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

“Saturday Night time Are living” poked a laugh at New York’s Andrew Cuomo for a 2nd immediately weekend — this time with fellow Democrats Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan lampooned as smartly.

The 3 governors (performed via “SNL” solid contributors) served as judges on an ethically questionable, Dr. Anthony Fauci-hosted sport reveal referred to as, “So You Suppose You Can Get the Vaccine?”

Cuomo (Pete Davidson) was once offered as being “lately underneath hearth for futzing with previous, lifeless other folks and in addition the type of sexual harassment allegations that make you assert, ‘Yeah, I may see that.’”

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

Newsom (Alex Moffat), who faces a recall effort, was once additionally disparagingly offered as “hated via each unmarried individual in California with the exception of for the ones 10 other 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 beautiful dangerous.” 

Whitmer (Cecily Sturdy) joined the others as Fauci (Kate McKinnon) defined the speculation in the back of the sport reveal.

“The vaccine shouldn’t be a contest however American citizens will best need to get it if it way any individual else can’t,” Fauci defined earlier than introducing a sequence of contestants who obviously would not qualify.

One girl claimed she was once an “crucial” employee as a result of she did IT for the risque site OnlyFans and had herpes, whilst some other was once pretending to be an previous girl as a result of she sought after to connect with a man who simply were given out of a dating. 

The vaccines have been denied however Fauci promised comfort prizes to the losers, similar to a Pfizer visor and, as it rhymes with vaccine, “Maxine,” a “cranky” caricature personality from Hallmark greeting playing cards.


The governors have been additionally given the chance to provide an explanation for who counts as an crucial employee of their respective states.

Newsom mentioned California was once immunizing “police, medical institution body of workers, neuropaths and psychics”; Whitmer mentioned Michigan was once giving it to “fishers, truckers,and trappers”; and Cuomo mentioned, “tricky 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 reveal as a contestant, however he looked to be angling to show off his stand-up comedy abilities slightly than looking to get the vaccine.

“It’s nice to be again in New York Town,” the senator mentioned, redoing the comedy regimen from his CPAC look this week. “Sorry, my fingers are drained ‘motive I simply flew again from Cancun, Mexico.” 

The actual Cruz made a equivalent comic story on the Orlando, Fla., convention to make mild of his ill-timed go back and forth to a sunny lodge amid his state’s winter-storm disaster. 


In any case, the governors have been prepared to offer the vaccine to an 85-year-old contestant who described himself because the “global’s proudest granddad.”

Nevertheless it did not figure 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 in finding a youngster to “click on refresh” for the essential “3 immediately days.” 

“However in the event you do really feel ill,” Davidson’s Cuomo instructed the previous guy, “you’ll want to depart the nursing house and get to the medical institution. Wink.”


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