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'SNL' Promo: Melissa McCarthy Avoids Mentioning Super Bowl, Punches Kenan Thompson

January 29, 2014 (6:51 am) GMT
The 'Bridesmaids' star pitches alternative names for the NFL game after Thompson tells her they can't mention Super Bowl on NBC.

promotes her return to "" this weekend in a newly-debuted promo video. The actress makes a reference to Super Bowl which will air February 2, but can't say it because it doesn't air on NBC this year.

Thus, she and introduce some NBC-approved alternative terms for the big football game. Football Bowl, Televised Man Battle With Ball, Contest of Helmets and Strategy and Live Ball War: The Game are some of the new names that she believes will catch on.

In another scene, McCarthy gets angry when Thompson comments, "Third time's a charm," on her third "SNL" hosting stint. Believing that the "SNL" regular cast member said her previous two stints were bad, she punches him.

The "" star also pokes fun at the upcoming winter Olympics. She appears out of breath carrying what she believes to be the Olympic torch, while it's actually "just regular newspaper."

"SNL" hosted by McCarthy will air February 1 at 11:30 P.M./10:30c on NBC. will be the musical guest.



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