Saturday marked the Season 39 finale of Saturday Night Live, but you would have never known it from the episode itself, which boasted best sketches that relied mostly on guest stars who were fixtures on previous seasons.
With Andy Samberg hosting, the blasts from the past continued with appearances by Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. We were shocked not to see a duet from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Highlights included a hilarious cold open lampooning the Solange-Jay Z-Beyonce Elevator Incident, the return of the Kissing Family, and not one, but two digital shorts. Check out the night's best sketches below:
Jay Z and Solange Cold Open: Finally we get the real story behind Jay Z and Solange's elevator tussle from Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) themselves, who provide an audio reenactment of the incident. Plus, Maya Rudolph's Beyonce impression is always a welcome addition to any sketch.
Andy Samberg Monologue: With his return to Studio 8H, Andy hopes to break the celebrity impressions record (23) set by his former colleague Bill Hader. He does so with the help of Seth Meyers, but then Hader launches a sneak attack to reclaim the top spot.
Weekend Update: Get in the Cage: In this "Peabody award-winning segment," Nicolas Cage (Samberg) sits down with Paul Rudd to discuss their latest projects.
Kissing Family: They're baaaack! The Vogelchecks make a triumphant, tongue-filled return to SNL, with guest appearances by Wiig, Hader, Rudd, Armisen and Rudolph.
Bvlgari: This time around, Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong's former porn-stars-turned-saleswomen are shilling for "Bivelgagi" watches. They get some help from their industry friends, twins Tweedle-Dee (Samberg) and Tweedle-Dong (Wiig).
What did you think of the SNL season finale? What were your favorite sketches — and did it make you miss the former cast members? Sound off in the comments — and check out Andy Samberg's Watchlist below: