The Dec. 17 episode of “Saturday Evening Stay” wasn’t simply the final episode of 2022, it doubled as a goodbye to longtime forged member Cecily Robust. Her exit was introduced on the official “SNL” Twitter previous to the episode’s premiere. “Tonight we ship off probably the greatest to ever do it. We’ll miss you, Cecily!” the tweet learn.
Robust first joined “SNL” in 2012, and shortly created quite a lot of memorable recurring characters together with The Lady You Want You Hadn’t Began a Dialog with at a Occasion and the robust Cathy Anne, who she made one last look as through the Weekend Replace phase. “I am slightly emo tonight, as a result of I am right here to say goodbye,” the “Schmigadoon!” star stated in-character to Michael Che. When Che requested her why she was leaving, she joked, “seems, jail.”
Tonight we ship off probably the greatest to ever do it. We’ll miss you, Cecily! pic.twitter.com/zsoGfw8SdP
— Saturday Evening Stay – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 18, 2022
She went on to guarantee Che that she can be simply nice since she already had “buddies on the within and so they appear to be doing OK.” At that time, an image of Season 47 departing forged members Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon sporting orange jumpsuits appeared onscreen.
From there, Robust let her character slip barely as she bid the present farewell. “I had an excellent run, I imply, I met you,” Robust stated to Che. “And Colin [Jost], do not you suppose I forgot about you. Here is an image of you and me doing Replace collectively.”
She continued, “Everyone has to go to jail sooner or later, and it is simply my time now, however I really feel actually fortunate that I received to spend so lots of the greatest moments of my life with these those that I really like a lot.”
Later within the episode, host Austin Butler joined Kenan Thompson and the remainder of the forged in serenading Robust with a rendition of “Blue Christmas.” Thompson, who stays the present’s longest working forged member, sang, “You may be doing all proper each Saturday night time. However we’ll all have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.”
Whereas Robust is the primary “SNL” forged member to exit season 48, the tip of season 47 noticed quite a lot of excessive profile exits from the sequence. Among the many forged members who lately left the present are Pete Davidson, Bryant, McKinnon, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor, amongst others. Remaining forged members embrace Thompson, Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Mikey Day, and Bowen Yang.