On the first week of the NBA season, Saturday Night Live did a Weekend Update segment mocking TNT’s Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley.
Shaq was played by Jay Pharoah and Barkley was played by Kenan Thompson. The Shaq impersonation — featuring a cross-eyed, mumbling Pharoah — is grotesque but it captures the spirit of the big man’s on-air style.
Barkley pronouncing “merci” “mer-key” made me laugh.
Here’s the video:
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