There are going to be some job openings on Saturday Night Live! Saturday’s Season 47 finale of SNL became a teary-eyed farewell to cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney.
Kate McKinnon got her sendoff in the show’s cold open when she brought back Miss Rafferty, her weird, TMI alien abductee. Aidy Bryant got her tearful farewell when she showed up during Weekend Update with Bowen Yang to do one last installment of their “Trend Forecasters” characters. Shortly after, Pete Davidson showed up and ended his time on SNL the way he began, with a monologue on "Weekend Update" as himself.
Davidson is leaving the show after 8 seasons, McKinnon after 10 seasons, Bryant after 9 seasons, and Mooney after 8 seasons.
Left up in the air is the status of several other vets, including Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson (19 seasons), along with co-head writer Michael Che. [Deadline]
In a clip that was cut for time, Davidson paid homage to his mentor Lorne Michaels, and Eminem showed up.