Alec Baldwin will reprise his role as host of Saturday Night Live for a record 17th time this weekend and, if the latest promo is any indication, his return is about to be YUGE.
Or, believe Baldwin, who appears in the 49-second, black-and-white clip and dramatically recounts his time at NBC's Studio 8H in New York. "This was my home," he says in a wistful internal monologue. "This was my heartbeat. It feels like so many lifetimes ago."
"I thought I had said goodbye, but the pull of fate is undeniable," he continues. "So, I must return. I must find the strength to ..."
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"Alec, you were just here, like, yesterday," SNL castmate Vanessa Bayer cuts in, referencing Baldwin's repeated SNL appearances as President Trump. "It's not that big of a deal."
The room is quiet for a moment as Bayer allows the words to take hold before walking offstage.
Returning to the comfort of his own thoughts, Baldwin maintains: "Oh, it's a big deal."