PODCAST: Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

On this episode of The Long Play, the Portlander describes what it’s like to craft some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

By Eden Dawn With Sika Stanton April 4, 2016

She gave us a glimpse into the minds of Fred and Carrie with the Inside Portlandia documentary. She transformed hours of footage shot from a train window into a cinematic meditation for Laura Gibson’s “Empire Builder” video. But 34-year-old editor Kelly Lyon may be best known for crafting the sharp parody clips that have become Saturday Night Live’s widest-reaching viral hits: the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele; the ladies of SNL shimmying around Jimmy Fallon and belting out, “Let’s do it in my twin bed”; Kristen Wiig’s spot-on brand of crazy in the perfume-ad parody “Red Flag.” On this episode of The Long Play, she joins Portland Monthly Style Editor Eden Dawn to talk about the bicoastal lifestyle—and getting intimate with MC Hammer.

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Audio production by Sika Stanton.

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