Alec Baldwin’s 11 Best ‘SNL’ Performances, From Schweddy Balls to Trump (Videos)

Ahead of his record 17th time as host, TheWrap looks back on the actor’s most famous performances from the long-running NBC sketch comedy series

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Brenda the Waitress: This 1990 sketch, one of Baldwin’s earliest cameos on “SNL,” is filled with fast-paced banter, innuendos and Baldwin’s signature charisma.

Soap Opera Digest (Saturday Night Live)

Soap Opera Digest: Cited as one of Baldwin’s favorite sketches, in this 1993 sketch, he portrays a doctor who is unable to pronounce medical terms.

Canteen Boy Goes Camping (Saturday Night Live)

Canteen Boy Goes Camping: Though this 1994 sketch received some backlash, his portrayal of an inappropriate scoutmaster, co-starring Adam Sandler, remains one of Baldwin’s most memorable performances.

Bill Brasky: Airport Bar (Saturday Night Live)

Brasky’s Buddies at an Airport Bar: Baldwin, in this 1996 skit, is joined by a group of drunk colleagues, reminiscing on moments spent with infamous friend Bill Brasky.

NPRs Delicious Dish Schweddy Balls (Saturday Night Live)

Schweddy Balls: One of the most iconic “Saturday Night Live” skits which even launched its own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor — this 1998 sketch stars Baldwin as baker Pete Schweddy, introducing his signature dish holiday “Schweddy Balls.”

Prince Charles (Saturday Night Live)

Prince Charles Press Conference: In this 2003 sketch, following Prince Charles’ gay scandal, Baldwin plays his press secretary commenting on the royal’s alleged indiscretions.

Francais (Saturday Night Live)

Monsieur Nobek Teaches Français: Playing a flamboyant French teacher in this 2003 sketch, Baldwin teaches his students to mimic his high-pitched tones instead of teaching them the language.

Glengarry Christmas – Elf Motivation (Saturday Night Live)

Glengarry Glen Christmas: Elf Motivation: In this 2005 sketch, Baldwin channels his “Glengarry Glen Ross” character playing Winter’s Breath, motivating his disgruntled elves to continue building toys.

Platinum Lounge (Saturday Night Live)

“SNL” Platinum Lounge: Frequent co-hosts Baldwin and Steve Martin star in this 2006 sketch as bitter rivals while sharing a drink in the exclusive “SNL” platinum lounge, for members who have hosted more than 12 times.

SNL 40: Celebrity Jeopardy (Saturday Night Live)

SNL40: Celebrity Jeopardy: In this 40th anniversary episode from 2015, Baldwin shines in his recurring role as Tony Bennett playing “Celebrity Jeopardy.”

Oval Office Cold Open: In one of Baldwin’s funniest turns as President Donald Trump, he channels two weeks of executive actions and other news items to turn out a ton of jokes that channel absurdity while still finding new ways to be funny.