She's everywhere now. I don't get it. I know some find her funny but I never have. It was clear around 12 years ago that she was never going to be a thing, but they keep trying. Is Lorne Michaels really that powerful?
Why is Maya Rudolph being shoved down our throats?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/28/2021|
I like her name and the fact she does a fun spoof of Beyonce.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/09/2021|
I've adored her ever since her SNL days. She had a great 2020 after being in the business for so long, so this EW spread doesn't surprise me.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/09/2021|
If OP doesn't like her, then no one can like her, because he controls the opinions of everyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/09/2021|
What could be funnier than Maya Rudolph's voice in this sketch?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/09/2021|
More of Maya at her funniest.
"Where's my brekfix?"
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/09/2021|
I have always enjoyed Maya Rudolph's humor. Rudolph, Wiig, and Dratch always cracked me up. And Molly Shannon. We need a Rachel Dratch appreciation thread while we are at it. She can steal a scene just standing there.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/09/2021|
She's gained a lot of weight. Is she competing with Chrissy Metz?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/09/2021|
I'd love a Dratch appreciation thread! That class (Fey, Poehler, Dratch, Rudolph, Shannon, Gasteyer) were all excellent comediennes.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/09/2021|
Why does she always dress like Mrs. Roper?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/09/2021|
The Maya Rudolph hate is a weird troll topic, but it comes up every couple of months or so.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/09/2021|
I like her way more now than I did when she was on SNL. She was on SNL when they had a token black cast member, and most of her parodies of every black woman under the sun were awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/09/2021|
Her Kamala stanning is a little embarrassing. And how come nobody's asked her what Fiona Apple said about PTA being abusive? Not that she has to answer for him but I'm curious. I wonder if that's partially what all this recent PR is for. To drown out the publicity Apple also got last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/09/2021|
[quote] And how come nobody's asked her what Fiona Apple said about PTA being abusive? Not that she has to answer for him but I'm curious.
Fiona Apple is a "him"? I didn't know.
I will respect his pronouns.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/09/2021|
Maya Rudolph is amazing. She was so cool in "Away we Go" with John Krasinski. Amazing script by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vigga
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/09/2021|
She's really funny and seems like a down-to-earth person. Loved her on The Good Place.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/09/2021|
She was funny on The Good Place at first, but they kept her on way too long for what was a one-joke character.
I also don't understand her and Paul Thomas Anderson. Anyone know any gossip/stories on them? She doesn't seem like his type at all. From his work, he seems to like druggy/slutty pin-ups. Fiona Apple had that appeal when she was younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/09/2021|
r9 because of her distinct facial features, being a comedienne and ethnically mixed... late 60s/early 70s style apparel is the standard uniform for light skin biracial women. it also works because it keeps them firmly in casting director's minds when they're thinking of something other than the tragic mulatto.
thoug she's bieng pushed to forefront because she maneuvered her way there from the behind the scenes and made a lot of professional connections. . . she's a workhorse. I don't find her particularly talented or funny but I give props to anyone that can hustle as much as she can.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/09/2021|
One of those dummies who started dropping litters of brats and watched her career go up in smoke. Like Ana Gasteyer, she never really recovered. They're just nostalgia acts now.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/09/2021|
r13 I meant it's not Maya's responsibility to defend PTA/speak for him, but I'm curious how she feels about it. Smartass.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/09/2021|
I wasn't aware that she was, OP. And this is an unpopular opinion here on DL, but I've always liked Maya Rudolph.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/09/2021|
I don’t care for her. Never found her funny. I don’t hate her, tho.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/09/2021|
I guess PT Anderson doesn't have a type. He enjoys a beautiful woman (Fiona) as much as a mushy, droopy faced mama (Maya). Hopefully he doesn't abuse Maya like he did Fiona.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/09/2021|
Did anyone watch her variety show with Martin Short? If so, how was it? I never saw it but I know it didn’t last long.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/09/2021|
She isn't being "shoved down my throat." I find her funny and think she is talented. And her Kamala Harris impression has put her back into the spotlight.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/09/2021|
r22 hasn't seen any recent photos of Fiona.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/09/2021|
[quote] She was funny on The Good Place at first, but they kept her on way too long for what was a one-joke character.
I've loved most of her work, but I think this is a weakness for her overall - she doesn't know when to stop in some of her skits.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/09/2021|
Does she have a single black friend?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/09/2021|
R27 why would that possibly matter?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/09/2021|
No one is shoving her down your throat, Mary. Of you don't like her, don't watch her shows and movies
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/09/2021|
r28 Because she only wants to acknowledge/act black when it's advantageous to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/09/2021|
Maya Rudolph for Interview Magazine, October 2002
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/09/2021|
She makes me laugh sometimes, I don't have any big attraction to her. But the OP is right. She's been around forever. How she continues to keep popping up, AND score the covers of magazines is completely confusing to me. I suppose some of it has to do with the race thing. America is so obsessed with race and the fact she's some mixed race combination of person, no doubt she's targeted by the media's woke requirements. Good for her I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/09/2021|
R30 How should she act?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/09/2021|
Partner(s) Fiona Apple (1997–2002) Maya Rudolph (2001–present)
Uhh...come again? Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/09/2021|
It's for your VAGINA, baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/09/2021|
looks like an overlap before it got serious between them
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/09/2021|
PTA is adorable
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/09/2021|
Anyone can edit Wikipedia articles, so the information may not be 100% accurate.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/09/2021|
I HATE when TPTB in the entertainment industry shove a marginal talent down the throats of the public! We're forced to accept these otherwise one hit wonders as contemporary icons! I can't stand it!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/09/2021|
PTA size verificatia?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/09/2021|
I love PTA and have always been attracted to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/09/2021|
I like her, but the nepotism annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/09/2021|
Her imitations are weak, maybe that’s part of the appeal 🤷
But she’s hilarious on Big Mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/09/2021|
Oh no, Lorne is threatening to bring her back again for years. These last 2 episodes without her have been refreshing.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/09/2021|
I want Fiona Apple to win.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/09/2021|
Win what? She up for a Grammy?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/09/2021|
Fiona Apple sucks. The failed push last year by music critics to make her happen again was almost as annoying as this recent push for Maya.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/09/2021|
She really hit the wall after that 4th kid. I thought she looked great after the 3rd one around when she came back to host around 2012.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/09/2021|
I can't fucking stand her. The only impression of hers I ever liked was Whitney Houston, and it wasn't even that good.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/09/2021|
Never got the love either. Her impressions are horrible.
Debra Wilson was FAR superior. Her Whitney alone is iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/09/2021|
Yes! Debra was amazing...actually, for its first few years, MadTV was far superior than SNL.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/09/2021|
NOT funny. She's not even someone I tolerate well enough to ignore. I turn things off if she turns up. Her terrible commercials recently show how lousy she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/09/2021|
*insert Donatella Versace performance here*
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/09/2021|
I liked her as Dionne Warwick on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/09/2021|
You may hate her but she's popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/09/2021|
I would agree that part of the dislike is because Debra Wilson was around the same time and was way better. They did the same characters and Wilson brought it to another level. Rudolph's Whitney wasn't even an impersonation but Wilson not only got everything right, she went to a very dark place in her characterization and that was all in her acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/09/2021|
She’s on the cover of a magazine, so she’s “shoved down your throat?” Surprise - don’t buy the magazine!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/09/2021|
She's funny enough. We need more comedic women.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/09/2021|
I’m relieved to learn Debra consistently works, and has since the 90s (dozens of projects each year). Apparently, she’s a prolific voice actor for video games.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/09/2021|
I don’t know why, either, OP.
I don’t “get” Maya Rudolph.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/09/2021|
All you really need are the first few words “Why IS Maya Rudolph.”
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/09/2021|
Oh fuck, here we go. The Debra Wilson troll has crawled out of their hidey-hole.
Every time Maya Rudolph's name is mentioned, the Debra Wilson troll surfaces to argue that Debra Wilson was far funnier and deserved Maya's career.
Just because Maya is half-black and Debra is black doesn't mean they're analogs locked in a zero-sum battle.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/09/2021|
Maya is hilarious and did many great characters on SNL.
Chief among them, Jodi on Bronx Beat.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/09/2021|
I’ve never thought she was funny, either, and she’s even harder to look at. When I think of people who’ve played comedic/sketch characters to the hilt, I don’t think of Maya Rudolph
And I know this is “heresy” or whatever, but I have never once laughed at anything Amy Poehler has ever said or done, and I have no idea why she enjoys the vaunted status she has.
The blond airhead struggling-actress chick from Search Party is funnier. Sarah Silverman was funnier when she had her own show years ago. Amy Sedaris is funnier. Kristen Wiig is funnier. Ditto Rachel Dratch.
I have no idea what people see in Rudolph or Poehler.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/09/2021|
I love Maya. When she's been on SNL again frequently in the last year especially, it's nostalgia and a nod back to the show's funnier years with talented castmembers who were funny because they could act, rather than they were just comedians or odd-acting or -named personalities.
She just makes me nervous when she dresses like a potholder, more often than not, lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/09/2021|
Amy Sedaris is one of the funniest people ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/09/2021|
R43, what nepotism?
70's One Hit Wonder Minnie Riperton (RIP) being her mother certainly didn't open any doors for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/09/2021|
So many things jammed down throats...
OP, are you dressing provocatively?
Do you walk places where you don’t belong?
Do you have a “cum hither” manner about you that says “Jam that down my throat?”
Do you fall unconscious and wake to find things jammed down your throat?
Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/09/2021|
I think she's great. She's smart and she doesn't oversell jokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/09/2021|
r71 Really? You wouldn't call the constant exaggerated hand motions and the "weird" voices overselling?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/09/2021|
Also being featured in Harper's Bazaar for no real reason. What is she even promoting?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/10/2021|
I think she'd be an interesting choice for a remake of Funny Girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/10/2021|
And Interview magazine a month or two ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/10/2021|
And a Super Bowl commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/10/2021|
One of her is already more than enough. She's so annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/10/2021|
At least she's not dressing like a 300 lb. woman for once in that Harper's Bazaar spread.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/10/2021|
I get annoyed when she hijacks SNL lately.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/12/2021|
Isn't Entertainment Weekly just monthly now?
Maybe a new name is needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/12/2021|
It's a way to work Kamala into the discussion.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/12/2021|
She's Sunny Hostin's best shot at being imitated on the next View sketch.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/12/2021|
So odd that she is married to Paul Thomas Anderson.
He seems like the type who'd keep her pregnant and at home while he beds every woman in sight.
This will end in tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/12/2021|
r83 He's probably fucked all 3 Haim sisters. His obsession with them is creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/12/2021|
Maya Rudolph is hilarious in Big Mouth, This is not usually the type of show I go for, but it was lockdown Christmas and I binged it. Her playing Connie the Hormone Moster is hilarious. I don;t care for her on SNL currently, but I loved the magic she shared with the other female cast mates: Wigg, Fey, Polar
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/12/2021|
[quote].It was clear around 12 years ago that she was never going to be a thing, but they keep trying.
Well, that's "they" for you!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/12/2021|
Now she's part of the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. Seriously, wtf?! At least she's not on the main cover.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/23/2021|
This is going to sound so weird, but I'm curious if anyone else thinks so too. I quite like her when I've seen her in things.
But she looks kinda like she smells. Some people just look like that to me. I dunno why.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/23/2021|
Her publicist is apparently the hardest working person in show business right now. All for that mediocre Kamala impression that ended months ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/23/2021|
Her Donatella Versace is the stuff of legends.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/23/2021|
This really is a bizarre PR blitz.
She looks like she hasn't had sex in years.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/23/2021|
I like her. You cumrudgeons, not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/23/2021|
She’s funny and can sing but her face is FUG. She has weird moles and is out of shape and overweight.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/23/2021|
Mixed race girls like her - especially the jappy ones - are Hollywood’s hottest virtue signal.
So what if she’s a mediocrity.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/23/2021|
She had diastasis recti, so that's likely why she always looks pregnant/out of shape even if she's not.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/23/2021|
r89 What a weird video. Her dad is the love of her life? Her and PT Anderson are the weirdest relationship. I've never seen them talk or look like they were in love. I guess they both wanted kids so that's why they got together.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/24/2021|
She has the pallor of someone who is in diarrhoetic distress.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/24/2021|
PTA is gross and sleazy. Not sure why she stays with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/24/2021|
Because she's the only female POC that SNL has ever given any steady play, and now that Kamala Harris is essentially prez Maya Rudolph will again be in heavy rotation.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/24/2021|
Yup, she's hosting next month. Yawn. What is she even promoting? She just seems desperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/27/2021|
Of course she was trotted out to the Golden Globes tonight to do a typically unfunny bit.
I told you, she is EVERYWHERE. WTF.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/28/2021|
That skit was embarrassing. She always looks like a lumpy sack of potatoes. Why do we always have to deal with these washed-up SNL alum at these award shows? Does Lorne Michaels produce all of them?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/28/2021|
Lorne Michaels is the Tommy Mottola of NBC, apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/28/2021|
More from M̶r̶s̶. Potato Head
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/28/2021|