‘SNL’ begins generational shift with Kate McKinnon, Eddie Bryant, Pete Davidson and

Live Saturday night Farewell to four experienced cast members tonight, Kate McKinnon, Eddie Bryant, Pete Davidson and Kyle Mooney. McKinnon, Bryant and Davidson, who have since become family names SNL Starting their careers, everyone got a unique sendoff with some of their popular repetitive skits. Mooney, who has spent most of his time on the show as a valuable but inferior performer, has made a small – yet dramatic – exit.

Overall, the episode hosted by Natasha Leon was a throwback for a long time SNL The cast members get a fair sendoff in their run-capping season finals. The latest big one came at the end of the 2012 season, with host and musical guest Mick Jagger. It bids farewell to Jason Sudekis, Andy Samberg and Kristen Weig who have completed seven years. The episode famously ended with Jagger Wig leading a dance farewell to the Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday”.

McKinnon, Bryant, Davidson and Mooney are key members SNL Generations who are the successors of Sudekis, Samburg and Wig. McKinnon has 11 seasons, Bryant 10, Mooney 9, Davidson 8 on the show. In addition to Quartet, there are several other popular cast members, including Michael, who has been on the show for eight seasons or more, along with Che, Colin Jost, and Sicily Strong. SNL Institution Kenan Thompson.

The epidemic probably delayed overdue cast turnover, only veteran Beck Bennett left last summer, and the show’s crew has reached a record 21 balloon members this season. With the departures of McKinnon, Bryant, Davidson and Mooney, the show has set the pace for generational change.

The SNL The Season 47 finale sets the tone for the farewell with the Cold Open, revisiting one of the show’s most popular recurring sketches of the last decade, “Close Encounter”, which includes Kate McKinnon, Sicily Strong and Eddie Bryant among its most popular characters on the show. It ended with McKinnon’s character, Miss Rafter, boarding a spaceship to leave Earth permanently.

“Well, the world. I love you, thank you for letting me stay for a while, “McKinnon, as the raffer said, before fighting, added, Live Saturday night

Weekend update Featuring both Pete Davidson and Bryant.

Not surprisingly, Davidson was the first to make his mark SNL Its segment is on Weekend update, Returned to the fake newscast for his final appearance as a cast member. He ended it with a heartfelt message of gratitude to the show and its boss, Lorne Michaels.

“I appreciate it Live Saturday night There is always behind me, ”he said. “Thank you, Lern, for never letting me down or judging me, even when everyone else was there and for believing in me and giving me a place I could call home with memories that will last a lifetime. So thank you.” Friends. ”

Other Weekend update Skit, Bryant and Boyen Young have restored the characters who predicted their fluent tendencies. The beat ends with Bryant announcing that “my best guys are kissing me”, which includes Young and Weekend update Co-anchor Michael Che gives her a kiss and a shout out, along with a flower cocktail.

Mooney, who was able to retrieve Baby Yoda, one of his most popular characters, last week, was not recognized in his final full sketch, a 9 to 5 Parody, which features SNL Alam Fred Armison. But it ended with the characters of Mooney and Armisen jumping out of a window and exiting dramatically, and the last time they were seen flying under an office building.

In the final skit of the night, McKinnon and Bryant, who have sketched several Janny commercials, including the popular HomeGoods Holiday spot and an Apple picking ad, provided one final collaboration, an ad for Gray Adult Pigtail. Appropriately, Munir had a cameo in it. (You can see the final sketch of the outgoing cast members as well as their last screen call below.)

Although the entire finale served as a farewell to the four departing cast members, there was no mention of their departure during the traditional screen call in which a munny is seen embracing an emotional McKinnon.

Following the departure of the high-profile cast, Michaels recently admitted that he expects this year to be a “year of change” for the show. It’s no surprise that this season has featured 21 stars and eight cast members who are entering their eighth season and beyond.

Davidson has launched SNL One of the youngest cast members since 2014. In recent years, she has become one of the show’s breakout stars, co-writing and starring. King of Staten Island And co-production and acting Bupkis, Which recently landed a direct-to-series order on Peacock 6 The latter is produced by Lorne Michaels, with whom Davidson will continue the relationship.

He was absent for the most part this season, appearing in only a few episodes as he was featured in the film. Home.

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McKinnon has been on the show since 2012 and was promoted to Repertory Player in Season 39 in 2013, becoming one of the show’s MVPs and winning two Emmy.

There have been constant rumors over the last few years that he may be leaving, but he has stayed, even though he was not as regular as in the past. McKinnon recently took some time off from the show for the film King of the tigers Scripted series Joe vs. Carol For Peacock, where he played Carol Baskin.

Bryant joined the show in 2012 and was promoted to his second season. She has played characters such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Ted Cruz. Similarly, he has recently come and gone, starring in three seasons of Michaels-Exx Srila For Hulu.

Meanwhile, Mooney, who recently played Johnny Depp in last week’s episode, has been on the show since 2013 and was promoted to repertoire player at the start of the 41st season.

This is the end of McKinnon, Bryant, Davidson and Mooney SNL Skit:

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