Fred Armisen’s Punk Rock Goodbye To "SNL"

His parting gift to the world was to find a way to get members of Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and Sleater-Kinney on the Saturday Night Live” stage. Ian Rubbish forever!

1. Last night’s SNL was the last to feature Fred Armisen, who’s been a member of the cast for 11 seasons. His final sketch was a performance as his British punk rock alter ego Ian Rubbish.

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2. It was also the final sketch featuring Bill Hader, who is also departing from the show after 8 seasons.

“…but we’re gonna keep playin’ together.”

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3. It’s probably also Jason Sudeikis’ final appearance on the show too, though he hasn’t made an official announcement about it yet.

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4. For the second half of the song, Fred brought out a bunch of his coolest indie rock friends.

From the left, that’s Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols, Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag (and Portlandia!), J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr., and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth.

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5. You might find yourself choking up at the end, when Fred sings “It’s been alright / I’ve had a lovely night with you” for the last time.

Also, awwwwww, Carrie and Fred!

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