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‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Fred Armisen Closes Out the Season With a Little Help from Former Cast Members

Fred Armisen for the win. The Saturday Night Live alum hosted the season finale of the hit sketch comedy show on Saturday, May 21, and brought a few of his old pals back to help say adieu.

Armisen, 49, kicked off the night with a monologue about a monologue — more specifically, his faux one-man show, titled Love From New York, I Did Saturdays Right.

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In it, he goes over-the-top and gets emotional delivering a hilariously self-important recounting of how he first got his start on SNL. (In real life, the Portlandia star was a cast member on the show between 2002 and 2013.)

Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen performs his opening monologue on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 21, 2016.

Other highlights from the night included his turn as insufferable girlfriend Regine, with Jason Sudeikis lending a heavy assist as Regine’s smitten boyfriend, as well as a spoof on Robin Williams’ classic role in Dead Poets Society.

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The sketch, titled “Farewell Mr. Bunting,” was a near word-for-word re-creation of the famous last scene from the 1989 film, down to the desktop declarations of “O Captain! My Captain!” — with a twist.

Andy Samberg made a surprise cameo on the show with a hilarious Lonely Island digital short about a woman with a sexual fetish involving Osama bin Laden.

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And Larry David reprised his role as a spot-on Bernie Sanders ballroom dancing with Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) in the cold open for the night.

Saturday Night Live will return in the fall, though the season 42 premiere date has yet to be announced.

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