“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its season finale with a tribute to outgoing actors Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon.
McKinnon is shown in the cold opening, playing her recurring character Mrs Rafferty who is abducted by aliens.
Aidy Bryant and Mikey Day play NSA agents who interview Rafferty and her also kidnapped friend Cecily Strong and host Natasha Lyonne about their alien encounter.
Strong and Lyon tell the officers how they learned about the universal language, heaven, and the fundamental power of love, while McKinnon’s character has more of a breach.
“I got on the ship, and the grey aliens, God bless them, were already lined up, waiting to knock on my door,” Mrs. Rafferty said, between her endless cigarettes.
She told officers that the invading aliens were also interested in her undressed pussy.
“It’s a jungle down there. I have more hair sticking out of the sides than the funky beard on the N-95.”
When the FBI said the aliens agreed to share information with the government in exchange for permanent human spaceship residents, McKinnon agreed, and became emotional as the studio audience gave her a round of applause.
“Earth, I love you, thank you for letting me stay a little longer,” she said, before posting her last “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night” 10 years after the show.
Later, outgoing actor Pete Davidson came to “Weekend Update” to talk about his eight-year tenure.
“Hello Colin and Jay and millions of people just looking to see if I bring up Kanye,” said the Staten Island native.
Davidson, who has rarely been on the show in recent months, said when he started “SNL,” people thought he was racially ambiguous.
“Everyone now knows I’m white because I’ve had great success with barely going to work,” he cracked.
Davidson shouted out to executive producer Lorne Michaels for the opportunity to hire the comic at age 21.
“He took us through the COVID era, even though the only time he wore a mask was at his ‘eye-opening’ party,” joked Davidson.
“Thank you for believing in me to have a place to call home and memories that will last a lifetime. So thank you,” he said sincerely to the cast and crew.
Lyonne’s monologue exaggerates her “true New Yorker” status and brings out her friends and former “SNL” actors Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, who were impressed by the “Orange is the New Black” star.
“‘SNL’ combines everything I love. New York City, show business, people who’ve done the same thing since the ’70s and different union fights,” the child actress said as she showed off her performance on ‘Pee-wee Playhouse’ said before an early clip and a discussion of her struggle with drugs.
“There is always hope in despair, there is always reason to return to the game and fight another day,” she said to applause.
Actor in a fake voting public service announcement has no disability but is ‘just stupid’.
“Just because you’re a fool doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice, so get out and vote,” the voiceover said.
“My stupid vote is as important as anyone else’s vote,” Lyon said.
“Sometimes more, like in my county,” Strong offered.
“I watched a channel and I was pissed off,” James Austin Johnson said.
Day and Lyonne portrayed the continuous-smoking radio announcer at Yankee Stadium in 1951, and after Lyonne took methamphetamine for a cold, the broadcast was taken up several notches.
“Cold medicine” causes Lyonne’s character to mistake the infield pop-up for a home run, and gossip about the player’s wife and alcohol problems.
“How on earth did baseball’s ugliest bastard, Joe Joe DiMaggio, block so wide? [Marylin Monroe]? ‘ she asked.
“You know he’s Italian. Italians aren’t even white.”
The broadcast quickly moved to Johnson’s ad man, who was promoting “Mitchum, the Merchant’s Scotch”.
Thompson plays a bandleader whose stage presence is overshadowed by personal revelations from his harmonica player (Lyon), who is also his landlord and roommate.
Andrew Dismookes recounts his 20th high school reunion in the grave after revealing he was killed by a classmate who was also with the inventor of fentanyl, Capitol thugs and pornography The stars clashed.
On “Update,” fake anchor Colin Jost joked that Taylor Swift dug up her failed celebrity relationships for lyrical content during her commencement address at NYU.
“Because college is like breaking up with Taylor Swift, and you still pay for it decades later.”
Co-anchor Michael Che previews Donald Trump’s new book on election fraud.
“It will contain 8,000 commas and no periods,” Che said.
In a bizarre “Dallas” meets “Bernie’s Weekend” ’80s skit, Heidi Gardner shoots and kills her misogynistic boss (Lyon) before meeting shareholders Armison and Day.
Gardner’s colleagues Strong and Ego Nwodim then tried to manipulate the feeble boss so his business partners wouldn’t notice he was dead.
An ad touting “grey adult braids” for women of a certain age features Kyle Mooney as a sculptor who lives in the woods and has a harem of older hippie women who haven’t updated their hairstyles.
“You are unique, you love art, and you want people to see you and say ‘get it,'” the ad said.
After the indie pop group performed their songs “Be Sweet” and “Paprika,” Japanese breakfast singer Michelle Zauner led the crunchy chorus to end the skit.
Masked actors hug each other in ‘Goodnight/Closing Theme’, no mention of McKinnon, Davidson or others report Outgoing actors Kobe and Mooney.
“Have a great summer,” Lyon said.