Peyton Manning cemented his status as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time with his Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers, but there is one honor he already had on lock even before that: the greatest athlete-host of Saturday Night Live.
Manning’s turn as host in 2007 created several instant classic skits expanding on the comedic skills showcased in his vast library of commercial work.
Meatloaf Lovers Dream Car
In this ad parody, Manning and Mercedes have teamed up to develop a new car that caters to an underserved market: meatloaf lovers. The features start with a dashboard meatloaf oven and only get weirder from there.
On the Set of 300
The Broncos quarterback can’t quite get himself to throw anything as he plays “Mitch” an actor in the film 300.
Locker Room Dance
At halftime of a college basketball blowout, Will Forte tries to fire up Manning and the rest of the team with a rousing dance set to Burt Bacharach’s and Herb Alpert’s “Casino Royale,” which works on the former MVP and nobody else. Forte later called this skit his favorite from his run at SNL.
This is the clip that lifted Manning into the pantheon of Saturday Night Live hosts. The quarterback plays on his nice guy image, perfectly turning into a monster who hilariously bullies children and teaches them how to steal cars.