Saturday Night Live Recap: Eli Manning Is a Decent Mime

As I mentioned in the SNL Sketch Predictor on Friday, athletes generally make the worst SNL hosts. And I'm sorry to report that Eli Manning did not exceed my reasonably low expectations. That said, at least Manning's training and experience as a professional athlete meant that, even as his comedic talent failed to impress, he persevered to the end, never letting down his teammates. (Still, though: surely even Mitt Romney would have been less stiff, right?)

Best Physical Comedy:

Canny SNL producers must have scheduled this sketch first after noticing that Manning's strengths lie less in delivering dialogue than in mime.

Best Commercial Parody:

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