If there was one moment during Super Bowl XLVII that had everyone talking over the weekend, it was the extended blackout that caused the game to be delayed for almost 34 minutes long.
So with that in mind, "Saturday Night Live" decided to start things off this weekend with a spoof that was all about the blackout, and how CBS tried to deal with it. From some standpoints, this was actually a pretty realistic sketch from their standards: much like the real Super Bowl panelists, we ended up seeing Kenan Thompson (as James Brown), Jason Sudeikis (as Dan Marino), and others stall and try to think of something interesting to say.
Some of the real highlights ultimately ended up coming when Kenan's character ended up discussing Marino having a love child (which was supposedly off-limits the rest of the time), or when Jay Pharoah (as Shannon Sharpe) proclaimed that Ray Lewis actually murdered someone, which led to him saying that he needed to get out of the stadium as soon as possible.
While some may complain about the absence of Justin Bieber in this opening, remember that "SNL" frequently opts not to use their hosts here so that they can start off with a monologue.
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