Fortunately for “Saturday Night Live” and its legions of fans, two of the show’s most notable alumni hail from the locales represented in the Super Bowl, and both were happy to return to the stage to help roast the fan bases of both the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on the eve of the big game.
They did so in a sketch set in the colonial era, in which Lexington, Massachusetts, native Rachel Dratch plays a member of a group of braggadocious patriots from New England, and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, native Tina Fey is one of three rowdy Philadelphians, who like to punch horses in the face and defy greased poles.
It’s a good time.
“SNL” wasn’t done roasting the teams’ fans, either—they were hit on “Weekend Update” as well.
“Tomorrow night, the New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles fans in Super Bowl 52,” Colin Jost said. “So, whether you’re a Pats fan or an Eagles fan, remember: Child support was due on the first.”
Jost got both fan bases the previous week as well.
“The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl, making it the first Super Bowl where the fans have even worse brain damage than the players,” said Jost, a Staten Island native. “Yeah, go Giants. Go Giants.”
Something tells me the show’s writers are pulling for the asteroid.