NBC Saturday Night Live had a C-Span opening surrounding three politicians standing at a podium jealous over Tiger Woods coverage that bumped their coverage aside.
All three complained about the lack of press coverage over them and the full coverage on the Tiger Woods updates stating “it’s not as so our affairs weren’t messy.”
N.C.’s John Edwards character reflected on his illegitimate love child as S.C.’s Mark Sanford character responded that he had a wild affair as all three compared their infidelities. “This isn’t about race” came into play by Senator John Ensign. Edwards asked “One love child isn’t enough, it has to be triplets?” Then the Edwards character stated that he had a sex tape with his girlfriend. The three politicians were starving for coverage, but there was a problem.
Only one reporter showed up for their conference as they noted his presence. They all looked into the camera and said “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” And this was just the beginning.
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But that wasn’t the only Tiger Woods skit SNL had planned.
PGA Tour had a Tim Finchem announcement which followed. Finchem’s character suggested that Tiger Woods’ indefinite break from golf should not effect the game since other players such as Geoff Olgilvy, Trevor Immelman and Tim “Lumpy” Herron being “in the house.” Finchem began to take a quick swig from a bottle evidently worried how the world of golf will be effected after all.
Finchem continues to mention that if you love Tiger’s famous fist then you will love a golfer’s tip of the hat. As he speaks of sponsors being excited over the change a Kodak logo is being removed from the background. Finchem shrugs, “no Tiger, no problem.” This portion of the skit ends as the show continues into something else.
Tim Finchem through a PGA announcement comes back on air.
The commissioner thanks the sponsors as a logo for Bernie Madoff is hanging in the background. He then mentions that golf has a black man on the course, but Nick Price is not black, so he suggests that Nick being from Zimbabwe should count. Following this statement Finchem says that they have Asians and Chinese too in order to make up for Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods is part black, part Chinese, part Thai and so on.
As the commissioner contined to describe that they may find a black golfer swinging a stick walking in a poor section of town, he takes a swig of that bottle again. He then went further to say that if there would be changes on the rules of golf.
“If you slice, you get hit by Kimbo Slice, the boxer.” And then mentioned that whoever hit the worst must be on the show Jersey Shore. Ending with “there would be no sexy caddies” as behind Finchem the rest of the logos were being removed from the background wall.
Weekend Update with Seth Meyers had some other surprises in store in their opening.
“Tiger woods is announcing indefinite break from golf, but we are sure that golf was not the problem.”
The announcer then went into a Tiger Woods spin one spoof after the other.
Alleged mistress #15, that does not exist, made a bubbly, stupid, classic airhead appearance on Weekend Update as she stated the only reason she was with Tiger was because he was famous.
As the show pushes through a couple skits the final announcement comes from Tim Finchem.
“It’s the Eye of the Tiger. Wondering why I am a jerk?” The commissioner is drunk with a tie around his head stating that he is on suicide watch. He then thanks the new sponsors “Eerie Pennsylvania” and “Q.”
Finchem stated that he wants to know who said “any publicity is good publicity.” Finchem wanted a name and address yelling that they lied. Tim Finchem goes through the list of golfers the PGA still has, but reality hits, “We literally got nobody! Just stop the commercial! TIGER!”
The PGA Tour needed Tiger Woods after all.
Tonight’s SNL PGA Tour Tiger Woods skits were quite funny. The SNL Weekend Update was just as comical. We have to give the SNL team thumbs up for this Dec. 12th live show.
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