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The awesomeness that is Christopher Walken has graced the 'SNL' stage as a host seven times. Basically, if he wants to host, he's got a gig. Lorne Michaels likes him that much, and so do I. His monologues are always interesting, and his skits? Well, from 'The Continental' to the (now infamous) 'Behind the Music' Blue Oyster Cult sketch (more cowbell!), they are simly hysterically funny. In 2008, Walken appeared in the skit "Meet the Family" - an instant Walken classic.also ranked#9 OF 113 Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book#18 OF 179 The Best Actors Working Today#18 OF 199 The Coolest Actors Ever#30 OF 400 The Best Actors in Film History
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Steve Martin has hosted 'Saturday Night Live' a record 15 times (tied with Alec Baldwin, at least until Baldwin bests him when he hosts in September of 2011). Martin entered the "Five Timer" club when he hosted 'SNL' on April 22, 1978. Since then, he's hosted several additional times, and he delivered a brilliant opening monologue in December of 1991. Just awesome. And no, Martin was never an 'SNL' cast member.also ranked#4 OF 36 The Best Oscar Hosts Ever#8 OF 296 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time#82 OF 170 The Best Bluegrass Bands/Artists#141 OF 400 The Best Actors in Film History
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Tom Hanks is tied with Chevy Chase: He's hosted 'SNL' eight times. He's definitely one of 'Saturday Night Live's' favorite hosts. His monologues were always great - but his appearances in skits? Off the charts funny!
In December of 1990, Tom Hanks gained membership into the exclusive "Five Timers" 'SNL' club - a fact he hammers home in his monologue, showing his membership card and then giving viewers a peek into the exclusive club.
And yes, that IS Conan O'Brien as "Sean!"also ranked#1 OF 179 The Best Actors Working Today#2 OF 76 The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First#3 OF 1052 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#5 OF 400 The Best Actors in Film History
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John Goodman has hosted 'SNL' a dozen times over the decades, joining the "Five Timers" club in May of 1994. He marked his 8th time as a 'Saturday Night Live' host in May of 1997, during the show's 22nd season. In his monologue, Goodman showed off his 70-pound weight loss and then tried to come to grips with the specifics of the show. Which he knows well. Because he's hosted eight times, "Leon!"also ranked#5 OF 34 The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs#7 OF 69 The Best Animated Voiceover Performances#49 OF 322 The Funniest People of All Time#82 OF 253 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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Bill Murray is an 'SNL' "Five Timer" club member with good reason. As an original cast member, he's one of only two alumni who are in this club (the other being Chevy Chase, the man he eventually replaced in the cast!). Murray hosted his fifth 'Saturday Night Live' show in February of 1999. During that show, Chevy Chase joined him in a great skit about 'Caddyshack.'
In this monologue from 'SNL' season 6, in March of 1981, an enthusiastic Murray delivers his monologue with help from Eddie Murphy. Awesome Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor fun.also ranked#1 OF 84 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time#2 OF 66 The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews#8 OF 76 The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First#32 OF 96 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans
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Alec Baldwin is a funny guy. He's a likable guy. And he's a really good 'Saturday Night Live' host. So good, in fact, that he has passed Steve Martin and is the current record holder for most times hosting the show: 16, to be exact. And Baldwin is about to beat Martin. When he hosts 'SNL' on September 24, 2011, (his first time hosting a 'Saturday Night Live' premiere) he'll be the undisputed champ of hosts - sweet 16!
Here, Baldwin hosts for the 15th time, during the season finale of 'Saturday Night Live's' 35th season (May 15, 2010). And he explains that he and Steve Martin aren't rivals. Really. He also delivers a hilarious 'SNL' commencement address.also ranked#12 OF 36 The Best Oscar Hosts Ever#32 OF 76 The Best Film Actors Who Got Famous on TV First#48 OF 84 The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time#108 OF 179 The Best Actors Working Today
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