Sean Penn introducing LL Cool J on Saturday Night Live. | Image: @snlhostsintro

The highlight of my Friday so far has been the discovery of the @snlhostsintro Twitter account, which posts old clips of Saturday Night Live hosts introducing the musical guest. While the account isn’t new to everyone — it was created in September and already has more than 37,000 followers — I felt it was my duty to write about it because it posts some absolutely magical time capsules.

Here’s a tame one to start, to give you an idea of the format: former US vice president Al Gore introducing Phish.

But how about Sean Penn, with a casually-yet-confidently undone bow tie, introducing LL Cool J?

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