It’s easy to spoof Girls, from Lena Dunham’s very particular delivery to her
character’s unlimited insecurity and narcissism. But host Tina Fey took an entirely
fresh approach in the best of the sketches from last night’s otherwise tame Saturday Night Live, as a new roommate — a peasant crone named Blerta who blurts out the truth to the friends. “Don’t
speak. They will know you are simple,” she advises Shoshanna. But she
saves the most perfect observation for Hannah (perfectly played by new cast
member Noel Wells) at the end.
Here it is. The show’s tone may have been too much standard SNL, but Blerta is pure, hilarious Tina Fey.