Last night, SNL equipped the Philadelphia Eagles with the last-minute inspiration needed to wrest Super Bowl glory from Tom Brady and his New England Patriots. As this sketch pointed out, the clash of the most bumptious East Coast titans has happened before.
Remember 1775? When Americans were in open revolt against their British overlords? Well, in Philadelphia, representatives from each colony met to address the crisis, and things got a little competitive, in a way that similarly felt like there would be no true winners.
It all started with host Natalie Portman, leading her patriots from New England (Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null, and special guest Rachel Dratch), yelling about their lobsters, their Captain Thomas Brady, and their one friend Duncan who makes wicked good coffee.
"'Dynasty,' that's the word you're lookin' for," she said. "DYNASTY!"
Things went kind of how you would expect them to go, until very special guest Tina Fey crashed the party with Wawa grub and rowdy Philadelphians (Mikey Day and Kenan Thompson) in tow.
"Philly's mad strong, from the lil' babies to all our mom-moms and pop-pops, we's ready to fight," she said, much to the delight of a giggling Pete Davidson. "Call us the 'Iggles,' because we're ready to fly."