While there was no fancy send-off or even any direct mention of their departure from the series, the pair of talent sketch comics got something subtle and somehow even more meaningful – an entire episode (and a season finale no less) that was basically dedicated to them.
Bayer or Moynihan (or both) appeared or starred in nearly every sketch of the night. Vanessa killed in one of SNL's funniest fake ads of the season, playing a wildly annoying socialite who is kept entertained by her boyfriend when he gives her a diamond-encrusted Fidget Spinner.
Moynihan's choicest role came playing a professional wrestler Trashyard Mutt, who is shooting a promo opposite his nemesis, Koko WatchOut (Dwayne Johnson), who takes their trash talking a little too far.
The true tribute to the stars' contributions to the popular sketch comedy series came during "Weekend Update," where Moynihan reprised his beloved (and reviled) character Drunk Uncle, while Bayer showed up as nervous, babbling meteorologist Dawn Lazarus, a character she just debuted two episodes ago.