Alec Baldwin Teases Steve Martin About Breaking 'SNL' Hosting Record in Monologue (Video)
Martin and Seth Rogen pop by during the monologue to ask the "30 Rock" star to give a urine sample to make sure he hasn't used any "steroids or performance-enhancing drugs" to take the title.
Alec Baldwin has now hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live more than any other person.
With Saturday night's 37th-season premiere, the 30 Rock star broken his tie with Steve Martin to take the title.
"This is my 16th time hosting, which means tonight I'm passing Steve Martin and setting a new record for the most times hosting SNL," Baldwin said in his monologue. "Now a lot of people make a big deal about the record. I don't really care about that; it's not a competition, because if it was, I've won."
He added: "When you think about it, time is on my side. What is Steve? 100? So, no matter how many times he hosts, I'll always have time to catch up."
Baldwin also quipped that Martin was "a big help" when the two hosted the Oscars together.
In a surprise to viewers, Martin showed up to defend his honor.
"Well aren't we proud of ourselves," Martin said. "I was just passing by the studio in full makeup and I heard you were breaking my hosting record, and while I'm happy for you I wanted to make sure you were doing it without the use of steroids or performance-enhancing drugs."
He then asked Baldwin to give him a urine sample and brought out a "medical team" and "expert on drug use" -- Seth Rogen -- to help out.
"I wonder if my being out here counts as a hosting?" he asked Rogen, who confirmed it didn't with a quick Internet search on his phone.
Martin proceeded to drink the "sample," declaring it free of drugs.
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