snl sports spectacular peyton manning united way 'SNL Sports Spectacular,' from Peyton Manning to Melissa McCarthyFor Super Bowl week and with the 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, “Saturday Night Live” aired a special, hosted by the soon-departing Seth Meyers, of the best sports-themed sketches from the show’s history.

The special hit a lot of highlights and not just under the caveat of sports — just great sketches in the history of the show. Here are some of the gems (minus Chris Farley skating with Nancy Kerrigan, for which we could not find video):

Schmitt’s Gay with Adam Sandler and Chris Farley

Peyton Manning’s United Way ad

Ray Romano and Tim Meadows do SportsCenter

Michael Jordan visits Stuart Smalley

Tracy Morgan spanks Shaquille O’Neal

Melissa McCarthy on “Outside the Lines”

Fernando’s Hideaway with Mr. T and Hulk Hogan

Eli Manning for Little Brothers

Synchronized swimming

John Belushi for Little Chocolate Donuts

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."