Desperate contestants vied for COVID-19 vaccines on a quirky game show hosted by Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Anthony Fauci on the cold open of “Saturday Night Live.”
“The vaccine rollout is going strong, but it’s also very confusing,” McKinnon’s Fauci said. “Who can get it? How? When? Where is it? Do both doses go in the same arm or different arms or what? I don’t know.”
The three judges for “So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine” — all “famous governors” — were New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson), California Gov. Gavin Newsom (Alex Moffat) and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Cecily Strong).
“Yes, hello, nice bodies, some of you,” said Davidson’s Cuomo after “Fauci” mentioned his problems with “nursing home dead people” and “sex harassment.”
“I know, I know, I’m in the friggin’ doghouse again,” he admitted. “Remember when your favorite movie was my PowerPoints?”
One of the contestants, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Aidy Bryant), tried to prove he was vaccine eligible because of his standout comedic talent. His arms were tired, he explained, because he “just flew back from Cancun.”
The most hapless of all the contestants was 85-year-old Mikey Day, who was automatically eligible, but had no idea how to make a vaccine appointment online. He wondered if his mailman could help him. “Does he have three straight days to help you click refresh?” asked Cuomo.
“Better luck next time,” said Strong’s Whitmer.
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