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"SNL's" Cecily Strong strikes again with spot-on impression of "Serial's" Sarah Koenig

Strong presented the podcast with an award at Sunday's Peabody ceremony


Colin Gorenstein
June 22, 2015 6:32PM (UTC)

"Serial," the addictive Sarah Koenig-fronted project following the 1999 murder of Baltimore-area woman Hae Min Lee, became the first podcast to win a Peabody Award.

Appropriately, it was "SNL's" Cecily Strong -- the comic whose "Christmas Serial" sketch featuring Amy Adams went viral last year -- who presented the award to Koenig at the May 31st ceremony, which aired Sunday on Pivot TV.

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“You guys, I don’t do impressions, but that’s how obsessed I am,” Strong said in her speech before offering up her best "Koenig" -- and reminding us in one fell swoop how deeply we miss both "SNL" and "Serial."

"Serial" will return next year for its second season, thanks to public donations. The story and exact air date have yet to be determined.

Watch the clip courtesy of Pivot below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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