Believe it or not, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is 43 years old today. Doesn’t look like it, and as further proof that he’s won the life lottery, look at the hot streak that he’s been on lately. He’s got both an HBO show (Ballers) and a potential blockbuster (San Andreas) on the horizon, Furious7 is an enormous hit, and he recently hosted one of this season’s best installments of Saturday Night Live, which he has hosted four times now.
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.