Relive The Rock’s best ‘Saturday Night Live’ moments

Dance of the Daisies   — March 28, 2015

Though it was cut for time, this never-aired sketch puts Johnson in an amusingly flamboyant flower costume. The bit then follows the inner monologues of four friends   who immediately regret putting on their “Dance of the Daisies” community theater production shortly after it begins. The Rock Obama: Angry Obama   — March 7, 2009

What happens when the remarkably even-tempered Barack Obama gets mad?   Mr. Peeper’s Father   — March 18, 2000

Chris Kattan’s fan-favorite “Mr. Dinner Date   — March 28, 2015

Recently crowned as PEOPLE’s sexiest man alive, Johnson does a fine job at making himself the most unattractive dinner date in the world in this quirky sketch, which sees Cecily Strong playing an amusing,   British-accented bimbo accompanying his spot-on   portrayal of a paranoid macho man dining with well-mannered friends. Peepers” character finally met his father in Johnson, who expertly mimicked Kattan’s wild caveman mannerisms for this bonkers skit that also starred Will Ferrell and Chris Parnell. Getting caught between a rock and a hard place is never fun, unless you’re wedged next to   Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the metaphorical wall of laughter he often inspires at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, of course. The Jungle   — March 28, 2015

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Johnson get closer than they ever have before in this knee-slapper, which sees the Baywatch star   playing a low-rent version of Indiana Jones bombarded by a native’s poisonous darts. New Disney Movie   — March 28, 2015

Johnson inserted himself into Disney’s seemingly undying onslaught of live-action adaptations of beloved animated classics (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, to name a few), giving time-tested classic Bambi an adult-oriented, bullet-riddled remix in this video short. CT, 9:30 p.m. Across four previous turns at the center of the comedy series, Johnson — he’ll join the renowned Five-Timers Club this Saturday, May 20 when he takes the reins of NBC’s   long-running program for the season 42 finale, his first time back since 2015 — has brought to life a score of memorable characters, from souped-up superpolitician “The Rock” Obama to a gun-toting live-action version of the classic Disney character Bambi. ET, 10:30 p.m. MT, and 8:30 p.m. The Johnson-hosted season finale of SNL airs live across all time zones this Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Here, Johnson hams it up as a WWE contender   whose choice insult aims   way below his competitor’s   belt during a comical   promotional shoot for their   upcoming match. Sucking it out — orally. Johnson hilariously explores the idea with this recurring character — a hulking, rage-fueled version of the commander-in-chief he debuted shortly after the 44th president took office in 2009. Ahead of Johnson’s hosting gig this weekend, relive   some of his best work on the variety sketch show in the clips below. When darts land on Johnson’s buttocks and groin, his companions —   Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon — vie for the opportunity to put their mouths on the explorer’s body (with gut-busting results). The only way to remove the poison? Freshman opening monologue   — March 18, 2000

It’s hard to believe Johnson’s first-ever SNL episode aired over 17 years ago, and the then-budding actor got a little help from his friends for his freshman outing when wrestling superstars   Mick Foley, Big Show, Triple H, and Vince McMahon made surprise appearances during their colleague’s opening monologue. Musical opening monologue   — March 7, 2009

Johnson kicked off this 2009 episode with a song and dance number that contrasted with his “tough guy” image, stripping down to a revealing outfit and doing a seductive chair dance alongside Kristen Wiig and Abby Elliott. PT on NBC. Show Full Article WWE Promo Shoot   — March 28, 2015

Johnson rose to prominence as a professional wrestler, and SNL didn’t miss an opportunity to stick the sportsman-turned-Hollywood-star into a skin-tight singlet.