Must-see morning clip: "Manti" explains on SNL

Bobby Moynahan's Te'o says his fake girlfriend was devastated to hear she didn't exist

By Natasha Lennard
January 20, 2013 7:08PM (UTC)
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Saturday Night Live's cold opening spoofed not only Lance Armstrong's tepid apology, but the bizarre Manti Te'o hoax. In a spoofed Piers Morgan episode, Morgan (Taran Killam) asks Te'o (Bobby Moynahan) whether the hoax has been "devastating to deal with."

"It is, but it's even more devastating for my girlfriend, Lanay... A couple months ago she called me up and was like, 'hey, I have bad news, I'm dead," explained SNL's vacant-eyed Manti.

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