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Austin Butler Serenades Cecily Strong During Last SNL Show: Look + Listen

On December 17, during her final Saturday Night Live show, Cecily Strong received a heartfelt singing sendoff by Elvis star Austin Butler.

The longtime SNL cast member, whose departure from the longest running comedy sketch series in TV was announced earlier in the day, appeared in a skit titled “Blue Christmas” in which she portrays a RadioShack employee who’s leaving the company after 11 years.

“As some of you know, this is Cecily’s last day working at RadioShack after eight incredible years,” said SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, who plays the store’s manager. The actress quickly corrects him stating that she’s actually worked at the company for 11 years. “I know, and eight of them were incredible,” Thompson replies. 

To celebrate her final day on the job, Kenan announces that RadioShack has hired a “casual” Elvis Presley impersonator for the special occasion, adding “Unfortunately, the costume was extra and we chose not to spring for that.”

Austin Butler, SNL’s guest host, then steps out, dressed in a black leather jacket with a white T-shirt with blue jeans and serenades Strong with a worthy rendition of Presley’s holiday classic “Blue Christmas.” He’s later joined by Thompson and fellow SNL cast members Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Bowen Yang and others.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Eva Rinaldi