BackIn 2012, the then-current senate wasRepublican presidential nominee Mitt Romneyprofessed his affection Big Bird but nonetheless vowed to cut funding for PBS, “Saturday Night Live” brought in Big Bird himself to explain that he wasn’t a political creature and didn’t “want to ruffle any feathers.”
AlmostTen years later, and after the fictional, good-natured Big BirdTweeted that he had received a Covid vaccineHe has drawn the ire Senator Ted CruzThis is Texas, who complained that the tweet was “government propaganda for your 5-year-old.”
This time around, “S.N.L.” didn’t get the support of any actual Muppets, so the show created its own alternate version of “Sesame Street,” which it called “Cruz Street.”
Aidy BryantWho was the player? Senator Cruz in the opening sketch, stood in front of what looked like a familiar brownstone and explained, “For 50 years I stood by as ‘Sesame Street’ taught our children dangerous ideas, like numbers and kindness.”
She continued: “ButWhen Big BirdI told my children to get vaccinated for a deadly disease. And I created my own ‘Sesame Street,’ called ‘Cruz Street.’ It’s a gated community, where kids are safe from the woke government.”
Following the show’s theme song, BryantAdded by Cecily StrongAs Representative Marjorie Taylor GreeneThis is GeorgiaShe carried what she claimed was an AR-15.
Strong said she was “just taking a break from releasing the phone numbers of Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill so they and their families get death threats, and I thought I’d stop by.”
Bryant’s CruzAlso visited by Kyle MooneyDressed in a makeshift outfit Big Bird costume that probably wasn’t fabricated by Sesame Workshop. HeHe claimed that his feathers had fallen out in the week following the vaccination. This was in addition to other side effects he claimed to have been experiencing.
ToHelp out Mooney, BryantPrinted Pete DavidsonWho was the comedian and podcast host? Joe Rogan. He offered his own unreliable remedies, which consisted of “zinc ayahuasca and some horse medicine.”
Other cast members played alternate versions of “Sesame Street” characters, including Alex Moffat and Mikey DayAs Bert Ernie; Chris ReddA furry green creature, called OscarThe Slouch (“Papa Joe Biden gave me so many stimmies, I decided to quit working and live in this trash can”); and Aristotle AthariAs the Recount Count.
AndThe sketch was also printed for good measure. Chloe FinemanAs Britney SpearsHaving been under her long-standing conservatorship, she was finally released. “Ohmy God, you guys, we did it,” she said.
FakeAd of the Week
Spare a thought for all the men who discovered during the pandemic that they didn’t know how to form adult friendships are now bereft of peer groups.
For their support — and for the benefit of their spouses and significant others — “S.N.L.” has given us the Man Park, a dog park-like place where these well-meaning recluses can come together and share useless trivia, argue about “Rick and Morty”Or communicate with one another simply by saying “Marvel” over and over.
We’re not saying we’re the target audience for this particular service, but when Andrew Dismukes asked “Who’s the GOAT, Michael Jordan or Tom Brady?” and Athari answered “HowAbout Bo Burnham?” it felt so real.
MusicalPerformance of the Week
Taylor SwiftAlthough she only had one song on the show. She delivered a blistering, 10-minute rendition of “All Too Well” from her newly released album of re-recordings, “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
Her performance — which ran even longer than Prince’s fabled eight-minute, three-song medley from an “S.N.L.” appearance in 2014 — was accompanied by a short film that SwiftDirected, starring herself as well as the actors Sadie Sink Dylan O’Brien. The re-emergence of “All Too Well” (a shorter version of which was originally released in 2012) has also resurfaced speculation on who the song might be about — speculation that the film seems to be reinforcing? — and we recommend that you give the song a full listen if you want to at least understand the leadoff joke on Weekend Update.
Weekend UpdateJokes of the Week
OverAt the Weekend UpdateThe anchors and the desk Colin Jost Michael CheThe indictment of Stephen BannonThe Kyle RittenhouseTrial and yes Taylor Swift.
WellGuys, I think the lesson that we all learned this week was to never break up with anyone. Taylor Swift. OrNational television will air a 10-minute song about you. AtReturn the scarf at the very minimum
But in real news — I don’t really know what’s real anymore — ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon, seen here moments after shooting out of a sewage pipe — sorry, I should use his full name, Stephen K. Bannon; The K stands for three Ks — was indicted this week for contempt of Congress. If convicted, BannonUp to two years imprisonment is possible. WhichHis looks suggest he could be facing a life sentence.
Chepivoted to Rittenhouse:
LegalExperts agree with this conclusion Kyle RittenhouseAs he described how he shot his victims, he cried on the witness stand. This will help him to get along the jury. ManIs there a White Tears Law School that I don’t know about? I notice that every time y’all get in trouble, you start crying, and everything just works out for you, whether you’re trying to beat a murder charge or trying to be a Supreme Court justice. [His screen displays a picture of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.]
Source: NY Times