Back in January 2001, Lewis won the Super Bowl XXXV MVP but was not given the postgame Disney World commercial spot traditionally given to MVPs of the big game due to his conviction for obstruction of justice relating to a homicide at a party in Atlanta the year before. The commercial appearance and the trip to the amusement park that goes along with it was awarded to Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer instead.
SNL went on to make fun of Ray Lewis. Lewis was shown fleeing some of the Disney movie “crime scenes” in a limousine, such as the Bambi scene where Bambi’s mother gets shot and the Beauty and the Beast scene where Beast gets stabbed. Lewis also denies his involvement in Simba’s death during a scene from The Lion King and even sings about it.