After 12 years on Saturday Night Live and eight as the face of Weekend Update, Seth Meyers’ final farewell this weekend was a little on the weak side. Even appearances by SNL veterans Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg and Seth’s swoonworthy dimples just weren’t enough to save us from the string of mediocre jokes from his last Weekend Update with Cecily Strong.
Hader returned as his classic Weekend Update character, Stefon, Seth’s husband, and drew the first few big laughs of the segment. Strong got choked up during her farewell speech, which tugged at our heartstrings for a short-lived moment. In true SNL fashion, they weren’t going to let it end on a sad note.
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Samberg emerged and belted out a painfully shaky verse of ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ by Boyz II Men. At that point, the women in the audience got the tingles in funny places and forgot why they were there in the first place.
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Seth said his teary-eyed thank yous and goodbyes before turning it over to Strong one last time. It wasn’t a picture perfect ending. Expectations were high from the guy who gave us zingers like “Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Chris Humphries, her husband of three episodes,” and “If Donald Trump wants to talk about Obama’s birth certificate, what do I care? But if he loves America so much, why does he keep outsourcing the job of his wife?”
It might not have been the send off we had hoped for but hopes are still high for his Late Night takeover, starting on February 24.
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