Kathie Lee Gifford: SNL Skit Isn't "That Funny"
Kathie Lee Gifford isn't cracking up over a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at her wacky antics as cohost of the Today show's fourth hour.
In the spoof (watch it here), Kristen Wiig portrayed Gifford as a boozy cohost (newcomer Jenny Slate played Hoda Kotb) and made fun of her "Everyone Has a Story" segment, in which Gifford salutes in song ordinary people who have surmounted extraordinary challenges.
When Wiig's Gifford began singing, it upset the members of the Black Eyed Peas (who made a cameo in the skit). Fergie threw a haymaker, Apl.de.ap dropped an elbow and Taboo even beat Wiig's Gifford with his new signature sneakers.
On the Today show Monday, Gifford squirmed as she watched the clip.
"Everyone seems to enjoy it ... but I don't think it's that funny," she said.
She got irked when Kotb remarked that Wiig can surprisingly carry a tune. Gifford shook her head emphatically, drawing an audible response from the Today show crew off-camera.
"Oh, it's OK to beat the crud out of me, that's fine," Gifford said. "But when I say I'm sorry, the woman can’t sing' – that’s a problem for you people?!"
She added, "I think I’m going to sue [Wiig] for ruining my song!"
Before the segment ended, Gifford took a shot at Wiig. "Can't she get another job?" she asked. "Go off and do something else?"