'SNL' All-Stars Return for Seth Meyers Sendoff (Video)

Weekend Update alums and a few others showed up for the veteran's final show, which saw him choke back tears as he said goodbye.
From left; Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg and Cecily Strong

Saturday Night Live knows how to pay tribute to one of its own.

An all-star lineup of SNL alums showed up to give an emotional sendoff to Seth Meyers, who is departing the show to take over NBC's Late Night.

Among the stars who made surprise appearances during Weekend Update: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader (as Stefon), Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen.

"We are so proud of you. You've been the heart of this show for over a decade," said Poehler.

Added Stefon: "You're like the Sting of SNL – because it takes you 12 years to finish."

Stefon got territorial when Cecily Strong, Meyers co-anchor this season, told Meyers how much she'd miss him.

"You barely know him!" yelled Stefon.

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After a brief appearance from Samberg, Meyers' voice shook and he choked back tears as he said goodbye.

"I just want to say being out here with my co-anchors and my dear friend and my husband is the perfect way to end," Meyers said. "This is the job I've always wanted. I've had the best time and I've met the best people."

He went on to thank the crew and SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels before signing off.

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Meyers, who joined SNL in 2001, makes his Late Night hosting debut Feb. 24. He is the longest-serving member in the current cast, and his departure will leave that distinction to Kenan Thompson, who made his debut in 2003.

Read a full recap of this week's SNL here.

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