As pansexual pop star Miley Cyrus opened the 41st season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live with a rendition of the standard “My Way,” an array of the past summer’s most controversial — and in some cases, widely-despised — figures joined her onstage to hopefully bid adieu not only to summer but to headlining news stories. Among them are such trifles as the beef between rappers Drake and Meek Mill, Ariana Grande’s “Donutgate,” and Lenny Kravtz’ wardrobe malfunction to the more perplexing like transracial poster girl Rachel Dolezal (where’s she been, btw?) to the deadly serious such as Walter Palmer, the big game-hunting dentist, as well as Pope Francis and his antigay pal Kim Davis. As much as we wish it weren’t true, our intuition tells us we haven’t heard the end of those last two.
Watch these folks take what we hope are their final bows below.