On Monday, just hours after the Eagles’ big Super Bowl win, late-night hosts were quick to pile on Philadelphia natives for their reactions to the victory.
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.
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.”
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, meanwhile, noted the lack of arrests: “It got so crazy that the police were left powerless? Poor police. They were like, ‘We couldn’t do anything. They were white.’”
Conan O’Brien focused on an Eagles 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. The two players walked onstage with a tub of Gatorade, which they immediately poured over Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo. When asked by Kimmel what they thought of Philly’s fans, Clement said, “I’m from Philly, so I know what people say of our fans. They greased the light poles in our town!”
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.
Over on The Late Late Show, James Corden quipped that President Trump broke tradition by calling the Patriots after the game to “mock them for being losers.”
After the Patriots loss, Corden attempted to find sympathy for quarterback Tom Brady but realized Brady might be all right. “I don’t know how Brady is going to live with himself, I don’t…his five Super Bowl rings, his supermodel wife Gisele…. Actually I think he’s going to be fine,” Corden joked.