|Speaking of Wiig, has an SNL cast member EVER left when they were supposed to or when they should have? It seems like they always stay at least a year or 3 too long. I think this board may be the only place that feels Wiig-overindulgence & fatigue. She could be on for another 2 years at least. I think the SNL 5-year rule is long antiquated & moot.|
It's a seven-year rule now (that's how long new-cast contracts run, so it's said). I think it feels like that because of the long tenures of Kenan, Fred and Seth. If you check the episode numbers on IMDB, most people have been leaving when their initial contracts run out (7 years now, 6 years before that and 5 years, I guess, back in the 90's).
Thing is, no one has hit it this big while they were on the show since Eddie Murphy. As has been noted elsewhere, she has to be getting piles of offers now and she'll never be this hot again.