Before Christina Applegate was supermom and Maya Rudolph's righthand woman on NBC's "Up All Night"; before she was the critically acclaimed titular "Samantha Who?"; before she won an Emmy for portraying one of Rachel Green's sisters on "Friends"; before she was a fashion prodigy in the teen cult classic "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead"; and before she was Kelly Bundy, the world's most badass daughter on "Married ... With Children," the longtime actress had a few guest stints on some beloved '80s sitcoms.

Below, in honor of her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig (Sat., Oct. 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC), check out a young Applegate in three early roles: as a slumber partygoer (with a very interesting lamp shade-inspired hairstyle) on "Charles in Charge," as Jennifer's keyboardist on an episode of "Family Ties" and as an institutionalized teen seducing Johnny Depp on "21 Jump Street."

Before live-in-babysitter Charles worked for the Powells -- Walter, Ellen, Jamie, Sarah and Adam -- he worked for the Pembroke family for a season on CBS, including pre-teen Lila. At 14, Applegate played Stacy, one of Lila's friends in two episodes of the late '80s sitcom.

In a 1987 episode of "Family Ties," Jennifer and her band, The Permanent Waves, impressed Alex so much that he decided to manage them and help them make some money. Applegate -- double suicide rolls and long white gloves included -- played keyboardist Kitten.

Shortly after "Family Ties," Applegate put her musical talents aside for an episode of Fox's "21 Jump Street," the same show that made Johnny Depp a star. In her single-episode stint, a very blonde Applegate played Tina, a patient at an adolescent abuse treatment center where Hanson (Depp) was undercover. Tina did not hesitate to make her move on Hanson while rocking a midriff-baring Lou Reed t-shirt ...

Watch Christina Applegate host "Saturday Night Live" on Sat., Oct. 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET and on "Up All Night" every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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  • Brad Pitt, Pringles

  • Matt LeBlanc, Heinz Ketchup

  • Elijah Wood, Pizza Hut

  • Meg Ryan, AIM Toothpaste

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Bubble Yum

  • Keanu Reeves, Corn Flakes

  • Morgan Freeman, Listerine

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Burger King

  • Dakota Fanning, Tide

  • Elle Fanning, Target

  • Demi Moore, Diet Coke

  • Ashley Tisdale, T-Mobile

  • Ben Affleck, Burger King

  • Evangeline Lilly, Live Links

  • Abigail Breslin, Toys "R" Us

  • Paul Rudd, Super Nintendo

  • Steve Carell, Brown's Chicken

  • Seth Green, Nerf

  • Bruce Willis, Seagrams Wine Coolers

  • Channing Tatum, Mountain Dew

  • Jack Black, Pitfall Video Game

  • John Travolta, Safeguard Bath Soap

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