Damn It, SNL Made Zooey Deschanel Slightly Less Annoying!

Up until this weekend we truly despised everything about Zooey Deschanel—the atypical spelling of her name, the Kewpie-doll mouth and Keane eyes, the intentionally warble in her singing voice and her insistence on playing the doe-eyed little waif despite being, what, 45? (Okay, 32.) We imagine she sits in her bedroom making faces in the mirror and asking friends, “Does this expression look cute? How about this one?”

But anyone who can make fun of herself—like Zooey did in this SNL skit, where Abby Elliott impersonates her and she plays a particularly emaciated Mary Kate Olsen—can’t be all bad. (Extra points to Taran Killam as a Mickey Mouse version of Michael Cera.)

Damn you, Zooey Deschanel—now we can’t even hate you properly!


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  • tookietookie

    Leave her alone! *slap* I love her. She is wonderful.

  • tookietookie

    Hey! I said I loved Zooey Deschanel and you took the message down. Down with censorship, and down with Zooey Deschanel hating!

    Woohoo! I <3 you Zooey!

  • Stupid

    And I always love Kristen Wiig’s interpretation of Bjork.

  • Timmmeeeyyy

    @Dan Avery:
    Who is the “we” in “we truly despised everything about Zooey Deschanel.” She’s been in several successful films, has her own tv show and has several successful albums as She & Him with the very talented M Ward.

    I’m not even sure what you mean about the spelling of her name. It’s the name her parents gave her, she was named after a J D Salinger character. What is “atypical” about that?

  • ~PR~

    @tookietookie: I love her too!

  • Chuck

    I’m in love with Zooey. She is one of the women I would go straight for, and I have a picture of her on my phone. x3

  • Nik

    I’m torn on whether I like or dislike her, but the “atypical” spelling is not so atypical when you consider that she is named after the male character in J.D. Salinger’s “Franny and Zooey”. I agree that she probably does spend a great portion of her day staring at herself in the mirror however.

  • Nik

    And now I see someone else mentioned the Salinger reference, haha! Read before commenting, got ya.

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