The Best Weekend Update Skits Of All Time

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This week, we found out that Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong will be joining Seth Myers as a regular Weekend Update segment host, and we couldn’t be more excited. 29-year-old Strong has been one of the, well, strongest new cast members, creating hilarious, memorable characters like Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party, and Kira, host of Girlfriends Talk Show.

The comedian has big shoes to fill — after all, the coveted anchor spot has been held by a litany of incredible talents, including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Jimmy Fallon. So, to celebrate her new gig, we’ve put together a few of our favorite past Weekend Update moments. Take a look, and share your favorites in the comments!

When Tina Met Amy
Is there anything better than the glory days of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, together? Not really. For proof, check out this clip of the pair’s very first ever Weekend Update together.

Saying Farewell To Jimmy Fallon
Not so much a typical Update sketch, the Grease-themed Jimmy Fallon sendoff from 2004 features the entire cast doing a song-and-dance number — and a memorable accidental boob touch.

Stefon And Seth’s True Love
The final Weekend Update of the 2012 season featured cast member Bill Hader reprising his bizarre nightclub impresario character Stefon one last time — and a dramatic race to the altar, too.

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The Joke Off
In a historic meeting of past Update anchors, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey stopped by Seth Myers’ desk for a joke-off. The 2011 episode featured Poehler and Myers teaming up against Fallon and Fey for comedic supremacy.

Bonus Round: Here’s Cecily doing her amazing Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party character.



Bonus Round, Take Two: And, here’s Strong and Vanessa Bayer as former porn stars shilling for Moet & Chandon.