The Top 5 “SNL” Departures

Kirsten Wiig’s emotional goodbye ranks among the best send offs of Saturday Night Live’s most popular cast members including Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell.

1. Kristen Wiig (2012)

Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire lead the cast in a stirring rendition of “Ruby Tuesday.”

2. Amy Poehler (2008)

Amy announces her departure during Weekend Update. But it wasn’t all tears thanks to Fred Armisen.

3. Jimmy Fallon (2004)

Jimmy breaks in his final sketch, a cover of ‘Summer Nights’ from Grease.

4. Will Ferrell (2002)

Will’s final farewell includes tributes from each cast member including a hilarious one from Tracy Morgan.

Update: The video previously posted was from the 2008-2009 season finale hosted by Will who covered ‘Goodnight to Saigon’ in the cameo-packed sketch.

5. Phil Hartman (1994)

A classic singalong for one of SNL’s greatest cast members.

(Thanks to for help with finding this video.)

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