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Monday
May202013

Bill Hader Says Goodbye to "Saturday Night Live"

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Bill Hader bade farewell to Saturday Night Live over the weekend with one final appearance from his signature character, Stefon.

For the season finale of the NBC sketch comedy show, the "city correspondent" joined Seth Meyers and guest anchor and ex-SNL star Amy Poehler at the "Weekend Update" desk.  Eventually Stefon declared that Meyers does not respect him and that he was running away to marry someone who does.

With some prompting from Poehler, Meyers ran after Stefon, discovering him at the altar of a church with Anderson Cooper.  It was basically a spoof of The Graduate -- aside from the fact that the wedding guests included ALF, the Smurfs, and an assortment of other random fictional characters.

Hader also appeared in the final sketch, which signaled the possible end of Fred Armisen's run on SNL.  The two, along with Jason Sudeikis -- also rumored to be leaving the show -- and Taran Killam, resurrected their fake British rock band The Bizarros for a performance featuring guests such as Armisen's Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein and the Sex Pistols' Steve Jones.

Armisen opened the performance by saying, "Well, look it's our last night here."  Hader added, "But we're going to keep playing together."

The season finale was hosted by Ben Affleck, who in his monologue poked fun at the fact that, while accepting the best picture Oscar for Argo this year, he referred to how he and his wife Jennifer Garner were "working" on their marriage.  The actress herself joined him on stage as they attempted to clarify the comment.

Garner said she wasn't sure why Affleck shared his thoughts on their marriage to a billion Oscar viewers worldwide, noting that she would've called their relationship "a gift," not "work."

Affleck then said, "I want to tell you how I wish I had ended that speech, OK?  I couldn’t do any of the things I do without you, without your support.  You’re my angel, my life, and my world.”

Garner then pointed out that he was reading off of a cue card.

Affleck told his wife he loved her.  She responded by kissing him and saying, "You're a lot of work."

Kanye West was the musical guest, performing two new songs.

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