‘SNL’ debuts a Fauci-hosted game show with contestants competing for the vaccine


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been continually giving advice and educating the public on the COVID-19 pandemic.

As more vaccines become available to many across the nation, it may be difficult to figure out whether or not you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Saturday Night Live” opened its show with Kate McKinnon playing Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday. In the opening skit, McKinnon’s Fauci hosted a new game show called “So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine.”

"The vaccine rollout is going strong, but it's also very confusing," McKinnon's Fauci said. "Who can get it? How? When? Where is it? Do both doses go in the same arm or different arms or what? I don't know.”

The game show had three judges which included California Gov. Gavin Newsom, played by Alex Moffet, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, played by Pete Davidson, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, played by Cecily Strong.

A woman from Michigan was the first contestant played by Heidi Gardner.

"I think I deserve the vaccine because I'm an essential worker," Gardner said.
"That's nice. What do you do?" Strong's Whitmer asked.

"I do IT for the OnlyFans website, so I am busy," Gardner responded.

Her answer wasn’t enough to receive a vaccine so the show moved on to the next contestant on the game show, which was sponsored by CVS.

"CVS: come for the shot, leave with a lollipop from two Halloweens ago," McKinnon's Fauci said.

The other contestants included a young woman who pretended to be an old woman, a man who pretended that he liked smoking, and a pregnant woman.

"Hi, I'm pregnant. Can I get the vaccine?" the pregnant woman, played by Melissa Villaseñor, asked.

"I don't know. Can you?" Davidson's Cuomo asked.

"Sorry, may I get the vaccine?" Villaseñor asked.

Davidson's Cuomo explained that he wasn't trying to correct the woman's grammar.

"I was genuinely asking. We have no idea," he said.

Aidy Bryant, who played Ted Cruz, was the next contestant to crack a few jokes.

"Oh, it is great to be back in New York City," Bryant's Cruz said. "I'm sorry, my arms are tired because I just flew back from Cancun.”

The final contestant was an old man, played by Mikey Day. The judges decided that the old man deserved the COVID-19 vaccine the most.

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