” Saturday Night Live” concluded its 47th season with the sad farewell of two of its most beloved cast members. In subtle but powerful ways, the NBC variety program said goodbye to Kate McKinnon, and Pete Davidson on Saturday’s episode. McKinnon was first said farewell by the show’s opening with a recreation from “Close Encounter”, one of McKinnon’s most famous sketches. “Saturday’s cold opening brought back McKinnon’s Miss Rafferty, an alien abductee who has a more difficult experience than her peers.
McKinnon’s Miss Rafferty, played by Aidy Bryant, explains the events of her alien abduction. Mikey Day and Mikey Day play two agents for the government. They tell her that she must now travel with those who took her.
McKinnon was moved to tears by the moment she stood on McKinnon’s makeshift spaceship, allowing her character and herself to let go. McKinnon’s character, McKinnon, said, “Well, Earth. I love you. Thanks for letting me remain awhile.” She was looking out at the audience with her hand on her heart. The show’s catchphrase, “Live…from New York,” was then repeated by her. It’s Saturday night! McKinnon was thunderously applauded.
Davidson got one more segment on “SNL Weekend Update. “Davidson stated, “I had no idea that this would become my life.” “Back then, all I knew was that I was a skinny child. Now everyone knows that I am White. I was able to achieve great success while barely showing up for work. “I’m looking old like a banana now. Davidson said that Lorne Michaels, creator of “SNL,” told him in the segment that Davidson wasn’t right for the show and that “let’s screw it up together”. “And that’s exactly how we did it,” Davidson stated. “And that’s why people shouldn’t hate me because we share so many things. As if I could, I should inspire the belief that anyone can be on Saturday Night Live. Davidson said his final farewell to the audience on Saturday via Insta
Davidson said, “We were together through all the good and bad, the happiest times and the most difficult of times.” Lorne Michaels, SNL and all of them are my heroes. They are so kind and helpful. I couldn’t be where I am without them. Davidson thanked SNL for teaching him “life skills” and stated, “SNL has been my home. “”I am so happy and sad about tonight’s show. He wrote that he couldn’t understand why he was so happy.
Bryant was also honored during Weekend Update, when she appeared with Bowen Yang as one of their trend forecasters characters. Bryant declared “10 nice years” to be “in” and received a bouquet and a kiss from Yang and Weekend Update anchor Michael Che. Variety reported Friday, McKinnon and Bryant are expected to depart the show at the conclusion of the season.