Taylor Swift is returning to Saturday Night Live this weekend (Oct. 5) as the musical guest alongside host, Fleabag actress/writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The songstress last appeared on the sketch comedy series back in 2017, before she released her sixth album, reputation.
Her return had us at Billboard reminiscing on her other appearances on the show, including her hosting debut in 2009, when she still rocked her curly hair and was making headlines about calling out her ex-boyfriends by name in her songs.
See below for some memories from all the times Swift has appeared on SNL.
January 2009 – SNL debut
Less than a year before hosting the show for the first time, 19-year-old Swift appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time as the musical guest. She performed her hit Romeo and Juliet fantasy, “Love Story,” as well as “Forever & Always,” known as a jab towards Joe Jonas, who “broke up with me over the phone in 25 seconds.”
Swift also appeared in the “Save Broadway” skit that same episode, in which she played orphan Annie and sang the musical’s classic, “Tomorrow.”
November 2009 – Swift becomes host
By the end of the same year, the young songstress headed back to SNL a second time as host and musical guest. This time, she performed “You Belong With Me” and “Untouchable.”
Her opening monologue was complete with what she does best, singing. In her “Monologue Song,” she joked about rumors surrounding her life at the time, mentioning that she likes “glitter and sparkly dresses” and writes “songs about douchebags that cheat on me.”
She mentioned the failed Jonas relationship, singing, “You might think I’d bring up Joe, that guy that broke up with me on the phone, but I’m not going to mention that in my monologue,” before adding “Hey Joe, I’m doing well.” She also cheekily mentioned reports about her former relationship with Twilight actor Taylor Lautner, which wasn’t yet confirmed at the time.
February 2015 – SNL 40th anniversary special
Swift made a brief appearance in the show’s 40th anniversary special in the series’ popular “Californians” sketch, a soap opera parody that pokes fun of the accents, life of luxury (and driving on highways) those in the Golden State live. Also starring Bradley Cooper and Kerry Washington, Swift appeared as cousin Alison, who “just got a small role in a Hollywood space movie.”
November 2017 – reputation era
Two years later, Swift returned to the SNL stage before the release of her album, where she performed “…Ready for It?” and an acoustic version of “Call It What You Want.”