'SNL' can't resist Tiger Woods jokes
Tiger Woods and his marital problems proved a tempting target for ``Saturday Night Live.''
In a skit and multiple ``Weekend Update'' jokes this weekend, NBC's comedy institution took on the golfer, who has admitted to letting his family down with ``transgressions'' that came to light following a strange Thanksgiving weekend car accident outside his Florida home.
In one skit, actor Jason Sudeikis portrayed Wolf Blitzer on CNN's ``Situation Room'' reporting on a news conference that Woods (played by Kenan Thompson) and his wife (played by Blake Lively) were holding outside his home. After Woods admitted to ``multiple'' transgressions, his wife looked surprised and the screen quickly shifted back to Blitzer.
``Breaking news,'' Blitzer said. ``Tiger Woods is back in the hospital. Apparently just hours after a press conference where he confessed to multiple transgressions, Woods had an accident in his home where he fell down a flight of stairs then inadvertently threw himself through a plate glass window.''
Woods returned for a later news conference, his wife brandishing a golf club next to him, where he said, ``Wow, I've been really clumsy this week.''
He had more such ``accidents,'' then returns to read a prepared statement with the words ``help me'' and ``I'm scared'' written on the back of the papers for the audience to see.
In ``Weekend Update,'' anchor Seth Meyers peppered Woods with one-liners: ``Last Friday, Tiger Woods hit a tree and a bunch of ladies fell out,'' he said.
Meyers noted that Woods and his wife were in negotiations over their prenuptial agreement, and ``what's really weird is he presented her with one of those huge, oversized checks.''
Woods' sponsors are sticking with him, Meyers said, ``a gesture that only means one thing - women don't watch golf.''