Every day, the premiere of the new season of Arrested Development draws ever closer, the hype more irrepressible (and in some cases, insufferable) and plans to secure a Saturday to binge-watch the whole season, with friends or alone, are being made. A number of Special Guest Stars for this new season had previously been announced, including Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig. Last night, the folks at Vulture got the scoop on who Wiig will be portraying, and it actually sounds pretty promising.
Wiig will join her Extract co-star Jason Bateman and appear as a young Lucille Bluth, the frequently-drunk, manipulative and self-obsessed matriarch of the Bluth family, played by the delightful Jessica Walter. This seems like a very fitting casting choice, and one Wiig could play off of well. But this opens up far more questions than it answers: How much of the new season will be in flashbacks? Is this going to be a big thing? And does this mean Rogen will play a young George Sr. / Oscar? Would that even work? And, most importantly, can she do the chicken dance?
Well, at least we know per her appearances on Saturday Night Live as Kathie Lee Gifford and part of the cast of "The Californians," she will have no trouble at all assuming the role of a wealthy, boozy and comically self-absorbed character. Although The Californians are hardly the Bluths, let us reflect on one of Wiig’s more memorable later-season SNL performances.