For Massachusetts residents who’ve struggled to affix a COVID-19 vaccine over the previous couple of weeks, the chilly open of this week’s “Saturday Night Live” was very on-point.
The show opened with a fake game show hosted by Dr. Anthony Fauci (Kate McKinnon) referred to as “So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine,” whereby contestants plead their case to 3 governors — California’s Gavin Newsom (Alex Moffat), New York’s Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer (Cecily Strong) — as to why they have to be given the vaccine.
“Getting the vaccine shouldn’t be a competition, but Americans will only want to get it if someone else can’t,” Fauci’s McKinnon talked about.
The show highlighted the differing necessities for who receives a vaccine in each state, along with a variety of type of line-jumpers, collectively with a lady dressed as a grandma (Ego Nwodim) and a person who picked up smoking just for priority entry (Bowen Yang).
Finally, a worthy candidate arrived on the show inside the kind of an 85-year-old man (Mikey Day). But finally, all he wins is the chance to go book an appointment on the laptop that he solely makes use of to play Spider Solitaire.
“Is there a young person who could help you?” Moffat’s Newsom requested.
“Perhaps the mailman?” Day responded.
“Now, does he have three straight days to help you click refresh?” Davidson’s Cuomo requested.