You sort of knew Saturday Night Live had to go after the excesses of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. But the show took an unexpected, clever, and note-perfect approach.
Framed as one of ESPN’s Outside the Lines investigative specials, it posed rousing guest host Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) as one Sheila Kelly, the coach of the women’s basketball coach at Division III school, Middle Delaware State.
(Later in the same episode, on “Weekend Update” Kenan Thompson did a funny impression of Charles Barkley, who was having trouble with state schools himself.)
Crazy abusive coaches are no laughing matter, but SNL found a way to make it hilarious. See for yourself. (Warning: All the profanities are bleeped out in this skit, but there are a lot of them.)