With SNL season 42 kicking off last night with host Margot Robbie, singles and shut-ins alike rejoice at the return of Saturday night plans. For any SNL viewer, often what keeps us coming back is the chance to see the favorite stars of our time either totally out of their element or completely at home as they headline an episode as host. Since the show only announces an episode's host a couple of weeks in advance, it's always fun to dream about who might grace our late night TV screens. Here's my list of 10 people who most definitely should host SNL this season.
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Last season, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler paved the way for a duo sharing the job of host and even won an Emmy for their performance. Who better to follow in their footsteps than the recently divorced Brangelina? It would definitely be tricky to pull off, but I think a Parent Trap strategy works best.
2. The dog from "The Secret Life of Pets"
"The Secret Life of Pets" scored in the top five for highest grossing movies this summer, meaning our first time silver screener has a sure-to-be prolific and storied career ahead of him. SNL's booking team better hurry up and snatch him before he becomes too busy or "too good" for them (I couldn't even find his professional headshot!). The good news is he already lives in New York!
3. Lorne Michaels
The long-time executive producer of SNL is notoriously difficult to get to laugh and extremely particular when it comes to fine-tuning his show. Well, if he thinks it's so easy to make millions of Americans laugh week after week, why doesn't he try it? Don't dish it if you can't take it, Lorne!
4. Steve Harvey
Steve's had a rough year. Just when he thought we forgot about his embarrassing Miss America flub, well, we haven't. He already has an impressive hosting resume, and survey says previous experience directly translates to successful SNL hosting! (See: Paris Hilton, Season 30).
5. My Aunt Linda
Speaking of people who could use a pick-me-up, my Aunt Linda really hasn't been herself ever since her cat Seaweed moved to a farm seven years ago. Sure, Aunt Linda's no A-list celebrity, but tons of current stars started out as nobodies on SNL. This could be your big moment, Aunt Linda!
6. Amanda Bynes
Although Amanda Bynes confesses to have quit acting, she doesn't yet seem to have stepped out of the limelight. She's already cut her teeth in the world of sketch comedy from hosting her very own "The Amanda Show." If you're worried her DUI or never-to-be produced rap album took her sense of humor, check her Twitter and rest assured.
7. Auntie Anne
Who is this elusive Auntie Anne? Is she everyone's actual aunt, or just a good family friend? I need some answers, and SNL season 42 seems like the perfect place for such a beloved hero to show her face for the first time. Plus, think of the silly, pretzel-centric skits those wacky writers will cook up!
8. Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark
I must confess I haven't actually seen Sarah Paulson's Emmy-winning performance as the famous lawyer in "The People v. OJ Simpson," and frankly I don't care to. I bet I'm not alone in this, and Paulson taking the stage of Studio 8H as Clark sounds like a more fun way for America to appreciate her talent than sitting through another boring courtroom drama. The next time someone asks you, "Do you want Sarah Paulson to host SNL as Marcia Clark?" Just say, "Guilty!"
9. A group of teens that ruins every sketch by un-necessarily yelling "Harambe!"
That would be HILARIOUS, right???
10. Jeb Bush
Jeb proved he had comedy chops in Jimmy Kimmel's opening video to the Emmy's this year as an Uber-driving version of himself. With his career in politics for all intents and purposes shot, why not transition to comedy? That's what Trump is doing, so why not Jeb? I mean, Jeb! Please clap.