Tom Brady didn't host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this week, but he received plenty of airtime anyway.
In one skit, Brady (played without much resemblance or effort by host Channing Tatum) found himself unable to sleep the night before the Super Bowl. So he showed up at Ruby Tuesday in Indianapolis only to be propositioned by a somewhat desperate and quite masculine-looking, square-shaped 44-year-old patron named "Janet Pekenpaugh," played by Bobby Moynihan. "I'm basically a flesh cube," Janet tells Brady. After some resistance, Brady eventually gives in to her charm. They finally decide to be friends. But as a result of Brady's ill-fated tryst, which amounted to a dance on the bar and Janet's demise, the Giants ended up winning the Super Bowl by 68 points.
Earlier in Saturday's show, "Guy Fieri" (also Moynihan) offered up some recipes for his "Super Bowl Pahty," including hot dogs served "Tom Brady style in a men's Ugg boot."
This week's pre-Super Bowl show also featured a couple of other less-than-memorable references to the game and a skit mocking the NBC announcing crew while it was trying shoot a promo.
Back in April of 2005, the Patriots QB gave us a few memorable moments as SNL host, including this one:
Earlier in the week, NBC "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon revisited his "Puppy Predictor" system, as the adorable "Bruce Mackabee" picked the Patriots to win the Super Bowl back in September by winning a four-dog race with pups representing the Eagles, Saints and Colts. Friday, Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show" put some canines to the test when two balloon-popping puppies dueled and the winning dog represented the Patriots.
In December, SNL immortalized Brady as "God's Nephew" and put devil horns on Bill Belichick in its "Jesus meets Tim Tebow" send-up that aired the night before the Patriots beat Denver in the regular season.
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