Being spoofed on Saturday Night Live is an honor like none other. It means you’ve made it, if your definition of “made it” is that you’ve done something completely insane, bizarre or crazy that it is worthy of SNL’s brand of satire. One of the newest member’s of this elite although not enviable club? New Jersey “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil.
On this weekend’s SNL Kristen Wiig – all bronzed and tanned up – sat at the news desk with Seth Meyers for the Weekend Update taking the role of the tanning bed addicted mom who has been accused of taking her six-year-old daughter to get tanned. And then, hilarity ensued….
Although Wiig was mocking Krentcil, she may not have taken it far enough. One notable thing, she wasn’t “tan’ enough. Wiig could have used a couple more layers of bronzer. But she did explain that it was just her “base” tan. Wiig’s Krentcil took on her critics who are “jealous,” “fat” and “ugly” saying that she understands, “I can’t blame them for being jealous. I am alluring in a way they will never be.” So alluring that men would love to “snap into this Slim Jim.” On the topic of what she looked like (Seth Meyer’s compared her to a baseball mitt) she said that she looked more like “Wile E. Coyote right after something blew up in your face… or a wise cigar store Indian.”
Check out Wigg’s version of the “Tanning Mom” right here: