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15 Reasons Steve Martin Is An SNL Legend

For every time he's hosted. *Note: Not every episode is represented.*

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Known best for his illustrious film, music, and comedy career, Steve Martin is a Saturday Night Live legend. Despite never being a cast member, he may as well have been.

Having hosted the show 15 times, the second highest ever (falling one short of Alex Baldwin's 16) and made 27 appearances on the show, Steve Martin deserves to go down in SNL history.

1. Jeopardy 1999

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In this Season 2 clip, Steve, Laraine Newman, Chevy Chase, and Dan Aykroyd made some incredible predictions about the future.

Notice around 4:48, Steve flubs his lines and recovers beautifully.

(Season 2: 10/23/76)

2. Two Wild and Crazy Guys

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The Festrunk Brothers are SNL icons. Steve and Dan Aykroyd's sketch is popular 30 years after it's debut because it walked the fine like between hilarious and offensive. Due to popular demand, they even made an appearance on the show as recently as 2013.

(Season 3: 05/22/78)

3. King Tut

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From Season 3 of SNL in 1978, Steve made the King Tut tribute we all needed, and still do. I really wish I could move like him.

(Season 3: 05/22/78)

4. Medieval Barber

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Thank God Theodoric of York is able to enlighten us with modern medicine.

(Season 3: 05/22/78)

5. Rise

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Revolutionizing SNL commercial parodies since 1979.

(Season 5: 10/13/79)

6. 3 Amigos Monologue

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Steve steals the show from Chevy and Martin because nobody has a moment like Steve Martin does.

(Season 12: 12/06/86)

7. Steve Martin's Holiday Wish

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Number your wishes carefully because "It could all go boom tomorrow, and then what have you got?"

(Season 12: Aired 12/06/86)

8. Tightwad 007

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Inside the secret world of a expense account-less James Bond.

Better than Brosnan?

(Season 13: 10/17/87)

9. Slide Whistle Dates

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The perfect depiction of what goes on inside everyone's head while on a date.

(Season 13: 10/17/87)

10. Permission to Speak Freely

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Permission to Speak Freely? This is incredible.

(Season 13: 10/17/87)

11. Steve Martin Cold Opening

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Probably one of the best cold opens in SNL history.

(Season 17: 12/14/91)

12. Weekend Update: Steve Martin Cameo

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Just a classic cameo. Nothing more.

(Season 28: 02/22/03)

13. Quick Zoom Theater

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Taking close-ups to a new level.

(Season 31: 02/04/06)

14. Steve Martin: Late for School

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When he graced us all with his banjo skills.

(Season 34: 01/31/09)

15. SNL Digital Short: Laser Cats 4

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That time he took the time to help some up and coming filmmakers with their latest project.

Season 34: 01/31/09

BONUS: Alec Baldwin's 16th Hosting Monologue

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The hosting war between Alec and Steve is one of the best running gags on SNL.

(Season 37: 09/24/11)

If that wasn't enough:

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That might be the perfect response to the all-too-often goodnight snubs.

*BRB going to watch every skit he's ever been in.*

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