Ben Affleck, Bill Hader
While not the most memorable episode of the season, the Saturday Night Live finale was important for a number of reasons. Not only did it mark the last episode with Bill Hader, but if reports are true, it was the last with Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis as well. The finale also marked host Ben Affleck's induction into The Five Timer's Club, which wasn't nearly as glamorous as the Argo director expected.
During Affleck's opening monologue, he quickly realized that his initiation was not going to be like what Justin Timberlake had experienced a few months earlier. Instead of Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and a handful of other notorious five-timers, Affleck received Bobby Moynihan in a 5 T-shirt (which Affleck couldn't even have).
The actor had fun with the lack of fanfare, but all that joviality turned into cringe-worthy awkwardness when his wife Jennifer Garner took the stage to defend Affleck's "marriage is work" Oscars speech. We're sure it was meant to be playful and fun, but the bit is a must-watch for entirely different reasons.
You know what is always fun though? Amy Poehler. The Parks and Recreation star returned to her Weekend Update seat alongside Seth Meyers, where the pair had a little fun with the IRS scandal. Their comfortable rapport only made our demand for another Poehler cameo before Meyers' departure next fall that much pressing.
Soon, Poehler and Meyers were joined by Weekend Update's City Correspondent Stefon, who introduced us to one last of New York's hottest club (Pants, located on the fake street from Seinfeld). Upon hearing that Stefon was leaving to get married, Meyers followed his heart and went to stop his wedding, Graduate-style ... to Anderson Cooper? Yup, that's right. Stefon was marrying the 360 host in front of all of New York's hottest clubgoers (music by DJ Baby Bok Choy).
Kanye West, who made his dislike for skits publicly known, stuck to music, debuting two new singles, "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead."
What did you think of the finale? Which cast member will you miss the most?