Date of episode: May 19, 2012
Number of times he’s hosted: Twice, once with the rest of the Rolling Stones
On the show to promote…: the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones
Musical guests: Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Jeff Beck
TV ratings: 5.2/13
Special guests: Steve Martin
So let’s vote. My rule of thumb all year has been: “Do I want to see them come back and host again next season?” As many of you have pointed out, Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell are former cast members and perhaps that gives them an unfair advantage over the other three. Yeah, probably. But I’m not about to penalize them for being at home at Studio 8H, and if they come back again next year, it’s another must-see, isn’t it? That’s what this contest is all about.
Who was the best host this season? Who is Mr. or Mrs. Saturday Night Live 2012?