Here's How Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, And Kyle Mooney Said Goodbye To "SNL"

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The Kate McKinnon/Aidy Bryant/Kyle Mooney era of Saturday Night Live has ended.

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The three SNL veterans are officially leaving the show, along with Pete Davidson.

Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, and Aidy Bryant doing a sketch on "SNL"

Kate and Aidy have both been on the show for 10 years, and Kyle for 9. Kate is also the first cast member to win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy on the show, and she has two of 'em.

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This is obviously a big deal, so here's how they said goodbye to the show:

Kyle revived his role as Brad Dates, the long suffering keyboardist of the Treece Henderson Trio.

Natasha Lyonne, Kenan Thompson, and Kyle Mooney during a sketch on "SNL"

SNL hadn't done this sketch in over two years, so I have to imagine they brought it back specifically for Kyle.

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Aidy did one last Weekend Update segment with Bowen Yang, as two "trend forecasters."

Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang as Trend Forecasters on "SNL"

They only started doing this bit three months ago, but Aidy and Bowen's recurring delivery of "GO TO BED, BITCH" made it instantly iconic. Gone too soon 😢.

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Kate bid farewell to one of her most beloved characters, Ms. Rafferty from the "Alien Encounter" sketches. Her goodbye was the first tearjerking moment of the night.

Kate McKinnon as Ms. Rafferty on "SNL"

Kate has a million memorable characters, but Ms. Rafferty is probably the most deserving of a happy ending after all her suffering.

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Finally, the last sketch of the night (and their final sketch on the show) saw Kate and Aidy playing a pair of eccentric middle-aged women once again.

Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon during a sketch on "SNL"

They've done it a million times, and we can only hope they do it again in future non-SNL projects.

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Their commercial for "grey adult pigtails" featured several other cast members and host Natasha Lyonne, and ended with the revelation that they were all in a polyamorous relationship with Richard (played by Kyle).

Screen shots of a skit on "SNL," ending with the women saying, "Richard!!!!"
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Finally, they sang a few lines from Joni Mitchell's "The Circle Game," which I can imagine they chose for their last sketch because it's a song about the passage of time.

Various "SNL" cast members during a sketch.

That's Michelle Zauner from Japanese Breakfast, this week's musical guest, playing guitar in the front.

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You can watch the whole farewell sketch (and maybe cry a little bit) right here: