Jennifer Lopez and SNL Sum Up Our Feeling About The Winter Olympics Perfectly

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Two important things happened on the NBC television network this weekend. The Winter Olympics finally ended and Jennifer Lopez, who has been busy raising her twins, buying an apartment in Miami, and letting her husband buy a stake in the Dolphins, finally got back to the important work of being famous and hosted Saturday Night Live.

The J. Lo episode was slightly bumpy -- especially the gawdawful, way-to-earnest musical numbers -- but there were a few highlights. Like this take on Telemundo's coverage of the Winter games.

A few commentators chided some of the sketches, this one included, for trading in on Latino stereotypes. Now we're not sure if the SNL writing staff was aware, but most of Telemundo's news operations are based in Hialeah, and the jokes in this sketch aren't so much a Latino reaction to the games as they are a South Florida reaction.

I'm not even Hispanic, and this is pretty much how I reacted to the games.

"This is the first time Telemundo has covered the Winter Olympics, and we keep asking ourselve, 'Why does anyone like the Winter Olympics?' It is cold and the sports are silly," quips Fred Armison's character.

"Plus all the sports are very strange, or something you'd do if you want to kill yourself," says J. Lo.

"This is the madness that happens when a country has no beaches," says Arminson. Replying, "I'm sure they are very bad, bad beaches," on learning that Canada actually has beaches. Which was our reaction exactly when hearing Canada has beaches.

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