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Saturday Night Live Mocks Tom Brady’s “Deflate-Gate”: Watch Taran Killam Play the New England Patriot’s Quarterback

Saturday Night Live goes pro! Opening the sketch comedy show on Jan. 24 was a skit surrounding the recent New England Patriots “Deflate-gate” scandal that has been widely blamed on quarterback Tom Brady. Longtime SNL cast member Taran Killam played the athlete, beanie and all, claiming innocence and stupidity. 

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SNL’s Taran Killam played Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady on Jan. 24.

“Me? Absolutely not!” Killam replied when a reporter asked him if he deflated the footballs. “Honestly I wasn’t even aware that footballs couldn’t be inflated or deflated. All I know is that a football is a pigskin, so I just assumed that the air in the football is how much air is inside the pig when it died.”

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Brady held his own real-life press conference on Thursday, Jan. 22, continuing to claim he did not alter the footballs in his AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. The match secured the Patriots a spot in the 2015 Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. 

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Hosting and performing on SNL was country singer Blake Shelton. Miranda Lambert‘s husband was a crowd pleaser, participating in a Family Feud sketch where he played on a team with his fellow Voice coaches. Killam played Shelton’s good pal Adam Levine, and the two had a romantic rendezvous at the end of the clip. 

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Prior to the show, the Maroon 5 frontman tweeted, “Make sure you watch @blakeshelton tonight on @nbcsnl! Hopefully he won’t suck!”

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