“There was so much fire and crying, for a second I thought I was watching ‘This is Us.’ ”
Late-night hosts were quick to pile on the city of Philadelphia for its reactions to Sunday’s Super Bowl win by their beloved Eagles.
On the Late Show, host Stephen Colbert showed off footage of Philadelphia fans celebrating their team’s victory by taking to the streets, lighting fires and turning over cars. “There was so much fire and crying, for a second I thought I was watching This is Us,” said Colbert.
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” Colbert noted.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 6, 2018
Over on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the NBC host made a similar quip, saying, “After defeating the New England Patriots, Philadelphia then went on to defeat Philadelphia.”
— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) February 6, 2018
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah noted the lack arrests: “It got so crazy that the police were left powerless? Poor police. They were like, ‘We couldn’t do anything. They were white.’ “
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 6, 2018
Conan O’Brien focused on an Eagle fan who reportedly ate horse droppings from off the street. “In his defense, he thought it was dog poop,” the host said.
Speaking on the destruction in the city, O’Brien said, “In Philadelphia, there were fires and people punching each other in the face — and then they sat down to watch the game.”
On ABC, host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement from the Eagles to the show.
During his monologue, Kimmel showed footage of fans flipping cars and jumping off of traffic lights. “In football, even the fans get concussions,” the host quipped.