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Preview of a sketch from "The Maya Rudolph Show"

The actress, singer and comedian promises explosions, live animals and a ripped dress in her hour-long pilot

Prachi Gupta
May 15, 2014 6:09PM (UTC)

We're excited about Maya Rudolph's variety show, but probably not more than Rudolph herself, who exclaimed, "I did it! I effing did it!" on "The Tonight Show" Wednesday night.

The hour-long pilot sounds insane ... and awesome: "There's an opening number, there's a live animal in it, my dress rips away, there's like a plate-spinning guy, there's children -- it's nuts!" Rudolph said, adding, "Things explode!"


The audience also got a preview of one of the sketches in the show, featuring Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg and Kristen Bell. The sketch, which (of course) has an "SNL" back story, is premised on: What if that annoying, mechanical voice from your Garmin GPS were a real person? And what would it be like to meet an entire family of Garmins?

The preview doesn't offer a lot, but it's worth watching just for Rudolph's Garmin GPS-voice impression, which is spot on.


On the "Today Show" this morning, Rudolph said she'd love to continue the show -- which is currently just a one-off episode, but it depends on the fans.

"The Maya Rudolph Show" premieres on May 19 on NBC.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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