SNL video: Dr. Fauci and the CDC are poorly demonstrating new mask guidelines
Saturday Night Live has the “Patron Saint of Purell” – also known as Dr. Anthony Fauci of Kate McKinnon – hired to alleviate confusion regarding the CDC’s new mask guidelines.
The penultimate episode of season 46 opened with President Biden’s medical advisor. “As you’ve probably heard, we got some very good news this week – and I’m not just talking about J. Lo and Ben Affleck,” he said. “The CDC announced that vaccinated people will no longer need to wear masks outdoors or indoors. Pretty great, isn’t it? But a lot of people had questions… ”In a failed attempt to clear things up, Fauci asked the CDC players – CDC doctors who were under contract at the theater – to demonstrate when it was still appropriate to wear a mask .
The first scene, “Man Walks Into a Bar,” featured Beck Bennett and Aidy Bryant. She told Bennett he could remove his mask only to find out he wasn’t vaccinated. “I walk into a bar at 11 am. Did you really think I was vaxxed? “he asked.” It’s up to you. “
The next scene, “The Friendly Skies,” featured Bowen Yang as a businessman and Ego Nwodim as a flight attendant. Nwodim’s character informed Yang that he must wear his mask when he was not drinking. In return, Yang’s character said he had been trapped inside for a year and asked if she wanted to “hit”, to which he replied, “You know I do, King.” (Fauci, clearly unprepared, told the audience that the lesson should have been, “You need masks on airplanes, not everyone is horny now.”)
The third scene cast Alex Moffat and Cecily Strong as two people at a large gathering. When Moffat’s character expressed concern about not wearing masks, Strong’s character replied, “We don’t have to because we’re outside … in the Capitol.” Then she pulled out a gun while Moffat donned a Make America Great Again hat.
And now a message from Dr. Anthony Fauci. pic.twitter.com/bBzZQOyJ9C
– Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) May 16, 2021
One of the remaining scenarios was a mystery: four friends from three different households, all half vaxxed and on the train from Florida to the UK. One of them was old and critically endangered; the other was … a baby. “So how many of us should be wearing masks? And in what order? “asked the group. Obviously there was no right answer.
The sketch ended with a vision of the future. Everyone was happily vaccinated as they danced among a large crowd. The world was all right … until Bennett’s character referred to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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