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17 Times Famous People Absolutely Nailed Their "SNL" Hosting Gigs

Repeat after me: Harry Styles was an absolute STAR on SNL.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us who their favorite SNL host of all time is. Here are some who were so good, they deserved to be cast members:

1. Adam Driver (Season 45, Episode 11)

Adam Driver spoofing his "Star Wars" character, Kylo Ren, killing someone with a lightsaber, unable to turn away from the Dark Side

"Adam Driver's Star Wars sketches were SO FUNNY. He's a natural comic, and I love whenever he hosts SNL."


Watch the full "Undercover Boss: Kylo Ren" sketch here:

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2. Donald Glover (Season 43, Episode 19)

Donald Glover in the "Barbie Instagram" sketch on SNL, pitching a strange Instagram caption: "I can't shake the image of that girl getting hit by that car four years ago outside of my dream house"

"I loved seeing Donald Glover/Childish Gambino as a host. He was just naturally funny, and he fit right in with the rest of the cast. Plus, seeing the difference between him as an actor and him as a musician so rapidly was very interesting."


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3. Betty White (Season 35, Episode 21)

Betty White playing Florence on an NPR radio show, "Delicious Dish," promoting her muffins. With gusto and attitude, she jokes: "My muffin hasn't had a cherry since 1939"

"Betty White was the absolute BEST Saturday Night Live host. Her timing was incredible in every sketch, and, honestly, I don't know how it took them so long to get her on the show."


Watch the full "Dusty Muffin" sketch here:

4. Kristen Stewart (Season 42, Episode 13)

Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Bayer acting in the "Totino's" commercial sketch with passion and humor

"I couldn't stop laughing when Kristen Stewart did a Totino's commercial spoof with Vanessa Bayer. She was sooooo good and funny."


Watch the full "Totino's" sketch here:

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5. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Season 42, Episode 2)

Lin-Manuel Miranda acting as a dramatic high school teacher trying to teach his students, but failing hard

"Lin-Manuel Miranda was hilarious in all the sketches he was in, especially as a stereotypical substitute teacher who tries to inspire his students through rap music and cheesy stories."


Watch the full "Substitute Teacher" sketch here:

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6. Harry Styles (Season 45, Episode 6)

Harry as an Icelandic man, assisting his wife in a birthing class, being over the top with strange humor and charm

"He was hilarious, great at doing accents, and willing to go along with just about anything that was thrown at him. The joke he recited about Simon Cowell growing his One Direction mates and him in test tubes during the monologue was amazing."


Watch the full "Childbirth Class" sketch here:

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7. Tiffany Haddish (Season 43, Episode 5)

Tiffany Haddish as Claudia in "Whiskers R We" sketch, trying to save a cat from jumping out of the box

"Tiffany Haddish was DYNAMITE when she hosted in 2017. From her opening monologue about rewearing her classic white dress, to the 'Whiskers R We' sketch when she saved the cat from jumping, I couldn't stop laughing!"


Watch the full "Whiskers R We" sketch here:

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8. Tom Hanks (Season 42, Episode 4)

Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins, wearing a suit with pumpkins all over it, being hilariously spooky in a haunted elevator

"Tom Hanks was incredible. His range as an actor really lent itself to the format, especially with the 'David S. Pumpkins' sketch."


Watch the full "David S. Pumpkins" sketch here:

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9. Ariana Grande (Season 41, Episode 15)


"Ariana Grande was awesome as a host! Her Jennifer Lawrence impression was hilarious in the 'Celebrity Family Feud' sketch, and the sketch where she does impressions of Britney Spears, Shakira, and Rihanna was great!"


Watch the full "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch here:

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10. Drake (Season 41, Episode 20)

Drake performing a parody song of beefing with every single SNL cast member over the smallest things, including Aidy Bryant moving his hat from a chair to the table

"The sketch where Drake pretends he has a beef with the entire SNL cast is HILARIOUS. He wasn't afraid to poke fun at himself, which I loved."


Watch the full "Drake's Beef" sketch here:

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11. Kerry Washington (Season 39, Episode 5)

Kerry Washington playing Jay Pharoah's girlfriend in a parody of "What Does the Fox Say?" asking him who the girl texting him is, eventually dumping him

"Kerry Washington had one of the best stand-alone episodes ever, and should have been invited back by now! She committed to the characters and elevated the sketches. What a pro."


Watch the full "My Girl" sketch here:

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12. Jim Carrey (Season 21, Episode 20)

Jim Carrey acting as a lifeguard for a mini hot tub, sitting in a lifeguard chair, yelling at Will Ferrell with a megaphone

"When Jim Carrey played a lifeguard for a jacuzzi and he screamed, 'Resume general swim!' I lost it. No one was a funnier host than him, hands down."


Watch the full "Jacuzzi Lifeguard" sketch here:

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13. RuPaul (Season 45, Episode 13)

RuPaul playing himself, teaching young kids about classic children's books in his own humorous way, sitting in a chair and wearing star-shaped glasses

"RuPaul was hands down the best SNL host. I watched all of his sketches, even the ones that were cut for time. He was so versatile and could command a room. 10/10 host."


Watch the full "Library" sketch here:

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14. Melissa McCarthy (Season 42, Episode 13)

Melissa McCarthy impersonating Sean Spicer, wearing a suit, with an angry and frustrated expression on her face

"Melissa McCarthy fully committed to her roles, especially the physicality within the jokes. Just watch her reoccurring guest role as Sean Spicer β€” she was hilariously awesome!"


Watch the full "Sean Spicer Press Conference" sketch here:

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15. Jennifer Lopez (Season 45, Episode 8)

Jennifer Lopez slow dancing with Pete Davidson on stage; he burps in her face, and holds her waste with cheesy Dorito hands

"Jennifer Lopez was funny as hell on SNL! The sketch she did with Pete Davidson last year was beyond hilarious β€” she said the most random things to Pete's character, and cracked me up."


Watch the full "Chad & JLo" sketch here:

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16. Jason Momoa (Season 44, Episode 8)

Jason Momoa acting like an Elf on a Shelf, asking Santa to get a new kid, because he feels uncomfortable now that the boy he looks after has started masturbating

"Jason Momoa is always good on Saturday Night Live, especially when he played the little Elf on the Shelf. With that long beard and high-pitched voice, I couldn't help but laugh out loud!"


Watch the full "Elf on the Shelf" sketch here:

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17. And Alec Baldwin (Season 24, Episode 9)

Alec Baldwin acting as Pete Schweddy, promoting his holiday desserts on an NPR radio show

"Alec Baldwin has to be up there as one of the best hosts because of his longevity, his Trump impression, and, of course, the 'Schweddy Balls' sketch. I still can't figure out how they made it through that sketch with a straight face."


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Is there anyone else who absolutely nailed it as a host? Sound off in the comments below!