“Saturday Night Live” mocked social distancing concerns triggered when tens of thousands of spring break revelers descended on Miami Beach this month, prompting city officials to declare the state of emergency.
“SNL” envisioned an MTV singles game show near the sand, with three men trying to guess the status, including vaccination, of young women who also came to play.
The evening’s host, Maya Rudolph, playing the role of game show host Cece Vuvuzela, explained why there was such a party atmosphere in the midst of a pandemic.
“We’re so close to the end, let’s ruin it,” she said.
Candidate Madison (Chloe Fineman) introduced herself: “I’m going to college from high school. “
One of the men guessed not that she was vaccinated but that she had a hot body.
“I’m on Florida Adderall, so yeah,” Madison said.
Lego contestant (Heidi Gardner) said by way of introduction: “I actually can’t wear a mask because it irritates my cold sores. “
Vuvuzela ultimately suggested that the contestants visit a Miami nightclub.
“Just make sure you get in before 10 am because that’s when the cops start shooting pepperballs at you,” she warns.
Rudolph, who played Vice President Kamala Harris this season, reprized the role in a skit about celebrating the Passover seder. Harris introduced her husband, Doug Emhoff (Martin Short), as “my Semitic Smoke Show”.
“Listen to me. Girl, ”Emhoff said. ” I encourage you. “
Ted Cruz (Aidy Bryant) made an appearance, prompting Harris to express his bewilderment over his hair and beard.
“I see a serial killer on the side and a bait and fishing tackle store owner on the front,” she said.
President Joe Biden (Alex Moffat), pronounced by Harris as Ja-Biden, appeared, telling Harris, “I tasked you with solving a little immigration problem at the Mexican border. “
She described it as “such a fun and solvable problem” and said, “Thank you for the opportunity. “
The Weekend Update news segment examined the nation’s perennial debate over gun control. Co-host Colin Jost said federal background checks on gun buyers were not enough.
“Shouldn’t we also be doing the current checks,” he said. “How are these guys until now?” “
He suggested that gun buyers should be required to have five friends testify that they believe they should have guns. And Jost said Republican gun control opponents “value guns more than people.”
Host Michael Che praised a reporter for asking Biden, 78, at his first White House press conference whether or not he was planning to run for re-election. He said the question was “probably the best way to ask if he plans to be alive in three years”.