Thirty-five years, and counting. 'Saturday Night Live,' which has been the subject of so many 'Saturday Night Dead' stories that the show should be on permanent life support, will start its 35th season on September 26th with 'Transformers' starlet Megan Fox as host.

Women like Megan for her saucy attitude. Men like her for, well, other reasons. But will she make the grade for perhaps her most impossible mission since facing down the Decepticons? More specifically, will she be another in a long line of memorable SNL hosts? Memorably good that is.

To celebrate SNL's embrace of middle age, let's look back at some (but by no means all!) of its finest hosts. Videos after the jump.