Yearly Departed: In Memoriam for 2020

Christina Aguilera in Yearly Departed. Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

While Yearly Departed featured a top-notch roast, a special musical sequence included everything we said goodbye to in 2020.

The biggest surprise of all, and spoiler alert to anybody who didn’t watch yet: Christina Aguilera sings “I Will Remember You” during the In Memoriam tribute to everything we said goodbye to in 2020.  This sequence is no different than the Oscar or Emmy telecasts.  Unfortunately, you have to be paying special attention to see everything that is on the list.  To nobody’s surprise, we cannot end the year without another dig at Quibi.  They tried but it’s hard to launch a short-form streaming service during a pandemic.  How are people going to watch on their phones when people should not be riding public transit?

Host Phoebe Robinson hands the microphone over to Christina Aguilera just after the 39 minute mark.  The musician sits at the piano before making her way to the podium.

2020 – In Memoriam

  • Hugs
  • Vacations
  • The Name “Karen”
  • Common Sense
  • Burning Man
  • Handshakes
  • Cruises
  • Wearing a Bra
  • JK Rowling’s Career
  • Most Statues
  • Melania’s Prenup
  • House Parties
  • Water Fountains
  • Armie Hammer’s Marriage
  • Paleo
  • Keto
  • Juice Cleanses
  • Going to the Movies
  • Going to a Show
  • Going to a Concert
  • Going to a Bar
  • Going Anywhere
  • Office Birthdays
  • Water Cooler Chitchat
  • Business Casual
  • Outfits
  • Potlucks
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Caroling
  • The 5 Second Rule
  • Sweating on Strangers
  • Petting Other People’s Dogs
  • Fondue, Sharing Fries
  • Mingling
  • Shopping
  • Flirting
  • Long Distance Relationships
  • The Bus
  • Chivalry
  • Saunas
  • Hotel Jacuzzis
  • Prom
  • Rudy Giuliani’s Career
  • Ivanka’s Friendships
  • Motivation
  • Quibi
  • Fun

Don’t forget to sit through the credits to see how they put the special together!

DIRECTOR:  Linda Mendoza
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Bess Kalb, Rachel Brosnahan, Paige Simpson, Samantha Ressler, Nathalie Love, Katy Mullan, and David Jammy
FEATURING:  Rachel Brosnahan, Tiffany Haddish, Patti Harrison, Natasha Leggero, Natasha Rothwell, Ziwe, Sarah Silverman, and Phoebe Robinson
MUSICAL GUEST:  Christina Aguilera

Yearly Departed is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.


Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.