Those who watch Saturday Night Live, may get a dose of the cast singing Goodbye Butthole Eyes to the tune of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at the end of tonight’s show. Because Pete Davidson is FINALLY leaving along with longtime SNL MVP Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant (NooooOOnnnn!), and Kyle Mooney, better known as the dude who plays Baby Yoda. Deadline says that at the end of tonight’s 47th season finale, which will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne, all four will take their final bows…. before Lorne Michaels comes out to remind them that they signed over their sooooouuuuls to him and they can’t leave ever!
The View has been joked about on Saturday Night Live since the Cheri Oteri days, but SNL was really able to get some sketch comedy mileage out of its recent seasons. Aka, the seasons in which The View was basically a daytime TV version of the Thunderdome, in which Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and Ana Navarro enter, and only Meghan McCain’s bloated sense of entitlement leaves. Meghan has been parodied on SNL plenty of times, and she recently let everyone know that she did NOT think it was very funny.
A few months ago, it was rumored that five major cast members were done with Saturday Night Live, and wouldn’t be returning for the show’s upcoming 47th season. Those five cast members included: Pete Davidson, Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kenan Thompson wouldn’t be back. All of them had moments in the season 46 finale that kind of made it seem like they were saying goodbye. But the internet gossips were wrong. As it turns out, SNL will be losing Beck Bennett instead. Pete, start lifting weights and guzzling protein shakes – someone needs to pick up the shirtless slack left vacant by Beck’s absence.
It has been said many times that to know Lorne Michaels is to study Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil character. And I know Lorne Michaels isn’t saying goodbye to Saturday Night Live cast members by unceremoniously firing them into space or dropping them into a tank filled with laser-equipped sharks. The reality is probably more of an emotionless handshake and asking if you need instructions on where to return your NBC security pass. But Lorne doesn’t want to do any of that this year. According to Variety, Lorne is desperate to keep several veteran cast members on for the 47th season, and beyond.
Pete Davidson, Who Might Be One Of Several Exiting Cast Members, Dragged Chrissy Teigen On “Saturday Night Live”
“Stay cool” isn’t just a cute suggestion on Pete Davidson’s sweatshirt. When Pete dropped by the Weekend Update desk on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, he delivered a joke about Chrissy Teigen that was so ice cold, the logo on his sweatshirt could double as a promise. And previously when Pete has cracked a joke about real people, they sometimes get upset enough that Pete is then forced to deliver an awkward on-air mea culpa about it next to the person he dragged for laughs. But if internet rumors and speculation turn out to be correct, then we’ll never see Chrissy forcing a smile as she accepts a live apology from Pete next season. Because Saturday’s show was the final episode of the 46th season, and sources believe it was the end of Pete’s tenure as a cast member. And joining him might be Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson.
For Some Reason, Elon Musk Will Host “Saturday Night Live,” And Some Of The Cast Might Not Be Too Excited About It
Over the weekend, it was revealed that billionaire car salesman Elon Musk would be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, which makes almost zero sense to anyone familiar with the concept of the show. Because SNL is a live sketch comedy show, and one could argue that Elon is only funny in an accidental way. But still, we don’t know what was running through Lorne Michaels’ head when he decided that Elon Musk was qualified to host on May 8. Among those seriously questioning Lorne’s judgment might be a few people who could possibly have to act opposite Elon in sketches.