Kristen Wiig Kills It In ‘SNL’ Sketch That Turns Popular Workout Into A Horror Movie

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Kristen Wiig Kills It In ‘SNL’ Sketch: An enjoyable comedy that mocked horror movie trailers with an unexpected twist—Pilates—was one of the highlights of Kristen Wiig’s triumphant return to Studio 8H on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend.

Chloe Fineman and Molly Kearney of “SNL” are greeted by Wiig’s excessively enthusiastic Pilates instructor persona as they enter a creepy chamber replete with odd apparatuses in the parody. The title of the sketch is “Pilates,” and it transports spectators to a universe where Pilates is the protagonist of a terrifying horror film.

Coming from the creative minds of “Saw X” and the Alo marketing team, “Pilates” promises “a chilling new look at girl horror,” according to the teaser. Throughout the performance, Sarah Sherman, who plays a frightened woman, describes her frightening experience in a Pilates class, highlighting how difficult and boring the practice was.

An spooky rendition of “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion establishes the mood while Wiig’s teacher character gives instructions that sound impossible throughout the segment. Model Kaia Gerber is just one of the many eccentrics that show up to Pilates instructor Gretchen Wiig’s class, as the spoof mockingly depicts.

The sketch takes an interesting turn by exploring Pilates’s history, ultimately leading viewers to its namesake, the workout developed by Joseph Pilates, a circus performer who was detained on the Isle of Man during World War I. The nimble felines of the island served as inspiration for Pilates’s distinctive exercise program; he is said to have constructed the first Pilates Reformer out of hospital beds found in the internment camp.

In addition to being hilarious, Wiig’s “Pilates” comedy from “SNL” reveals the surprising backstory of this fitness craze, demonstrating that truth can often be stranger than fiction.

Sophia Johnson

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