Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney’s Signature ‘SNL’ Moments

Hosted by Natasha Lyonne, the episode began with a cold opening with McKinnon playing Coleen Rafferty in “Close Encounter,” her recurring skit in which she is abducted by aliens and things get weird. In the season finale, McKinnon agrees to leave Earth forever in the name of research and boards a spaceship with tears in his eyes.

“Well, Earth. I love you, thanks for letting me stay a while,” McKinnon said.

It was a fitting sendoff for McKinnon, who in 2015 played the sketch so absurdly that it caused both Ryan Gosling and Bryant to break character.

In 2016, McKinnon switched gears for a gut-wrenching cold open where she played piano under a spotlight and sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton after Clinton lost the presidential election.

Davidson, who started on “SNL” eight years ago with no clear path of what he was supposed to do, grew more courageous over the years, incorporating different characters and rap performances into the show. He also became a regular on the “Weekend Update” segment, where he talked about his personal life and joked about the news.

And who could forget his first kiss with Kim Kardashian in an Aladdin skit?

After 10 years, Aidy Bryant also ended her time on “SNL.” Here’s a look at her lovable character Joan, dating her chihuahua Doug and singing along with Harry Styles.

In 2018, Bryant channeled Cardi B on Aidy B and Cardi B, where she became an empowered woman from the Bronx who says what she wants when she wants.

Mooney, who also said goodbye on Saturday after nine years, is known for playing the everyman, the nerd, the loser.

Here he challenges Kanye West to a rap battle in 2016:

In 2018, he attempted to become popular by adopting Davidson’s mannerisms and style.

Davidson has plans for an upcoming biographical sitcom. I bet the other cast members who are leaving will also make us laugh with new projects.

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