CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

People Magazine reports:

Kate McKinnon has officially departed Saturday Night Live after 10 years. The actress and comedian, 38, bid farewell to the late-night comedy sketch series over the weekend during the Natasha Lyonne-hosted season finale. McKinnon first appeared during the episode’s cold open, in the fan-favorite “Close Encounter” sketch, where she reprised her role of Miss Rafferty, a woman abducted by aliens who experiences a much different ordeal than her fellow abductees.

After McKinnon’s character detailed what went down during her alien abduction, two government agents told her that she must go with the extraterrestrials “permanently.” As McKinnon then stood on the alien spacecraft, she said her goodbyes, which were from both her character, as well as from herself as a star on SNL. “Well, Earth, I love you. Thanks for letting me stay a while,” McKinnon said, getting emotional.

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