By Aly Semigran
Updated August 03, 2011 at 08:37 PM EDT
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Saturday Night Live

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  • TV Show
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  • NBC
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Live from New York — for a record-breaking 16th time — it’s Alec Baldwin! Well, it will be when the 30 Rock star (who we suspect lives at Rockefeller Plaza at this point) hosts the premiere of the 37th season of Saturday Night Live this September. It’s anyone’s guess as to what the actor will do when he hits the stage at Studio 8H (Hey, what better place to announce you’re running for mayor of NYC, no?!), but the guy has a pretty great track record thus far. In fact, Baldwin, who commits to a bit like no other, pretty much leads the pantheon of Outstanding-Hosts-Who-Should-Have-Been-Regular-Cast-Members (Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, and fellow perennial host Steve Martin), thanks to memorable monologues, gloriously un-PC skits like “Wii Guys“and “Canteen Boy and the Scoutmaster.” And, of course, “Schweddy Balls.” Watch the full clip below. No one can resist it.

There might be no beating Pete Schweddy’s balls (heh), but is that Christmasy skit your all-time Baldwin favorite? There are plenty of others to consider. Is your fave when he became the Bonus Jonas or when he played nice with Sarah Palin? Is it his dead-on impressions, like Tony Bennett and Charles Nelson Reilly (my personal favorite, from one of the many awesome Inside the Actors Studio skits), that win you over, or whenever he goes head-to-head with Steve Martin that does you in? They’re all so scrumtrulescent. Share in the comments section below.

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Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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  • TV Show
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  • 45
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  • TV-14
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  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
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  • Lorne Michaels
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  • NBC
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