Lindsay Lohan 's return to Saturday Night Live hasn't gone quite to plan. The troubled actress, who is nearing the end of her probationary term, hosted the popular US comedy and chat show on Saturday night (March 3, 2012) for the first time since 2006. But far from being the return to glory that she had been hoping for, Lohan was widely criticized for over-using the auto-cue ad appearing 'wooden' on set.
Nerves will inevitably have played a part in her apparently poor performance; public appearances have been rare from Lohan, whilst she has been carrying out the necessary duties required by her probation. According to the Daily Mail, the show's gags relied, somewhat predictably, on jokes about Lindsay Lohan's personal troubles. One example was when one of the show's guests, Kristen Wiig approached Lindsay to give her hug, but gave her a pat-down instead, whilst the bleach-blonde actress feigned surprise. Her performance is described as "rambling" and her post-show clubbing antics did little to support her recent claims that the notorious wild-child prefers the quiet life, these days.