Comedy sketch show "SNL" mocked Super Bowl 2013 on the Saturday episode hosted by Justin Bieber. The opening skit didn't feature Bieber, but had several of the "Saturday Night Live" cast members spoofing various CBS NFL commentators who were trying to come up with things to say during the power outage.
A report on Feb. 10 from Yahoo! News features a video of the opening "SNL" parody skit, complete with Keenan Thompson as James Brown and Virginia native Jason Sudeikis as Dan Marino. Other's parodied during the sketch were former NFL coach Bill Cowher and former NFL wide receiver Shannon Sharpe.
The hilarious opening skit of the latest episode saw the commentators talking about whatever they could to kill time, including Brown's continual plugging of "2 Broke Girls," where he even asked "Can we watch it now?" There was also mention of a Dan Marino extra-marital affair, which irked Marino (played by Sudeikis). Sideline reporter Steve Tasker also continued to ask them not to send it to him anymore because he had nothing else to report until the power was back.
Playing the role of Shannon Sharpe was Virginia-born comedian and actor Jay Pharoah. Pharoah's Sharpe said after Brown (Thompson) told them it was going to be another 15 minutes until the game resumed:
"Another 15 minutes, that's what they said 15 minutes ago! Don't make us watch those first half highlights again. I can't watch those again!"
After Marino and Cowher chimed in about how there was nothing else to say, Brown told them "Just be cool."
"Saturday Night Live" airs every Saturday evening on NBC affiliate station WSLS 10 in Roanoke. Regular cast members from the Virginia area include Jason Sudeikis of Fairfax and Jay Pharaoh of Chesapeake.