From The Comic’s Comic:
Jimmy Fallon announced today that he would be hosting Saturday Night Live on Dec. 17, 2011, his first time back as a host since he left the cast.
What makes this a bigger deal is that the SNL writing staff of the 24th season, back in 1998, had predicted as much — although they didn’t synch up their calendars properly, suggesting in Alec Baldwin’s monologue of Dec. 12, 1998, that Fallon would return on Dec. 12, 2011, to host the show and mock him.
Close enough, though, right?
I have to wonder if Fallon didn’t request to host on the date closest to the original “prediction” given in 1998. Here’s hoping he doesn’t take a “Baldwin” onstage December 17th.
Watch the clip in question at New York Magazine.