On December 17, the “Elvis” actor gave Strong a “Blue Christmas” send-off.
On December 17, Cecily Strong’s final day at Saturday Night Live, Elvis performer Austin Butler gave her a moving farewell performance.
The veteran SNL cast member, whose departure from the NBC comedy programme was revealed earlier in the day, made an appearance in the “Blue Christmas” sketch, in which she plays an employee of RadioShack who is leaving the firm after 11 years.
The manager of the RadioShack store, played by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live, informs a group of Cecily’s coworkers, “As some of you know, this is Cecily’s last day working at RadioShack after eight amazing years.
Strong promptly informs her supervisor that she has in fact been employed by the organisation for 11 years. Thompson responds, “I know, and eight of them were amazing.
Thompson reveals that RadioShack has invited a “casual” Elvis Presley lookalike to perform for the occasion in honour of her last day. Unfortunately, the outfit was additional, so we decided against spending money on it.
The host then emerges, sporting a black leather jacket, a white T-shirt, and blue trousers, and serenades the crowd with a deserving performance of Presley’s holiday classic “Blue Christmas.” Thompson and other SNL cast members like Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Bowen Yang, and others later join him.
See SNL’s “Blue Christmas” skit below, and visit this link to watch the entire episode on Hulu. You may join up for a free 30-day trial of the streaming service here at the moment. On Peacock, the programme is also live streamed.