ended the season finale of "Saturday Night Live
" with her fan-favorite and heavily liquored impression of Fox News
host Jeanine Pirro
, leaving a wine-drenched Colin Jost
in her wake.
During the Anya Taylor-Joy-hosted episode, Strong’s Pirro joined “Weekend Update
” co-anchors Jost and Michael Che
to remind everyone that, yes, you can still catch her show “a full hour before the nursing homes turn off the TV in the lobby” and that she isn’t leaving.
Strong slurred her way through describing a recent stop in Mar-a-Lago
, as she proceeded to douse Jost in liquid by punctuating each of her erratic rants with a flick of the wrist.
“It’s like being on a cruise ship that’s permanently docked in the hottest part of Florida
, in between two classy strip clubs — you know, where the gals wear ballgowns,” she said of Trump
’s sprawling estate. “There’s an endless buffet of rubbery shrimp, and the air smells like a bathroom stall freshly sprayed with Poo-Pourri.”
Strong's Pirro then weighed in on President Joe Biden
and Vice President Kamala Harris
policies, telling Jost, "Even as I watch our beautiful country get overrun by a gang of MS-13's angriest Mexican lesbians, I'm still standing strong because I've always done it my way."
So began what could be Strong's final episode of "SNL
She swiveled out of her chair and onto the desk, belting out a rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," all the while pelting her co-star with impressive accuracy.
Soon after, stagehands brought out a large glass box of red wine for her, and Strong dove right in, completely soaking herself and Jost before delivering her final refrain.
has yet to announce which cast members will return to the show next year, this weekend's episode, which featured heartfelt tributes and emotional send-offs, had many fans speculating that heavy-hitters like Strong might be leaving.
The Emmy-nominated comedian
, who has appeared on the late-night sketch show for nine seasons, has yet to confirm whether this was her final appearance, but fans took to social media
to praise her work
on the show anyway.
Cecily Strong's Emmy reel can be found here: pic.twitter.com/EvZSQLsLum — Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) May 23, 2021
I hope she stays, but if this is Cecily Strong's swan song on #SNL, what a way to go out pic.twitter.com/MYgKMlgYpg — Anthony (@AnAntLife) May 23, 2021
Cecily Strong as Judge Box o' Wine Jeanine Pirro is flawless. pic.twitter.com/MlR5z9BVfU — BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 23, 2021
Cecily Strong has been the backbone of snl for many years, and it's bittersweet to know such an amazing performer is leaving #SNLFinale pic.twitter.com/gHOlGhONx1 — (@NWODIMNAYA) May 23, 2021