Alec Baldwin has won a number of Emmys and Golden Globes — and he’s been nominated for an Oscar — but on the Feb. 11 episode of Saturday Night Live, Baldwin won an impressive new honor: breaking the record for most SNL hosting gigs.
“This is my 17th time. That’s an achievement that only comes if you’re a comedy icon like Steve Martin, or an enduring character actor like John Goodman, or if you were lucky enough to be in the car in 1987 when Lorne Michaels ran over the guy selling oranges by the side of the highway. But I’m proud to say that 17 is the all-time record.”
Joined onstage by youngest SNL cast member Pete Davidson, Baldwin reminisced about his earlier appearances, where — as Davidson pointed out repeatedly — he was much younger, and much, much more handsome.
“At least I got to look that way once,” Baldwin responded, “instead of spending my youth looking like Steve Buscemi’s lesbian sister.”