Austin Butler, Aka ‘Casual Elvis,’ Serenaded Cecily Strong On Her Final Day At ‘SNL’
During her final day at Saturday Night Live on December 17, Cecily Strong was given a heartfelt send-off by Elvis star Austin Butler.
The longtime SNL cast member, whose departure from the NBC comedy series was announced earlier in the day, appeared in “Blue Christmas,” a sketch in which she portrays a RadioShack employee who is leaving the company after 11 years.
“As some of you know, today is Cecily’s last day at RadioShack after eight incredible years,” Kenan Thompson, who plays the store’s manager on SNL, tells a group of her coworkers.
Strong quickly corrects her boss, informing him that she has been with the company for 11 years. “I know, and eight of them were amazing,” Thompson responds.
Thompson announces that RadioShack has hired a “casual” Elvis Presley impersonator to commemorate her last day. “Unfortunately, the costume was an extra cost that we chose not to pay,” he says.
Then, dressed in a black leather jacket, a white T-shirt, and blue jeans, host Butler steps out to serenade the audience with a worthy rendition of Elvis Presley’s holiday classic “Blue Christmas.” Thompson and other SNL cast members Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Bowen Yang, and others later join him.
Watch the “Blue Christmas” sketch from Saturday Night Live below, and watch the entire episode on Hulu here. You can currently sign up for a 30-day free trial of the streaming service here. The show is also available for live streaming on Peacock.
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