Two worlds you may have thought would never collide — Broadway and the NFL — have united in glorious harmony thanks to “Hamilton” and comedian Rob Riggle.
Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical hit has been given a gridiron makeover with a hilarious New England Patriots-themed spoof created by Riggle to launch his “FOX NFL Sunday” segments for the 2016 football season.
Titled “Garoppolo: A Second String Musical,” the tuneful ditty follows the adventures of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as he attempts to lead the team in the wake of Tom Brady‘s four-game Deflategate suspension.
“Basically, Garoppolo’s the Javier Muñoz of the NFL,” Broadwayworld.com commented, for all those non-sporting thespians out there.
“He’s the backup who’s got them jacked up in Beantown. He’s classy, ask Ben Affleck, he’s on our team now, it’s not a hassle. He’s the rich man’s Matt Cassel,” one performer in a Boston Red Sox jersey sings in the Fox Sports video.
“Turns out dreams come true when balls get deflated,” another singer tunes in.
Cue Riggle as a wide-eyed Garoppolo clutching his Pats clipboard as he ventures down the stairs to remind everyone of his name: “I’ve waited all my life for this, does anyone know where my helmet is?”
There continues to be some slight confusion between the second-year QB and comedian Janeane Garofalo “because their names are close,” but that gets cleared up.
“Many people think the Pats are doomed to lose, like straight-edged kids on a Gronkowski cruise,” our Sox fan chimes in.
Fortunately Riggle’s fake Garoppolo finds his helmet — and the real Jimmy Garoppolo already has his first win under his helmet, thanks to a 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.
Watch the video above, and tune into Riggle on Fox Sports this Sunday as the Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins.