‘SNL’: Peyton Manning surprises ‘weekend update’

Ahead of the NFL playoffs, Hall of Fame quarterback and two-time Superbowl champion Peyton Manning was dropped by Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live with a startling glimpse of, uh, Emily in Paris.

Manning told Colin Jost that he hasn’t watched any of this season’s playoff games yet, as he couldn’t help but watch Netflix’s romantic comedy-drama about an American woman navigating life and love in the dark. city ​​of lights. Immediately, Manning launches into an intense if not exasperated play-by-play of the first season.

“Oh my God, Colin, this show has it all,” he said. “Romance, adventure, sensuality, culture, a new look at feminism — finally! — not to mention a culinary tapestry so rich I can only describe it as food porn.

Jost attempted to bring the conversation back to football, asking Manning if he had any thoughts on the rumors that Tom Brady is retiring. “If it was me, I’d probably retire too because it would give me more time to watch Emilie in Paris, Manning said, adding: “I really think for Tom right now it’s just a tough decision between balancing his career and his relationships – kind of like Emily. Let me explain. It’s a classic showdown between Emily’s career and love life In the beginning, the O’s were completely dominated by the X’s, and there were a lot of exes – if you know what I mean.

Manning talked about Emily without stopping for an impressive four minutes. Then he put on a red beret, looked straight into the camera and said “You don’t care, girl!”

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