Four Cast Members Leave “Saturday Night Live” in Season 47 Finale

Pete Davidson in
Pete Davidson in "Saturday Night Live"

Season 47 finale of Saturday Night Live aired on NBC this weekend and it was as emotional as it gets. Four beloved cast members bid farewell to the popular sketch comedy that put them on the map and here are the hilarious sketches they used to say goodbye.

Pete Davidson

Since joining the show in 2014, Davidson became one of SNL’s most popular stars, but his departure was a long time coming. He used his ongoing skit on Weekend Update and the parody rap song “Forgot About Lorne” featuring Eminem to say goodbye.

Kate McKinnon

During her ten-year tenure on SNL, McKinnon made it clear she’s a movie star in the making and starred in Ghostbusters, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Bombshell. She said “Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night Live” for one last time in the popular sketch Close Encounter.

Aidy Bryant

Bryant joined SNL in 2012, just like McKinnon, and starred in Hulu comedy Shrill along the way. She said goodbye in the Weekend Update skit alongside Bowen Yang and appeared in several more sketches throughout the show.

Kyle Mooney

Mooney never reached the same level of fame as the previous three stars, but his quirky characters were a welcomed addition to SNL. He said goodbye in a “9 to 5” parody alongside the SNL veteran Fred Armisen.