But Pete isn’t the only SNL cast member who said goodbye in the season 47 finale. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney also took their final bows, as did Kate McKinnon, who reprised one of her most beloved characters, Mrs. Rafferty, for the show’s cold open.
Since 2015, Kate’s character Mrs. Rafferty has been known for her hilarious alien abduction survival stories—all told in explicit detail—that are so funny they’ve made even Ryan Gosling break character in the past.
This time was no exception as she hilariously explained being “yanked skyward by some kind of claw machine” in her underwear and eventually landing half-naked in Citi Field during a Mets game after her extraterrestrial encounter.
At the end of the sketch, Kate’s character agreed to live amongst the aliens permanently. As she boarded the ship, the actress became emotional as she gave a brief wave and shared, “Well, Earth, I love ya. Thanks for letting me stay awhile. Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”
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