Here Are 10 Sketches That Prove Why Leslie Jones Leaving SNL Is Such a Bummer

Leslie Jones is leaving Saturday Night Live after a memorable five-year run. The unexpected news came just before the sketch comedy show kicks off its 45th season on Sept. 28. Though Jones is reportedly exiting SNL to focus on her upcoming projects, including a forthcoming Netflix stand-up special, many fans were still saddened to hear about her departure.

Jones initially joined the show as a writer in 2014, but after several hysterical Weekend Update segments, she was promoted to the cast. Her booming personality, raunchy jokes, and love of Game of Thrones quickly made her a fan-favorite. She would also go on to earn Emmy nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series in both 2017 and 2018.

Well, it certainly was fun while it lasted. Watch some of her best SNL moments ahead.

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New Annie

In this sketch tied to the 2014 Annie remake, Jones absolutely nailed it as an overconfident 43-year-old orphan.

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Weekend Update: Leslie Jones on Alabama's Abortion Ban

Jones went in on Alabama's near-total abortion ban in one of her more passionate Weekend Update segments. Come for Jones assigning herself a Handmaid's Tale name, and stay for her many vivid descriptions of the senators who voted for HB314.

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Ghost Chasers

While her fellow cast members played it pretty straight, Jones was hysterical as the most unconvincing supernatural skeptic in this Ghost Hunters spoof.

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Love and Leslie

Jones and fellow cast member Kyle Mooney detail their blossoming romance in one of the greatest romantic comedies of our time.

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Naked and Afraid: Celebrity Edition

The Game of Thrones superfan was the perfect person for this nearly NSFW Naked and Afraid spoof with Peter Dinklage, who she repeatedly refers to as Tyrion.

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Weekend Update: Leslie Jones on Being Hacked

Cybersecurity was a major topic of discussion leading up to the 2016 Election, but, as someone who keeps her porn in a folder labeled "porn," Jones was unbothered.

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The Raunchiest Miss Rita

Midge is no match for Jones's uninhibited Rita in this Marvelous Mrs. Maisel spoof. A star was born!

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House Hunters

It's seriously impressive how Jones and Liev Schreiber managed to keep a straight face in this absolutely bonkers sketch.

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Leslie Wants to Play Trump

Should Alec Baldwin ever have wanted to stop playing Donald Trump, Jones was ready. The best part? Her impression is actually pretty spot-on.

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Katz' Deli

The second you get the gist of this When Harry Met Sally-inspired sketch, you'll hardly be able to wait for Jones's attempt at the film's famous fake orgasm. Trust us: it does not disappoint.