'South Park' gives Brett Favre the first comic Three-Pete
Sports have a statistical term for everything, and three, in particular, seems to be a magic number. A triple-double is when a basketball player scores double-digits in points, rebounds, and assists in a single game. The Triple Crown is when a baseball player leads the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (or when a thoroughbred wins the Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont). And the Triple-Lindy, of course, is an impossibly dangerous dive last performed by Thornton Melon. So it only makes sense that there should be a similar term for when an athlete’s man-parts are featured in three of TV’s most creative comedies. Last night, South Park took their shot at Brett Favre, the star quarterback accused of romantically pursuing a former employee of the New York Jets with an embarrassing collection of texts, voicemails, and naked photographs. Captain Hindsight offered the Vikings’ star some belated advise on avoiding his current situation.
Throw in the special treatment from the live episode of 30 Rock and the very funny parody of his Wrangler ads by Saturday Night Live and it’s fair to say that Favre’s privates have penetrated the national consciousness. Our task is to give this notorious achievement a title. Three-Pete sounds identical to an established sports feat of different meaning, so the best I can come up with is A Favre Three-Wood. I’m counting on your ingenuity to come up with something better….