Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comOh, for the love of Schweddy Balls, I hope this is true! While walking the red carpet at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, 30 Rock star and 14-time Saturday Night Live host Alec Baldwin told a reporter he would be hosting the May 15 season finale of Saturday Night Live. (See the video on Gawker.) UPDATE: NBC has confirmed that Baldwin will be hosting the finale.
NBC is remaining tight-lipped about Baldwin’s statement — they are not confirming to EW whether or not it’s true quite yet — but after hearing this red carpet revelation, I feel like embracing Baldwin as if we just finished a round of tennis at Greenhilly. (Why I can’t find this sketch online in English, I do not know. All I know is it’s a crime it’s not on Hulu. And still funny in a different language.) After all, this season of SNL seems to have had more lows (Cough, January Jones, Cough!) than highs (Mmm…Hamm and Buble). Who better to help the show end on a high note than Baldwin?
Now the question is: What would we want to see Baldwin do in the finale? Canteen Boy’s scout master may be primed for a (tweaked) comeback, what with the Catholic Church controversy. And it’s been too long since we’ve seen Baldwin’s scrumptulescent impersonation of Charles Nelson Reilly, no?
Are you too hoping Baldwin hosts SNL‘s season finale, PopWatchers? What would you like to see him do? And while we wait for confirmation, let’s play with our Wii‘s, shall we?