It was only a matter of time before Fox Sports took on a Hamilton parody, right?
Okay, probably not. But, if you can believe it, said parody happened. And it totally worked, thanks to comedian Rob Riggle.
The comedian and actor, who will have segments on Fox NFL Sunday throughout the 2016 football season, took on the role of Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback while Tom Brady serves his four-game Deflategate suspension, in Garoppolo: A Second String Musical.
“How does a clipboarder, benchwarmer who’s never played a single quarter rise in the wake of what Wells reported,” the opening song — set to Hamilton opener “Alexander Hamilton” — begins. “Not 40 throws in his stats, but who knows him in the media? He barely has a page on Wikipedia.”
“Brady was the game’s Lin-Manuel but he’s gone, wow, and though it may upset Gisele, look who’s starting now,” chimes in a woman in a Patriots top. “From sidelines to headlines, for years this man’s waited. Turns out dreams come true when balls get deflated.”
Finally, Riggle comes in: “Jimmy Garoppolo. My name is Jimmy Garoppolo. I’ve waited all my life for this. Does anyone know where my helmet is?”
Watch the full clip above.