What's your favorite Alec Baldwin 'SNL' moment? Does anything beat his Schweddy Balls?


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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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  • Jim

    My favorite Alec Baldwein skit is “Canteen Boy …” where he performed with Adam Sandler

    • Shea


    • jay

      Probably nothing can beat Schweddy Balls. But my second favorite is a fake commercial for a tv show version of the movie The Bodyguard. The Kevin Costner part was being played by David Hasslehoff, and Alec was playing Hasslehoff, wearing a ridiculous curly wig. I also liked, I think it was called The Mimic, he could mimic anyone’s voice, except none of the voice sounded like who he was supposed to be imitating.

    • Daniel

      From his first (I think) episode, Greenhilly, soap opera style where everyone becomes suddenly enraptured with him and kiss him madly. And I mean everyone: women, the dog, and Phil Hartman.

    • laura


  • Karate Pants

    My mouth waters just thinking about those balls. Mmm…good times.

  • Pogi

    Nothing will ever outdo Pete Schweddy’s balls. One of my most favorite SNL moments!

  • Brett Ming

    no but i always enjoy a little canteen boy

  • tracy bluth

    Three words: Charles Nelson Reilly!! “There’s a troll in Central Park!”

    • tracy bluth

      Also, has anyone been able to find the skits for Greenhilly or the pie skit with Jan Hooks? They don’t seem to be on Hulu or YouTube.

      • chris

        Thats is the best, I love it.

      • Jane

        Greenhilly is my all-time favorite Alec Baldwin skit. Schweddy Balls is my second. I remember the first time Baldwin was on SNL and that whole episode was brilliant. Loved the eco-Marlon Brando impersonation of “The Wild One.” The way he tried to say “chloroflurocarbons” in Brando’s affected way still makes me laugh. I loved that skit when he was in bed complaining about how he couldn’t be aroused and he got advice about how it might be because he’d been lifting heavy aluminum siding. His first and second episodes were among his best.

      • Emily Nelson

        That’s because HULU “retired” these hilarious skits and you cannot watch them ANYWHERE. Stupid ridiculous thing to do.

  • HM

    Schweddy Wiener. Better than balls. Ana Gasteyer’s flub catapults this above balls. Plus, she was way better than Tina Fey.

    • Sadie

      THIS! Also, Rachel Dratch choking during the skit was serendipitous timing.

  • melinda

    One that I never see is where he’s a doctor and pronounces EVERYTHING wrong. “cancer” becomes “canker”, “benign” becomes “be-niggen”, and “Yale” is “Yay-lee”. So awesome… and I haven’t seen it in YEARS :(

  • Bobby’s Robot

    (1) Schweddy Balls (2) Canteen Boy (3) Greenhilly

  • Esox

    The Host’s Green Room bit with Steve Martin, Martin short and the surprise appearance of Paul McCartney

  • pjmarxen

    The Glengary Glen-Christmas was pretty good too.

    • Ericalina


    • bebe

      Always. Be. Cobbling.

  • M

    A tie between Ken Goulet in “Red Ships of Spain” (“BOBBY!!!!”) and picking up the telephone without dialing in “Lank Thompson: I’m a Handsome Actor”. Or praising Bill Brasky.

  • abadstroller

    “Take the SHAAAAA!!!”

  • Nathan

    2 words: Moustache Rides!

  • Steve Gennarelli

    Shatner telling the Trekkies to “move out of their parents basements” was my all time great SNL moment.

  • me

    I’m sorry, but I have to vote for Alec’s balls.

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