Kansas City Chiefs clean-cut Travis Kelce made his much-anticipated SNL debut Saturday, revealing that winning the Super Bowl against his older brother and Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason, was “uncomfortable.”
The 33-year-old joked in front of his older brother, 35, just under a month since the Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over Jalen Hurts and Co. in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12.
“You know, people keep asking me what it was like beating my brother in the Super Bowl, and it was pretty awkward,” Travis told a packed audience, including his mom, Donna, and dad, Ed.
‘Especially because we had to drive home together after the game. Our mother took us there in her minivan, just like in the good old days.’
The two-time Super Bowl champ added that “even though his team lost after ten points ahead of the half, my brother is actually really happy for me,” before the camera zoomed in on an unresponsive Jason.
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And he agrees that the ref made the right call. It was a holding,” Travis continued to joke as Jason glared again, referring to the controversial call against Eagles cornerback James Braberry for holding Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s jersey in the closing minutes of the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs never looked back after conceding a penalty. With only 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the score tied at 35-35, Kansas City took its first lead of the night on Harrison Butker’s 27-yard field goal.
Stunned, Philadelphia had only six seconds left to go 64 yards up the field, and Hurts’ desperate Hail Mary pass was incomplete as time went on.
But looking back at a historic night for the Kelce brothers, who became the first pair of siblings to go head-to-head in Super Bowl history, Travis joked “hosting SNL is so much better, baby.”
He then went on to describe his and Jason’s journeys to football’s biggest stage.
“Jason and I have been playing soccer together since we were little kids. And he was always better than me… at everything,” Travis said. “He was an honor student in high school, and I got kicked off the team because I failed French, and also English, but French sounds much better.”
“And then, when we were in college, I actually got kicked off the team because I tested positive for marijuana. So it just goes to show that if you smoke weed and are bad at school, you can win the Super Bowl twice!’
Travis also gushed about his mother, Donna, appearing among a sellout crowd at State Farm Stadium, wearing Eagles and Chiefs colors.
While supportive of her two boys, her younger son joked that “my mom was on TV more than the both of us,” referring to himself and his brother.
Jason starred in a skit where Travis bumps into an ex-girlfriend (R) with his fiancee (L) at a bar
Travis’s ex-girlfriend proposes to her “totally ripped” boyfriend, Jason (R), after Travis gushes about his new life with his fiancé (L)
Speaking of both brothers taking the spotlight, Jason made a surprise appearance in one of the show’s skits after being asked by the production crew to appear alongside his brother on Saturday’s final SNL episode.
The Eagles center took on the role of one of Travis’ ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriends, as Travis played the role of a man who bumped into his ex-girlfriend, played by Heidi Gardner, at a bar, three years after their breakup, while his fiancée is also there.
After learning her ex has moved on, Gardner can’t hold back her tears, though she eventually gets a hold of herself before telling Travis and his fiancé, played by SNL actress Chloe Fineman, that “none of that matters now, because like I said , I’m in a relationship, and it’s so good. He’s a bit older, and he’s all torn.’
Jason enters, who asks his partner, “Hey, bubba. Sorry I’m late. Is this man bothering you? Should I beat him up? Because I certainly could.’
Travis, who can’t believe his ex has moved on to a better match, replied, “Wait. Is that your boyfriend? It’s totally cool. Oh my God. It’s totally cool. Oh my God.’
The Chiefs tight end then bursts into tears in what for once was his turn to feel a loss.