SNL mocks Super Bowl in blackout sketch [VIDEO]

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SNL took down CBS’ coverage of the blackout during this year’s Super Bowl in their latest cold open.

NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ took down the CBS broadcast team’s coverage of the Super Bowl blackout in their latest show.

As broadcasters stretched for time during the 33-minute power failure, SNL writers smelled desperation.

James Brown

A desperate James Brown (Kenan Thompson) continues to pitch the CBS sitcom ‘2 Broke Girls’ (SNL/Hulu)

A desperate James Brown (Kenan Thompson) continues to pitch the CBS sitcom ‘2 Broke Girls’, and continually tries to toss it to field reporter Steve Tasker (Taran Killam).

‘The lights went out and now they’re trying to get them back on.  Some players are stretching, some are not,’ reports Tasker, adding, “And as a favor I’d like to ask you not to come back to me as I have nothing to add, back to you.”

Tasker eventually runs from the camera so Brown can no longer ‘toss it’ to him, and JB turns to a panicking Shannon Sharpe for insight on what the players might be thinking.

Shannon Sharpe

(SNL/Hulu)
“If I’m out there and there’s been no power for 20 minutes, I start to think, ‘Who on this team am I going to eat first?'” Sharpe (Jay Pharaoh) says.

“If I’m out there and there’s been no power for 20 minutes, I start to think, ‘Who on this team am I going to eat first?'” Sharpe (Jay Pharaoh) says.  “The obvious choice is the punter because he’ll be the easiest to catch. But then, if you need a punter late in the game, you don’t have one because you ate him.”

Dan Marino

As the blackout inches along, the broadcasters turn to the one thing they agreed they wouldn’t — ex-quarterback Dan Marino’s extramarital affair. (SNL/Hulu)

As the blackout inches along, the broadcasters turn to the one thing they agreed they wouldn’t — ex-quarterback Dan Marino’s extramarital affair.

“Oh c’mon!” Marino (Jason Sudeikis) protested. “We agreed that was off-limits.”

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