Steve Martin surprised Saturday Night Live audiences with a guest appearance in an episode hosted by Selena Gomez, but it was ultimately a waste of the actor’s comedic talents.

Martin has been a dominating force in comedy for more than 50 years, appearing in some of the most popular films

Steve Martin has long been one of the best Saturday Night Live hosts, appearing for the first time in 1976 during the show’s second season.

While Saturday Night Live had already found a degree of popularity with hosts like George Carlin and Richard Pryor,

Martin’s chaotic comedy style meshed particularly well with the show’s format, helping to further propel it to mainstream success.

Martin has since hosted a whopping 15 times, the second-most appearances in Saturday Night Live history, behind only Alec Baldwin.

After his brief appearance in Rudd’s episode, Steve Martin returning to the show in full force would have been exciting for fans, and for Martin as well.

Even in a limited capacity, Martin’s comedic prowess dominates scenes, making his appearances the most memorable part of any given episode.