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Why is Maya Rudolph being shoved down our throats?

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?

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by Anonymousreply 10502/28/2021

I like her name and the fact she does a fun spoof of Beyonce.

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by Anonymousreply 102/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 202/09/2021

If OP doesn't like her, then no one can like her, because he controls the opinions of everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 302/09/2021

What could be funnier than Maya Rudolph's voice in this sketch?

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by Anonymousreply 402/09/2021

More of Maya at her funniest.

"Where's my brekfix?"

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by Anonymousreply 502/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 602/09/2021

She's gained a lot of weight. Is she competing with Chrissy Metz?

by Anonymousreply 702/09/2021

I'd love a Dratch appreciation thread! That class (Fey, Poehler, Dratch, Rudolph, Shannon, Gasteyer) were all excellent comediennes.

by Anonymousreply 802/09/2021

Why does she always dress like Mrs. Roper?

by Anonymousreply 902/09/2021

The Maya Rudolph hate is a weird troll topic, but it comes up every couple of months or so.

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by Anonymousreply 1002/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1102/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1202/09/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 1302/09/2021

Maya Rudolph is amazing. She was so cool in "Away we Go" with John Krasinski. Amazing script by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vigga

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by Anonymousreply 1402/09/2021

She's really funny and seems like a down-to-earth person. Loved her on The Good Place.

by Anonymousreply 1502/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1602/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1702/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1802/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1902/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2002/09/2021

I don’t care for her. Never found her funny. I don’t hate her, tho.

by Anonymousreply 2102/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2202/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2302/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2402/09/2021

r22 hasn't seen any recent photos of Fiona.

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by Anonymousreply 2502/09/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 2602/09/2021

Does she have a single black friend?

by Anonymousreply 2702/09/2021

R27 why would that possibly matter?

by Anonymousreply 2802/09/2021

No one is shoving her down your throat, Mary. Of you don't like her, don't watch her shows and movies

by Anonymousreply 2902/09/2021

r28 Because she only wants to acknowledge/act black when it's advantageous to her.

by Anonymousreply 3002/09/2021

Maya Rudolph for Interview Magazine, October 2002

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by Anonymousreply 3102/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3202/09/2021

R30 How should she act?

by Anonymousreply 3302/09/2021

Partner(s) Fiona Apple (1997–2002) Maya Rudolph (2001–present)

Uhh...come again? Lol.

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by Anonymousreply 3402/09/2021

It's for your VAGINA, baby.

by Anonymousreply 3502/09/2021

looks like an overlap before it got serious between them

by Anonymousreply 3602/09/2021

PTA is adorable

by Anonymousreply 3702/09/2021

Anyone can edit Wikipedia articles, so the information may not be 100% accurate.

by Anonymousreply 3802/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3902/09/2021

Why not?

by Anonymousreply 4002/09/2021

PTA size verificatia?

by Anonymousreply 4102/09/2021

I love PTA and have always been attracted to him.

by Anonymousreply 4202/09/2021

I like her, but the nepotism annoys me.

by Anonymousreply 4302/09/2021

Her imitations are weak, maybe that’s part of the appeal 🤷

But she’s hilarious on Big Mouth.

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by Anonymousreply 4402/09/2021

Oh no, Lorne is threatening to bring her back again for years. These last 2 episodes without her have been refreshing.

by Anonymousreply 4502/09/2021

I want Fiona Apple to win.

by Anonymousreply 4602/09/2021

Win what? She up for a Grammy?

by Anonymousreply 4702/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4802/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4902/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5002/09/2021

Never got the love either. Her impressions are horrible.

Debra Wilson was FAR superior. Her Whitney alone is iconic.

by Anonymousreply 5102/09/2021

Yes! Debra was amazing...actually, for its first few years, MadTV was far superior than SNL.

by Anonymousreply 5202/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5302/09/2021

*insert Donatella Versace performance here*

by Anonymousreply 5402/09/2021

I liked her as Dionne Warwick on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

by Anonymousreply 5502/09/2021

You may hate her but she's popular.

by Anonymousreply 5602/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5702/09/2021

She’s on the cover of a magazine, so she’s “shoved down your throat?” Surprise - don’t buy the magazine!

by Anonymousreply 5802/09/2021

She's funny enough. We need more comedic women.

by Anonymousreply 5902/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6002/09/2021

I don’t know why, either, OP.

I don’t “get” Maya Rudolph.

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2021

All you really need are the first few words “Why IS Maya Rudolph.”

by Anonymousreply 6202/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6302/09/2021

Maya is hilarious and did many great characters on SNL.

Chief among them, Jodi on Bronx Beat.

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by Anonymousreply 6402/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6502/09/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6602/09/2021

Amy Sedaris is one of the funniest people ever.

by Anonymousreply 6702/09/2021

R43, what nepotism?

70's One Hit Wonder Minnie Riperton (RIP) being her mother certainly didn't open any doors for her.

by Anonymousreply 6802/09/2021

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?

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by Anonymousreply 7002/09/2021

I think she's great. She's smart and she doesn't oversell jokes.

by Anonymousreply 7102/09/2021

r71 Really? You wouldn't call the constant exaggerated hand motions and the "weird" voices overselling?

by Anonymousreply 7202/09/2021

Also being featured in Harper's Bazaar for no real reason. What is she even promoting?

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by Anonymousreply 7302/10/2021

I think she'd be an interesting choice for a remake of Funny Girl.

by Anonymousreply 7402/10/2021

And Interview magazine a month or two ago.

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by Anonymousreply 7502/10/2021

And a Super Bowl commercial.

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by Anonymousreply 7602/10/2021

One of her is already more than enough. She's so annoying.

by Anonymousreply 7702/10/2021

At least she's not dressing like a 300 lb. woman for once in that Harper's Bazaar spread.

by Anonymousreply 7802/10/2021

I get annoyed when she hijacks SNL lately.

by Anonymousreply 7902/12/2021

Isn't Entertainment Weekly just monthly now?

Maybe a new name is needed.

by Anonymousreply 8002/12/2021

It's a way to work Kamala into the discussion.

by Anonymousreply 8102/12/2021

She's Sunny Hostin's best shot at being imitated on the next View sketch.

by Anonymousreply 8202/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8302/12/2021

r83 He's probably fucked all 3 Haim sisters. His obsession with them is creepy.

by Anonymousreply 8402/12/2021

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

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by Anonymousreply 8502/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 8602/12/2021

Now she's part of the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. Seriously, wtf?! At least she's not on the main cover.

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by Anonymousreply 8702/23/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8802/23/2021

Her publicist is apparently the hardest working person in show business right now. All for that mediocre Kamala impression that ended months ago?

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by Anonymousreply 8902/23/2021

Her Donatella Versace is the stuff of legends.

by Anonymousreply 9002/23/2021

This really is a bizarre PR blitz.

She looks like she hasn't had sex in years.

by Anonymousreply 9102/23/2021

I like her. You cumrudgeons, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 9202/23/2021

She’s funny and can sing but her face is FUG. She has weird moles and is out of shape and overweight.

by Anonymousreply 9302/23/2021

Mixed race girls like her - especially the jappy ones - are Hollywood’s hottest virtue signal.

So what if she’s a mediocrity.

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by Anonymousreply 9502/23/2021

She had diastasis recti, so that's likely why she always looks pregnant/out of shape even if she's not.

by Anonymousreply 9602/23/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9702/24/2021

She has the pallor of someone who is in diarrhoetic distress.

by Anonymousreply 9802/24/2021

PTA is gross and sleazy. Not sure why she stays with him.

by Anonymousreply 9902/24/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10002/24/2021

Yup, she's hosting next month. Yawn. What is she even promoting? She just seems desperate.

by Anonymousreply 10102/27/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10202/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10302/28/2021

Lorne Michaels is the Tommy Mottola of NBC, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 10402/28/2021

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