“SNL” Bids Farewell to Some of Its Favorites

Pete Davidson in
Pete Davidson in "Saturday Night Live"

This past weekend signified a changing of the guard on Saturday Night Live.

As the sketch show ended off its 47th season, it also bid farewell to series regulars, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson.

McKinnon, who has been a part of the cast since 2012, is known for embodying Hilary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, decided to mark her final appearance by reprising Ms. Rafferty, the alien abductee. The character opened the show, with the Ghostbusters actress declaring, “I kind of felt like an alien on this planet anyway. Well Earth, I love you, thanks for letting me stay awhile.”

Just hours before SNL aired, Davidson shared a video of himself from his first appearance 8 years ago, remarking that he felt both happy and sad to be leaving. The comedian, who is currently dating Kim Kardashian, recorded a pre-taped segment in which he was joined by Eminem whilst performing a rap for show creator, Lorne Michaels.

During his final Weekend Update appearance, Davidson referenced Harry Potter, joking that he was now free as Michaels had gifted him a sock.

Mooney and Bryant have each been a part of SNL for 9 and 10 seasons, respectively.