Saturday Night Live Weekend Update with Sir Charles and Shaq

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update with Sir Charles and Shaq

Last night I was watching Saturday Night Live and as a basketball fan in the 90’s, this bit during Weekend Update cracked me up.  Even though Jay Pharaoh portrays Shaquille O’Neal as a well-intentioned dimwit, it’s the balance of Kenan Thompson’s sassy Charles Barkley was the perfect foil for Pharaoh’s cross-eyed Shaq.

SNL Weekend Update

Jay Pharaoh as Shaq and Kenan Thompson as Charles Barkley (Photo Credit: NBC.com)

I remember watching Shaq and Sir Charles play in their prime.  Now, to see these two being portrayed as grumpy old men, actually sounded like it could be totally true.  Except for the Shaq being cross-eyed part, which must have made Jay’s head hurt.  Enjoy!