‘SNL’ jabs at Cuomo, Newsom, Whitmer in Fauci-hosted coronavirus game-show sketch

Saturday Evening Stay” poked enjoyable at New York’s Andrew Cuomo for a second straight weekend — this time with fellow Democrats Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan lampooned as effectively.

The three governors (performed by “SNL” forged members) served as judges on an ethically questionable, Dr. Anthony Fauci-hosted recreation present referred to as, “So You Assume You Can Get the Vaccine?”

Cuomo (Pete Davidson) was launched as being “at the moment beneath hearth for futzing with previous, lifeless folks and in addition the sort of sexual harassment allegations that make you say, ‘Yeah, I may see that.’”

The actual Cuomo has been embroiled in a number of scandals not too long ago: He has been accused of harassment by two former feminine aides and of undercounting nursing house pandemic deaths. 

Newsom (Alex Moffat), who faces a recall effort, was additionally disparagingly launched as “hated by each single individual in California apart from these 10 folks he had dinner with in Napa that one time.”

He described the coronavirus state of affairs in his state as, “tooth white, our bodies tight, COVID fairly unhealthy.” 

Whitmer (Cecily Sturdy) joined the others as Fauci (Kate McKinnon) defined the thought behind the sport present.

“The vaccine shouldn’t be a contest however People will solely wish to get it if it means another person can’t,” Fauci defined earlier than introducing a sequence of contestants who clearly would not qualify.

One girl claimed she was an “important” employee as a result of she did IT for the risque web site OnlyFans and had herpes, whereas one other was pretending to be an previous girl as a result of she needed to hook up with a man who simply bought out of a relationship. 

The vaccines had been denied however Fauci promised comfort prizes to the losers, comparable to a Pfizer visor and, as a result of it rhymes with vaccine, “Maxine,” a “cranky” cartoon character from Hallmark greeting playing cards.


The governors had been additionally given the chance to elucidate who counts as a necessary employee of their respective states.

Newsom stated California was immunizing “police, hospital employees, neuropaths and psychics”; Whitmer stated Michigan was giving it to “fishers, truckers,and trappers”; and Cuomo stated, “robust guys, smart guys, wealthy guys, and 5 Guys” in New York may roll up their sleeve for the injection. 

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (Aidy Bryant), additionally joined the present as a contestant, however he seemed to be angling to showcase his stand-up comedy skills relatively than making an attempt to get the vaccine.

“It’s nice to be again in New York Metropolis,” the senator stated, redoing the comedy routine from his CPAC look this week. “Sorry, my arms are drained ‘trigger I simply flew again from Cancun, Mexico.” 

The actual Cruz made an analogous joke on the Orlando, Fla., convention to make gentle of his ill-timed journey to a sunny resort amid his state’s winter-storm disaster. 


In the long run, the governors had been keen to present the vaccine to an 85-year-old contestant who described himself because the “world’s proudest granddad.”

But it surely did not work out as a result of he could not join it on-line — or, as he referred to as it, “on what?” — and he did not suppose he may discover an adolescent to “click on refresh” for the required “three straight days.” 

“However in the event you do really feel sick,” Davidson’s Cuomo suggested the previous man, “be sure you depart the nursing house and get to the hospital. Wink.”


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