“‘SNL’ cold open shows Fauci dispelling coronavirus myths — with help from Cuomos, Ted Cruz”

“The first “scenelet” showed a man (Mikey Day) asking a restaurant hostess (Heidi Gardner) about eating Christmas dinner at the establishment, but he said he had lost his vaccination card that was required for entry. 

“You mean you lost the little one-inch piece of cardboard they gave you?” the hostess asked. “Then you are banished from society. Have fun living in the woods.” 

McKinnon’s Fauci protested the validity of Gardner’s claim. 

“You can get a replacement card … I think,” he wavered. 

Later, Fauci asked people to remember that the pandemic has affected many people economically. 

“Keep that in mind as you watch this next scene: “Two Unemployed Brothers on Christmas Day.” https://www.youtube.com/embed/uZzxzf8t_rE

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and fired CNN host Chris Cuomo (Andrew Dismukes) separately introduced themselves as “disgraced,” and, putting their arms around each other, they claimed, “We both lost our jobs because of COVID.”  foxnews.

Comment: I have not watched SNL for a long time, but Mackinnon is always good for a laugh. pl


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21 Responses to “‘SNL’ cold open shows Fauci dispelling coronavirus myths — with help from Cuomos, Ted Cruz”

  1. Babeltuap says:

    I deleted all major networks and cancelled all streaming right after the election was stolen. The only network that has gained viewership the past year is MeTV which is old retro programming. Everyone else lost viewership.

    About 12 years ago I installed a makeshift antenna while moving into a new home. I was going to get cable but I picked up 30 channels. I invested in a 30ft antenna and now get over 100 stations. I never did get cable TV. And it’s going to get much better with ATSC 3.0 transmission.

  2. jld says:

    Any idea why the video ( https://www.youtube.com/embed/uZzxzf8t_rE ) is banned in France and by the user himself?

    • LeaNder says:

      Neither Gemany, my test reads like this. My translation:

      Video not available
      The user who uploaded the video does not offer it to your country.

      Usually this suggests copyright laws to me. It’s available via Great Britan. More arbitary tests: Europe. It’s available via Greece, ditto Ireland, Danmark.

      Maybe its a random note and there are server troubles?

    • LeaNder says:

      Saturday Night Live seems generally blocked in Germany. A fan tells his audience. 😉

      Maybe in France too?

  3. Deap says:

    I can’t even laugh about the current draconian covid restrictions, which I fear will now be permanently in place forever. Just like TSA. There is nothing funny about this massive government bureaucrat disinformation attack on all our lives. Heinous.

    • Barbara Ann says:


      Laughter is vital, if enough people laugh the attack can be stopped. Satire will save the world.

      • Deap says:

        Agree Barbara Ann, thanks for the nudge. It has been a grim year, but resilience shall remain high. Wasn’t it good old Readers Digest who always ran the column “Laughter is the Best Medicine”?

        Guess I better dip my toes back into SNL after hearing these brave reports it might actually have been (slightly) funny. Yes, mockery is power and does show progress digging out from under onslaught at all levels that was 2021.

      • TTG says:

        Barbara Ann,

        I agree. Satire will save the world. SNL has been skewering politicians since it began, both democrats and Republicans, on the left and on the right. I remember fondly the Three Stooges treatment of the Axis leaders. Pure comic genius. The prime difference is in how those being skewered react to it. Can they laugh at themselves or do they take it as a mere vicious personal attack.

        I still think Kate McKinnon’s best skit so far, not political in any way, was the first abducted by aliens skit with Cecily Strong and Ryan Gosling. I laughed out loud during that one and still do. “Porky Pigging it in a drafty dome.”


        She also did the cold opening right after the 2016 election as Clinton playing the piano and singing Cohen’s Hallelujah. It was dead serious. She ended with the words “I’m not giving up and neither should you” before the signature “and now from NY it’s SNL.” I can’t recall another cold opening with that kind of tone. And it made the show’s political meanings absolutely clear.


  4. Sam says:

    German police start measuring distances between people with folding rulers in public.


    This is worthy of a SNL skit. The silliness is parody.

    • Deap says:

      More importantly, German polizei require only 1.5 meter “social distancing”; not our US arbitrary six foot -or approx 2 meter social distancing.

      More covid mythology passing for “science”. WHO last year recommended only one meter – approx 3 feet social distancing. Who’s on first?

      In the real world, it appears six inches distance from an infected person, for over 15 minutes, in fact is the real risk zone for any sort of respiratory infection – colds and flu included. “Science” should have figured this out by now. But it hasn’t.

      • BillWade says:

        I understand you Californians will be mandated to wear masks indoors, does that mean in your own home?

        If it does, I’d be moving asap. That is crazy.

  5. Barbara Ann says:

    This is how you defeat the wall to wall fear propaganda masquerading as healthcare advice trying to persuade us that the “New Normal” means your participation in society is contingent on you granting sovereignty over your body to the government.

    Excellent SNL, it’s a good start.

    • Sam says:

      In years to come, we will give thanks that the truth was spoken by those courageous enough to to speak it.


      Yeah, despite Fauci’s Goebellspeak, Obama to Boris Johnson and the other “leaders” gathered indoors maskless while the masked help served them. Let’s not forget woke Gavin Newsom and London Breed enjoying themselves at Napa’s French Laundry restaurant while they locked down everyone else and shut our kids from a school education. They were not afraid of the virus themselves while they forcibly through penalty of sanction were getting everyone to get repeated shots of biologics with yet unknown long term effects.

      As the wokesters standard bearer who interned Americans in camps due to their ancestral ethnicity said in an inaugural address, “we have nothing to fear except fear itself”. A sentiment expressed earlier by French writer Michel de Montaigne and later by Francis Bacon – Nil terribile nisi ipse timor.

      It is worth observing who succumbed to fear among our fellow citizens and the compliance of the many to authoritarianism as well as the unmasked totalitarians amongst the leadership of our institutions.

  6. Am I safe to assume that if SNL is making anti-Fauxi skits (no matter how tame) that we are coming to the end of the belief period?

    • Fred says:


      If there is anything like a fair election it will be a bigger landslide for any Republican since Nixon, and with the self emasculation of ‘fake’ news, i.e. mainstream news, they won’t be able to pull another Russian Collusion con job on the electorate in the immediate aftermath. What results legislatively will be incumbent on the newcomers as a lot of rinos/neocons/et al. will still be in office.

  7. Agree, I do not watch them at all (stopped long time ago), but Kate is a real deal. She is the only one who approaches in talent probably the greatest of them all among females of SNL Kristen Wiig.

  8. JK/AR says:

    Just dropping in to say, although the weekend’s been pretty exciting so far, looks to be my – and mine’s – looks to be mostly okay.

    Most fortunate though to’ve picked that night to be our first in the “new” abode – though my dog has been for the past 14 or so hours giving me some mighty accusatory looks.

    Pray all Readers hereabouts especially east of me remain with us.

  9. Lysias says:

    Robert Kennedy Jr.’s book “The Real Anthony Fauci” exposes Fauci for the psychopath that he is.

    • Ed Lindgren says:

      I bought RFK Jr’s book from Amazon as a Kindle download for $2.99. At this point am about half way through it.

      If the picture Kennedy paints of Fauci is only half true (and I suspect it is a good deal more than that), then Tony has a hell of a lot of blood on his hands. And that goes all the way back to his botching the HIV/AIDS business back in the 1980s. Kennedy states that Fauci is a textbook case of regulatory capture, where is in fact serves the interests of the industry he is charged with overseeing.

      I was in my local B&N bookstore this morning. Out of curiosity, I took a look at their section with all the recently released non-fiction books. Kennedy’s book was nowhere to be seen!

    • Deap says:

      Kennedy unmasks the fraud I also saw back in the 1980’s, when Fauci was playing inside hardball and destroying anyone who crossed his path over his now discredited public HIV agenda.

      Good to have this documented historical review, proving one can and does fail upwards in our massive US health care bureaucracy.

      I hope Berkeley researcher Dr Duesberg is finally getting the last laugh, since he was one of Fauci’s early road kills.

      That is when Fauci sent out the message science is not about science, if you want to get any further grant funding – it is about supporting the party line or you will be shunned, banished and never get another dime of taxpayer cash for real research.

      The rot in our alleged government public health agencies goes back at least until the 1980’s. Kennedy’s books clearly shows the why, when and who. One more government agency who lost their way, and whose only mission now is self-perpetuation. One more hoary government third rail that none dare touch today.

  10. Deap says:

    Best line was the threat of losing “covid” as an excuse, to get out of doing what you really did not want to do in the first place.

    “Covid” has been an all-purpose schmoo. Especially benefiting leftist polities.

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