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Video: SNL strikes out Ozzie Guillen, Giants QB Eli Manning to host on May 5

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  April 15, 2012 10:55 AM

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Eli Manning to Host SNL.jpgNew York Giants QB Eli Manning will be hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 5. Set the DVRs for that one. Expecting lots of Tim Tebow jokes and multiple jabs at Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Rihanna will join him for her third appearance as musical guest. The two-time Super Bowl winner was there with his with mom and dad as big brother and now Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning hosted the show on March 24, 2007. That came after Peyton had led the Indianapolis Colts to a win in Super Bowl XLI. Tom Brady hosted on April 16, 2004 a couple of months after the Patriots won their second Super Bowl.

The gig for Eli was announced during a commercial break in this week's show. That show featured a spoof on embattled and suspended Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, the state of Florida and several of its residents - real and imagined. A skit skewered CNN’s Piers Morgan and the Sunshine State over the Trayvon Martin story. Guillen, played by host Josh Brolin, went from trying to apologize for his remarks admiring Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to offending the large Jewish population in South Florida with his support of Hezbollah and Hamas - in the clip below:

During the skit, Morgan also talked to a faux Florida tourism official (Jason Sudeikis) who said “crazy laws are what Florida is all about — it’s the No. 1 reason maniacs come to Florida after Disney World.” Among the other laws allegedly in existence - "An eye for an iPod." The faux official predicted that prosecutors could get a conviction in the Martin case because “we’ve got the same crackerjack team that got Casey Anthony a lifetime in prison.”

Here's the entire 6:17 effort if you're so inclined:

Just a personal note, we're not all that bad down here.

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