The world has been doing their very best to cope with the death of Prince, the icon, the legend and the coolest motherf*cker to ever live.
The odes to Prince are no where near over and on Saturday night, the infamous Saturday Night Live took their turn. In an hour long tribute to Prince titled Goodbye Sweet Prince, it opened with former cast member Jimmy Fallon wearing a purple paisley tie while delivering an emotional and heartfelt monologue dedicated to the late icon.
Fallon and Dave Chapelle were responsible for getting Prince to preform at the now legendary SNL 40 party. It was said that for his generation, only Michael, Madonna and Prince would achieve the iconic status that only The Beatles and Elvis had achieved from the previous generation.
In the episode, Fallon, naturally, cracked funny jokes about Prince and how he got down saying:
“Times have changed, styles have come and gone, but no matter what, Prince has never not been cool. Fashion, music, every single thing. You couldn’t take your eyes off him. I mean, he had his own color. Who has their own color? He owns purple. You can’t just pick a color and go, ‘that’s my thing.'”
The special also includes rare Prince footage from his four times on the show including his first time in 1981 when he preformed “Party Up” at only 22 years old. It also includes several sketches where SNL’s Fred Armisen appeared as Prince.
Watch the tribute below to laugh and cry at the same time.