Kristen Wiig's SNL Farewell

Saturday night was the season finale of Saturday Night Live, which meant it was also the last episode with Kristen Wiig as a cast member. Like every person who's ever been a part of the show, she built a stable of characters, some of which were duds, some of which were problematic, and some of which were great. Unlike every person who's ever been a part of the show, some of her characters were truly brilliant. She's pretty much the only reason I still watch the show, and, when I discuss episodes with friends who still watch the show on Sundays, she's what we talk about.

There are people in the world who still think that women aren't funny. If you can watch Kristen Wiig and still say that shit, the problem is that you don't have a sense of humor.

Anyway. Here was her live farewell. Goodbye, Kristen Wiig! Thanks for all the laughs.

Video Description: Host Mick Jagger, playing a schoolmaster, intros a graduation premise. Kristen is called up and Arcade Fire sings "She's a Rainbow," as each cast member comes up one by one to dance with Wiig. About halfway through, Wiig begins to cry. She wipes her tears. Lorne Michaels comes out and dances with her, to huge applause. "Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday." Former cast members Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and Chris Kattan, as well as frequent host Steve Martin, join everyone onstage. Everyone dances and claps. They sing along, and on the line, "I'm gonna miss you" Wiig points at the audience.

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