Was there a dry eye in the house? Probably not.
The three SNL the veterans are officially leaving the show, along with Pete Davidson.
It’s obviously a big deal, so here’s how they said goodbye to the series:
Kyle revived his role as Brad Dates, the longtime keyboardist of the Treece Henderson Trio.
Aidy did a final Weekend Update segment with Bowen Yang, as two “trend forecasters”.
Kate has bid farewell to one of her most beloved characters, Mrs Rafferty from the ‘Alien Encounter’ sketches. His goodbye was the first heartbreaking moment of the night.
Finally, the last skit of the evening (and their last skit in the series) saw Kate and Aidy again playing a pair of eccentric middle-aged women.
Their commercial for “grey adult pigtails” featured several other cast members and host Natasha Lyonne, and ended with the revelation that they were all in a polyamorous relationship with Richard (played by Kyle).
Finally, they sang a few lines from “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell, which I imagine they chose for their last sketch because it’s a song about time passing.
You can watch the whole farewell skit (and maybe cry a little) here: