Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt hosted the iconic Saturday Night Live show. Watt was a natural at it, and hopefully he makes a return appearance sometime in the future.
From the very start of his show-opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, to his first skit and a short video, J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans made the nation laugh in an episode in which his personality shined and the lighter side of the fierce pass rusher was on display.
There were skits where Watt was explaining the “birds and the bees,” in a hysterical way, and there was the short video “Robbie,” which was a spoof on the movie “Rudy.” There was also a “Frozen II” parody, a skit with EA Sports voiceovers, a pizza man skit and even one where he spoofed “The Bachelor.”
If a Top 3 was needed to be ranked for Watt from Saturday Night Live, it would be “Robbie,” EA Sports voiceovers and the “birds and the bees” skit. What made things great for Watt on Saturday Night Live was it was easy to see he was enjoying his experience on the live national stage, and he was actually funny, too.
Seeing a past three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year — a player who is paid to put the opposing quarterback on the ground and a player who is maybe the most competitive person on the entire Texans roster — be that funny and hold his own on the SNL program, Watt should be proud of his showing.
After watching the SNL program, it will be tough not to imagine the “Robbie” skit every time from here on out “Rudy” is on television. Like with other star players on their roster, the Texans should be extremely happy to Watt on the roster and as a member of the Texans.
At the end of the night, Watt honored the late Kobe Bryant by wearing his jersey and taking a shot with a paper ball while shouting “KOBE!” to close the show, which was a very nice tribute by the Texans defensive end.
Granted, it would have been better to see Watt in the Super Bowl this past weekend, but Watt stole the show on Saturday, and hopefully he returns to the program one day and brings even more laughs to the nation.