The finale of Saturday Night Live season 47 saw Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney all sign off for the final time, but Mooney curiously didn't get a proper goodbye.

While Davidson and McKinnon have been rumored off and on to be leaving soon for the last several SNL seasons, and Davidson confirmed a while back

Mooney joined the Saturday Night Live cast in 2013, being part of the roster for nearly a decade. That's nothing to scoff at,

as many talented people failed to last even close to that long in the fast-paced world of SNL, including one-season SNL alum Robert Downey Jr.

After such a long run, it was naturally assumed that Mooney would get some kind of memorable sendoff. Sadly, that wasn't the case.

One factor may be that despite his comedic gifts, McKinnon, the often divisive Pete Davidson, and Bryant are all bigger stars than Mooney outside the Saturday Night Live bubble.

McKinnon has starred in a number of movies like Ghostbusters and The Spy Who Dumped Me, while Davidson appeared in The Suicide Squad and The King of Staten Island.

He definitely should not be punished for that, but it was also likely harder for Michaels to justify cutting a McKinnon, Davidson, or Bryant sketch.