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Melissa McCarthy Spoofs Rutgers Scandal on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Video)

By |2018-11-27T21:40:09+00:00April 7th, 2013|9 Comments

Melissa McCarthy has seen her career skyrocket over the past year.  Most recently, she made a return appearance as the host of “Saturday Night Live”.

As expected, McCarthy delivered some comedic gems on the show. 

The most notable moment came in a skit that spoofed the Rutgers basketball scandal.  A scandal so bad that it resulted in the firing of coach Mike Rice and dismissal of athletic director Tim Pernetti.  So, yes, a perfect opportunity for SNL to tackle it.


McCarthy/’SNL’ spoof the Rutgers scandal

In the skit, McCarthy plays Sheila Kelly, a basketball coach that makes Rice look like a sweet man with a heart of gold.

Throughout the bit, Kelly is seen slinging bricks, launching balls, spying on interviews, demanding meals and most amusingly, driving a golf cart onto the basketball court.

On top of that, SNL delivers this little package of feisty fun in the form of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”.

So yes, that’s two birds with one stone… err, skit.

But enough discussion about McCarthy and ‘Saturday Night Live’, view the spoof for yourself.  See if you think it’s spot on, as I did.

Well, what did you think?


Melissa McCarthy spies on an ‘Outside the Lines’  interview during an ‘SNL’ spoof of the Rutgers basketball scandal (Image Credit: ‘Saturday Night Live’)

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  1. admin April 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    OK, I can do that… I’ll see if I can get an account working again first… so that you don’t have to do that. The previous comment I left was pretty in depth and I thought I had it copied, but then as it turned out, it wouldn’t paste… the copy had not worked in that instance, which happens from time to time.

  2. Alan aka tophatal April 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Like I said , either e-mail me at the address given and I’ll then copy and paste your comments verbatim unto my site . It’s not a problem to do that .

    I’m getting ready for tonight’s MMA bout at UFC 159 as it’s a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon “Bones” Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen . The challenger is likely to get his @ss beaten to a pulp .

    Tophatal ……………….

  3. admin April 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Hmm, interesting point, Top. I’m on a Mac at home and using a variation of either Safari or Chrome.

    It’s frustrating. There were issues with Rev’s site, too and I feel bad because I want to talk sports and support your pages and I feel like that gets lost. I’ll keep looking at it. We’ll figure it out.

  4. admin April 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    I also spoke to a family friend who runs in the London Marathon, and he had reached out to us after what happened in Boston.

    I did just try to put a comment up on your site, wrote up a whole thing on NBA and NFL Draft and then again, it tried to get me to log in and wouldn’t take any of my information… I’m sure it’s on my side and I need to figure out a way to get some kind of new ID to use for that, I guess. Frustrating.

  5. admin April 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I’m back now. It was a little crazy last week with the tragic events in Boston, so I have been away from that, plus not feeling well. I’m back and will give it a shot again. I’m really hoping it allows me to get on and make some comments… had similar issues with Rev’s page, but those comments were going to his spam category.

  6. Alan aka tophatal April 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM


    The entire skit was funny and Hader and Pharaoh along McCarthy’s beleaguered coach gave us a sharp comical insight as to the foul underbelly collegiate sports .

    I can only assume you’re busy or still have trouble in having to access any wordpress platform site ? I know that present a lot of sites are now being besieged with a great deal of spam because the ongoing hostilities between two European servers who monitor spam web flow over the internet .

    Tophatal …………..
    Tophatal .. ….

  7. KP April 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    We have a TOPHATAL sighting! Long time…
    So what was your favorite part of the spoof? I may have laughed most at when she stared in the window, or the golf cart….

  8. KP April 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    No doubt, Rev. There have been a few solid skits recently…. and this was one of them. Maybe they can have a bit of a resurgence..

  9. ChrisHumpherys April 7, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    That was pretty damn funny.

    It’s nice to see SNL talking a lot more about sports than it ever used to.

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