A week ago, Leslie Jones was just a Ghostbusting Saturday Night Live all-star the world had no idea was Team USA's biggest Olympics fan. But Jones is used to being underestimated, and she came ready to play, with 48 years of being funny under her belt, and a head-to-toe stars-and-stripes outfit to deploy. The Olympics only come around once every four years, after all, and Jones was not going to blow her shot ... at dominating Twitter couch commentary. Girl even set up a makeshift control room with three events playing at once in her living room. So undeniable are her talents, she's now going to Rio at the invitation of Jim Bell, executive producer of the NBC Olympics coverage — a particularly sweet vindication given that a month ago, Jones nearly quit Twitter after being subjected to a torrent of racial abuse. In a Games that's already been plagued with a host country in crisis, terror plots, toxic water, unsafe lodging, the Zika virus, doping, Michael Phelps's stank face, back-breaking crashes, terrible ratings, and even worse coverage and commentary, Jones's may just be the fairy-tale ending we need. Plus, who doesn't want to watch her help Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush pour some more coconut oil on Tonga's flag-bearer? Here's what else to expect when our heroine touches down in Brazil on Friday and starts making the NBC censors work overtime.
I mean she already wrapped herself in an American flag while wearing an all-flag-all-day outfit. What's she going to do with a budget?
Plus, now she's got this sweet swimming cap.
IM AN OLYMPIAN!!! pic.twitter.com/bOkbwDcHJ9— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 9, 2016
Like, what's up with those weird water-polo bonnets?
What's up with the hats!! pic.twitter.com/k0H9vD3x0N— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
Are they peeing on each other?
Is they peeling on each other I think so pic.twitter.com/07wwmF0Xzg— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
How come men's beach volleyball players don't wear those itty-bitty panties? "This is some bullshit."
Where is the Murphys?! pic.twitter.com/mL11Yc9x1Q— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
"Pedal, girl, like you're delivering weed!"
"They're fish! They’re freaking fish!"
They are fish man! pic.twitter.com/IAQ77W2pKc— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
A one-woman spirit coach for beach volleyball's Kerri Walsh Jennings
Jennings told Yahoo! Sports that she was having trouble sleeping and someone recommended she read Jones's Twitter. Now she's reaching out to the comedian directly for boosts of enthusiasm before matches. “I love her. She’s perfect to me," said Walsh. "I can’t wait to see what she came up with today.”
PERFUCKINGFECTION!! pic.twitter.com/udmGQTYVGA— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 9, 2016
Celebration of bad-ass bitches
Tell this bitch you gone be late for a date I dare you! pic.twitter.com/ZTtW42Usuu— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
"Ain't no Victoria's Secret football in this motherfucker."
No where near the Victoria secret football league shit these bitches is for real!! I want them to play the Giants pic.twitter.com/NQLvxixha2— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
Discovering sports for the first time
"What the fuck am I watching right now?"
I can't even get the electric slide right I know I'm fucking this up pic.twitter.com/bDxCttQxaq— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
Men gymnasts are shaped like what toast looks like when it’s cut into triangles.
Funny shape pic.twitter.com/2hhqkXGphJ— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
"Bob [Costas], I love you but you gotta put some spark in your shit! This is the OLYMPICS."
I'm sorry in advance but this is the OLYMPICS!!! pic.twitter.com/jwwADf04So— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
Women's rubgy is awesome.
Womens rugby is fucking AWESOME!!! pic.twitter.com/LxUcivLBT6— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 8, 2016
"Those refs smoke weed."
Them refs man pic.twitter.com/woZreuMzak— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
"A lucky towel? What are you, Linus?"
Is he Linus?! pic.twitter.com/aPhNjubWFl— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
For water-polo players, even with their weird hats.
Ok I don't care how weird his hat is. He is FIONE!! Ok focus!! USA USA USA! So cute....no USA USA USA!! pic.twitter.com/IAuMKKOJt8— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
Speedos for everyone!
I'm just sayin... pic.twitter.com/vuhfOV4rly— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 9, 2016