‘Thank you, don’t go’: SNL bids farewell to Obama with moving ‘To Sir, With Love’ tribute
As America enters the Trump era, cast members from SNL bid a sad farewell to outgoing President Barack Obama with a moving version of ‘To Sir, With Love’ to end the show Saturday night.
Standing before a simple black and white portrait of the president, cast member Cecily Strong began the song made popular by pop singer Lulu in the 1967 film of the same name that starred Sidney Poitier as a black teacher in a rough and tumble British school.
Strong was then joined in harmonies by Sasheer Zamata and, as the song concluded, Strong held up a coffee mug, saying, “We got you a mug. It says ‘World’s Best President.'”
“Thank you, don’t go,” Zamata added.
Watch the video below via SNL: