Bobby Moynihan made the most of his final Saturday Night Live episode by playing his classic Drunk Uncle character one last time during this weekend’s “Weekend Update” segment. This time, the Drunk Uncle gave his thoughts on the past year.
Moynihan announced earlier in the week that he would be ending his run on SNL after a CBS pilot he made was picked up to series. He will star in Me, Myself & I, a sitcom about one man in three important parts of his life. John Larroquette also stars.
Moynihan joined SNL back in 2008 and made a mark a the hilarious Drunk Uncle character on “Weekend Update.” He also played other silly characters and frequently played Brian Kilmeade in Fox & Friends parodies.
“Tomorrow is our last show together. It breaks my heart,” fellow SNL castmember Pete Davidson wrote on Instagram. “When I became a cast member you were really there for me and such a pal. I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without you. Over the past few years we’ve become great friends and I’m honored to have met you and have you in my life. You’re one of the funniest people I know and I’ll never forget the time we spent together on floor 17. Well wishes and continued success. I love you.”
Here is one of the best “Drunk Uncle” sketches, when Peter Dinklage also appeared with the character. We’re going to miss him.
Back in a 2014 interview with TimeOut New York, Moynihan joked that the Drunk Uncle would die on SNL. Thankfully, he didn’t do that this weekend.
“Drunk Uncle is the opposite of Stefon. He’s so dark. The only way to finish it is just that he’s dead. He’s going to die on ‘Update,’ and that’s it,” Moynihan said. He also said he was happy that the first time he played the character wasn’t a bomb.
“I watch it now, and there’s a couple of seconds when I think, I don’t remember doing that crazy thing, I don’t know who that is,” Moynihan said in 2014. “But that’s when I feel I did a good job. I think I’ve done it about 10 or 11 times now. It’s getting to that territory of, How do you end it? Every time I do one, I think, At least it didn’t bomb, because I didn’t want to go out on a bad one.”