this week? We'll find out on Saturday. Until then, watch the promos below and get psyched!




What SNL skits are you hoping to see Lynch and/or Sue in?
 


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