Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant’s Latest SNL Sketch

Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant’s Latest SNL Sketch

Was there a dry eye in the house? Probably not.

The three SNL the veterans are officially leaving the show, along with Pete Davidson.

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Both Kate and Aidy have been on the show for 10 years and Kyle for 9 years. Kate is also the first actress to win an acting Emmy on the show, and she has two.

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.

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SNL hadn’t done that sketch in over two years, so I have to imagine they brought it back specifically for Kyle.

Aidy did a final Weekend Update segment with Bowen Yang, as two “trend forecasters”.

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They only started making this track three months ago, but Aidy and Bowen’s recurring delivery of “GO TO BED, BITCH” made it instantly iconic. Gone too soon ­čśó.

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.

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Kate has a million memorable characters, but Mrs. Rafferty is probably the most deserving of a happy ending after all her suffering.

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.

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They’ve done it a million times, and we can only hope they do it in the future no-SNL projects.

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.

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This week’s musical guest is Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, playing guitar in front.

You can watch the whole farewell skit (and maybe cry a little) here:

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