Peter ‘Drunklage’ Stops By SNL’s Weekend Update As Drunk Brother-In-Law

Melissa McCarthy hosted SNL this weekend, but there was a more noteworthy cameo for our purposes: Peter Dinklage Drunklage stopped by Weekend Update with Seth Meyers as Drunk Uncle’s brother in-law. Bobby Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle routine is increasingly becoming one of my favorite recurring characters on SNL, and this week featured several Game of Thrones hooks.

First, Drunk Uncle nails a King Joffrey impersonation at the 2:40 mark of the above video, performing the Westerosi classic “I’m a little jerk King” song and accompanying nipple tassel dance. So not only does Drunk Uncle watch Thrones, but he does so with his brother-in-law, Peter Drunklage.

Honestly, it’s crazy to say that TNW’s favorite Lannister might actually be too good of an actor for this. There’s a real chance Dinklage was actually drunk for this sketch, which made it all the better. We’ll be back shortly with our Game of Thrones Power Rankings, but hopefully the above video satisfies your Peter Dinklage fix until then.


Eli Manning on ‘SNL’: He’s No Peyton

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After Peyton Manning’s outstanding Saturday Night Live stint in 2007, younger brother Eli tried his hand at hosting last night. Eli was originally asked to host following the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in 2008, but turned down the opportunity to avoid following so closely in his brother’s footsteps.

Four years later, Eli made his debut. And for the most part, he underwhelmed. Or perhaps he performed exactly as expected: He leaned endlessly on the Southern Boy-turned-New Yorker stereotype while delivering skits that were, more often than not, awkward. (more…)