John Goodman, who has been in the industry for four decades and received several accolades for his performances, thinks his worst experience ever was when he auditioned for "Saturday Night Live" in 1980.

Though he has gone on to become a successful actor since then, the actor can't forget just how bad the entire experience was, he revealed during his appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Friday.

"It's not that I had any material to show or anything good to do. I just knew they'd hire me … 'cause I'm a nice guy," Goodman jokingly told Fallon.

"It's the worst thing I've ever done in front of people in my life. I wrote something about 15 minutes before I went over there and, oh, god, it was awful," he added.

The "Flinstones" star did not make it to the show's lineup that year, but celebs Joe Piscopo, Gilbert Gottfried and Charles Rocket were added to its cast, according to People.

Goodman then got his big break in 1989 and has since hosted "SNL" a total of 13 times. In fact, the only hosts to top him are Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, with a whopping 15 and 17 appearances, respectively, as per Screen Rant.

While Fallon praised his guest as "one of the best hosts in the history of the show," Goodman spoke about just how much he loved being a part of "SNL." He said hosting it has been "the favorite thing I'd do every year."

"They always made me feel at home," he shared. "You're with a bunch of smart and funny people and it just feels great."

The actor last hosted the show in 2013, though appeared as a guest in 2016.

Goodman is best known for his roles in movies like "The Big Lebowski," "Barton Fink," "Argo" and "10 Cloverfield Lane." He has also been praised for his stellar work on various shows, including "Roseanne," "The Freak Brothers" and "The Conners."

Goodman currently stars as megachurch pastor Dr. Eli Gemstone in the HBO comedy series "The Righteous Gemstones."

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John Goodman arrives at an event celebrating the Blu-ray release of "The Big Lebowski" in New York Reuters