Aziz Ansari’s ‘Friday Night Lights’ Super Bowl was better than the real thing

The Super Bowl that America wanted. 

Mar 2, 2020, 9:28 am*



Michelle Jaworski

The Super Bowl may have been disappointing to pretty much anyone who wasn’t a Seahawks fan, but Aziz Ansari gave us the Super Bowl we deserved.

Forget the Broncos and Seahawks. It’s the Dillon Panthers versus the East Dillon Lions, and it’s personal.

What started off as a Friday Night Lights nod on Twitter turned into a bonafide game as it took on a life of its own—especially once FNL actor Scott Porter (quarterback Jason Street) got in on it.

He then started acting as both a football commentator and a reporter as the game fleshed itself out.

More comedians joined in as on-field reporters, and Ansari just added their commentary to his own.

Since Landry Clarke’s portrayer, actor Jesse Plemons, ended up taking a much darker route into the world of methamphetamine on Breaking Bad, Ansari couldn’t help but bring Uncle Jack and his band of Neo-Nazis to the game to the team’s dismay.

But, as with any episode of Friday Night Lights, there was plenty of drama brewing off the field.

A winner wasn’t declared in #FNLBowl2, but whatever came out of it would have been better than what actually happened. And next year, somebody get Ansari a commentator job.

H/T Gawker | Photo via Kristin Dos Santos/Flickr

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*First Published: Feb 3, 2014, 1:19 pm