Saturday Night Live Skit Features Broadway Half Time Show, Melissa McCarthy Singing: Watch Here!

Entertainment Feb. 2, 2014 AT 11:20AM

Though some football fans aren't exactly excited for Bruno Mars' Half Time show at this year's Super Bowl, Saturday Night Live invited viewers to consider a slightly scary and hilarious alternative during its opening skit on Feb. 1. 

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In the skit, Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were rerouted due to the ominous Polar Vortex, leaving Broadway actors and musicians to perform a musical number during Half Time. 

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The comical number featured SNL veteran Taran Killam played Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, dancing his way to a Super Bowl victory with the help of host Melissa McCarthy as his mentor "Mama Pass." 

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But fellow SNL star Kenan Thompson, playing controversial Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, attempts to destroy Manning's chances at victory while tap dancing across the stage and wearing a straw hat. 

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The skit was the perfect way to open the show the night before the Super Bowl, and kicked off McCarthy's third time hosting SNL

Tell Us: What did you think of the musical opening skit? 

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