Sir Mick Jagger brought the poise expected of a British knight and the flash expected of a rock legend as host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live's season finale. Jagger performed four times-with Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and twice with Arcade Fire. Watch him perform a medley of gems with Dave Grohl and the boys:
They were all terrific, but it was his last performance that packed the biggest punch, because it marked what was likely Kristen Wiig's final appearance on the SNL stage as a regular cast member. Wiig had been rumored to be leaving SNL after this season, and the night's final sketch appeared to confirm those rumors. It featured Jagger as a school head at a graduation ceremony. He called Wiig up (who took "seven years to graduate") to serenade her with an Arcade Fire-assisted rendition of "She's a Rainbow" and "Ruby Tuesday."