The country crooner made fun of himself during a spoof that parodied country music clichés on Saturday’s show. Cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant were also on hand for the sketch, which tackled faith, hardship and “wishin boots.” McKinnon kicks off the video feeling sorry for herself and her life of poverty before encountering a “wishin boot” that can solve all of her problems.
Donning a blond wig, Shelton also wowed with a “Bachelorette”-esque sketch.
Not surprisingly, SNL also addressed the ongoing “Deflategate” scandal, joking about the New England Patriots’ handling of the accusations that it under-inflated 11 of 12 footballs used in its game against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game last weekend.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (played by Beck Bennett) holds a mock press conference, during which he denies any knowledge of the decision to deflate the footballs. Then he puts the blame on quarterback Tom Brady, played by Taran Killam.
“I never really trusted the guy. Someone that good-looking and rich — well, you’ve seen ‘American Psycho,'” Belichick grunted. “I love him like a son — just more of an estranged son that I wouldn’t trust around footballs.”
Shelton told People that his favorite part of the show was the songs, of course. “I’m most excited about me and the band getting to play ‘Neon Light’ and ‘Boys ‘Round Here,'” he said. “[SNL is] an iconic show, and it was cool to be part of it.”
Will “Wishin Boot” be country music’s newest sensation? Watch the spot here.