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10 Reasons Kristen Wiig Is Everything

It should be pretty obvious by now that Kristen Wiig is a hero. But in case you haven't been paying attention, here are 10 reasons why she'll always be better than you — and be sure to watch her in Eric Jonrosh’s The Spoils of Babylon, Thursdays at 10/9c on IFC.

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1. She's not afraid of jailtime:

Whereas you can't even watch Orange Is the New Black because "it's too scary!"

2. She's Steve Carell's favorite person:

He doesn't even know about poor ol' you!

3. Ryan Gosling wants to work with her:

Ryan wants you to stop saving potato chips when you think they look like his face.

4. She has a back-up plan in case the whole acting thing doesn't work out:


I bet your plan involves selling a kidney or the first five feet of your intestines.

5. She's a real thespian, with real props:

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Your props are cold medicine and empty beer bottles that are missing their labels.

6. She makes her parents proud:

Your parents are still waiting for you to learn where the stamp goes on an envelope.

7. She gets to motorboat Helen Mirren:

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Such gentle.

8. She can answer her doctor's "when was your last...?" questions with authority:

You just stutter and hope your toenails know the answer to "when was your last tetanus shot?"

9. Lorne Michaels feels better when she's near him:

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Meanwhile, you make no one feel better about absolutely anything.

10. She gets excited to leave her apartment:

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You're probably reading this in bed.

She would toast to you...


...but you haven't cleared your calendar for Eric Jonrosh’s The Spoils of Babylon on Thursday, January 9 at 10/9c on IFC.