The ‘Saturday Night Live’ writers didn’t pull any punches this week, as they came out swinging at Dan!
No celebrity is safe from Saturday Night Live — including Dan Marino! The former Miami Dolphins quarterback was the object of ridicule on the Feb. 9 episode, as the cold opening drudged up his recently revealed affair with former production assistant Donna Savattere.
The sketch appeared to just be goofing on the power outage at the Super Bowl — with Jason Sudeikis as Dan, and Kenan Thompson as fellow commentator James Brown — but it eventually turned into a riff on Dan when the panel of sports experts ran out of things to talk about during the black out.
“So, Dan, news came out this week that you fathered a child in an extramarital affair,” Kenan (as James) said.
Jason (as Dan) replied, “Oh, come on! We agreed that was off limits!”
“That was before, Dan Marino!” Kenan snapped back. “This is a new world now! We have to fill air time! We’re all going to have to admit to some stuff!”
Dan Marino’s Love Child & Affair With Donna Savattere
News of Dan and Donna’s affair broke Jan. 30, just days before the former quarterback was set to speak live during Super Bowl XLVII. The New York Post reports their daughter Chloe, 7, was born in June 2005, and is now being raised by Donna and her husband.
“This is a personal and private matter,” Dan said Jan. 30 in a statement. “I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then. We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think SNL should have left Dan alone, or is every celebrity scandal fair game for them? Watch the sketch, then drop a comment with your thoughts!
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