Watch SNL's Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson Say Goodbye

Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also made their final appearances as regulars
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2022 8:09 AM CDT

(Newser) Saturday Night Live wrapped up its season with farewells (some more subtle than others) to four cast members leaving the show—Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, reports Deadline. A look at how those unfolded:

  • McKinnon: In the cold open, McKinnon reprises her character of alien abductee Miss Rafferty, who ends the skit by boarding a spaceship. "Well, Earth, I love you, thanks for letting me stay awhile," McKinnon's character says to the audience, her hand on her heart, per CNN. The audience clearly knew the context. Watch it here.
  • Davidson: He appeared on Weekend Update as himself, notes Variety. Near the end, after lots of self-deprecating jokes, he says: "We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times. I owe Lorne Michaels and everyone at SNL my life. I'm so grateful and I wouldn't be here without them." Watch it here.

  • Bryant: Her goodbye also came on Weekend Update, in which she appeared as her Trend Forecaster character. It ends with Bryant declaring that "my best guys kissing me” is in, at which point to Bowen Yang and Michael Che kiss her and present her with flowers. Watch it here.
  • Mooney: This one didn't involve Mooney being singled out for a goodbye. But at the end of a 9 to 5 parody sketch, he and Fred Armisen leap out the window of a high-rise building. Watch it here.
(Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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