Since his first hosting gig in 2000, Johnson has become one of SNL‘s most reliable hosts. With that in mind, let’s look at five of his best sketches.
The Rock Obama
The premise here is simple, yet decidedly effective. President Obama is forced to hold in his rage while dealing with Republicans all-day, but eventually he can’t take it anymore, so he morphs into The Rock Obama. It’s a spot-on parody of The Incredible Hulk, right down to his shirt ripping off. It also may be worth noting this sketch first aired in 2009, meaning it beat Key & Peele‘s Anger Translator sketch to the punch by a good three years.
From his most recent hosting gig, this sketch sees the classic Disney film Bambi re-imagined to be a lot more like the Fast & Furious films, as Bambi/The Rock goes on a quest to avenge his mother’s death, by engaging in an all-out war during a particularly brutal hunting season. this was a brilliant Fast & Furious parody, but let’s be honest; if this were a real movie, we would all be there on opening night.