If Jay Pharoah had his way, Floyd Mayweather would get Rosetta Stone language software and the Denzel Washington uncle memes from the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight would come to a merciful end.
Those takes were the highlights of Pharoah's appearance on SI Now Thursday, when he shared his reactions to the bout formerly hyped as the Fight of the Century. Saturday Night Live was taping during the May 2 fight, and Pharoah was famously peeved when Scarlett Johansson, the SNL host that night, accidentally spoiled the ending of the bout.
Still, he's seen enough Denzel memes to ask for them to come to an end.
"I think Denzel is definitely going to have a suit on," Pharoah said when Maggie Gray asked about the prospects of a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch. "Y'all need to leave Denzel alone. Seriously. I'm so tired of seeing them memes about him being the old uncle at the cookout. I'm tired of that, man. Leave Denzel alone, man. He's done too much."
The full video is well worth a watch, especially for Pharoah's spot-on impressions of Mayweather, Denzel and Jay-Z.
- Mike Fiammetta