Tonight is the last rerun before SNL embarks on a brand new season, and the perfect pick for the last repeat episode is the Season 41 Finale hosted by SNL Alum Fred Armisen. Armisen had a killer ten year run as a writer and castmember with the series and has had a tremendous career ever since, with a steady gig as Seth Meyer’s bandleader on Late Night, the amazing IFC series Documentary Now! in its second season, and appearing in so many movies.
The season finale helmed by Armisen was one of the better episodes of Season 41 with Armisen’s bizarre monologue easily being the highlight of the episode, and a highlight of the season. He set up the monologue as an excerpt from his fictional one man show, “Love From New York, I Did Saturday’s Right” about how being on Saturday Night Live changed his life.
Armisen also stars in a sketch about a space disaster where the team can only save one crewmember, and Armisen gets picked to take the only escape pod to safety, a weird rendition of America the Beautiful, and a great sketch with a surprise appearance from Jason Sudeikis as Armisen’s girlfriend. Armisen’s Portlandia collaborator Carrie Brownstein made an appearance for a sketch, Maya Rudolph joins Weekend Update for the episode, and Larry David shows up for one last Bernie Sanders cold open. Rounding out the former castmember appearances, Andy Samberg has a new song, Finest Girl.
Also you’ll get to see final performances from departing cast members Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnistky, and Taran Killam.
Next week, Saturday Night Live returns Live, with the Season 42 premiere on October 1. Margot Robbie will host hot off her appearance as Harley Quinn in this Summer’s hit movie, Suicide Squad. We’ll also have three new castmembers and a few new writers to check out– Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor, plus new writer Julio Torres so be sure to tune in.