All year, SNL viewers have had one burning question on their minds. And tonight, we finally got an answer: So that is what Chris Kattan looks like now.
Oh, also: Kristen Wiig really is exiting the show. I hate to see her go, but loved watching her leave — that concluding sendoff sketch might have been the sweetest thing on Saturday Night Live since Steve Martin said goodbye to Gilda Radner.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. The Kristen Wiig Farewell Tour kicked off with a Lawrence Welk Show reprise that gave Wiig’s tiny-handed Dooneese one last time to shine (at least, until Wiig returns as a guest host). Though this sketch has been well and truly run into the ground since its first appearance in 2008, Wiig’s commitment always makes it work — and last night, she got an extra boost from surprise guest Jon Hamm as suave Italian crooner Gionni Prosciutto (a clever tweak on Jon Hamm’s John Ham). Watching these two make beautiful music together almost makes me wish their characters in Bridesmaids could have worked things out. Not watch this video? Now you’re just being fusilli: