Freeze Frame: Moment Drew Barrymore became the youngest ever host of Saturday Night Live

It’s been 41 years since Drew Barrymore made television history.

On November 20, 1982, the actress made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut when she was just seven years old.

The E.T. star held her own with the comedy skit show cast, which at the time included Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Watch the video above.

Drew Barrymore, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Saturday Night Live, November 20, 1982.

Back then, the child star showed off her comedic timing during the show’s opening, set in what was meant to be her stuffed toy-filled dressing room.

When asked if she’d like a glass of milk to calm her nerves, she replied with a cheeky grin: “Milk? I’m a Barrymore – get me a drink and make it a double.”

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Decked out in pigtails tied in red ribbon and a colourful knit jumper with jeans, the young star was then joined on stage by cast member Tim Kazurinsky.

He asked her a series of questions from the audience instead of the traditional opening monologue to make it a bit easier on the child actor.

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Tim Kazurinsky, Drew Barrymore during the SNL monologue on November 20, 1982.Tim Kazurinsky, Drew Barrymore rehearse for the SNL monologue in 1982.

Barrymore revealed in the Q&A that the alien character E.T. was her “best friend” and she hoped to one day marry the movie’s director Steven Spielberg.

The now iconic sketch show started in October 1975, just eight-months after Barrymore was born.

Fronting the show seven years later made her the youngest person to ever host SNL, a title the now-daytime TV host still holds to this day.

The second-youngest person to ever host the show was Macaulay Culkin, who was 11 years old when he appeared on an episode in 1991, the year Home Alone came out.

Barrymore has returned to the show multiple times over the years, hosting six times so far in total according to NBC.

The actress joins a rare club of celebrities including Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson, who have hosted the skit show more than five times.