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“Saturday Night Live” took a rare break this weekend from attacking Republicans to gently lampoon left-wing hero and Comey-like celebrity Dr. Anthony Fauci but harshly mock Dr. Deborah Birx.
Its cold open featured both Fauci (played by Kate McKinnon) and Birx (played by Heidi Garner) speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (played by Beck Bennett) about the coronavirus vaccines that have been approved by the federal government.
Blitzer began the sketch by comparing the vaccine to a PlayStation 5: “Everybody wants it, nobody can get it, and if you’re rich you already had it a month ago,” he said.
Once Fauci and Birx appeared, the crowd burst into cheers, prompting Birx to state, “And I am also responsible for the cheers.”
The joke was that the real-life Birx allegedly seeks the same loving, celebrity styled attention and devotion that Fauci has enjoyed.
Fauci then confirmed that the vaccine has indeed be approved and further announced that he’ll be joining Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s administration.
This is true.
“I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team,” the real-life Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper earlier this month.
Watch the cold open below:
The sketch on “SNL” continued with another joke at Birx’s expense, again.
“And I think I’ll be joining as well, right? Remember when Trump said to inject bleach, and I did a stanky little face, and I almost whispered no?” she said.
The joke was that Birx is desperate to join Biden’s administration but is slated to be rejected because she was too deferential to President Donald Trump.
This is partly true.
“She has reached out to Biden advisers in recent days as she tries to make the case for a role in the incoming Democratic president’s virus response effort, according to a person familiar with the Biden team’s personnel deliberations and a Trump administration coronavirus task force official,” the Associated Press reported Thursday.
But it’s not even remotely true that Birx didn’t stand up to Trump vis-a-vis injecting bleach because the president NEVER said to inject bleach. It’s yet another gross media lie that’s been accepted as fact in the alternate universe inhabited by leftists.
Mark Levin calls out media execs over ‘morons’ reporting twisted Trump disinfectant comment https://t.co/M5DRfbspZK
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 25, 2020
Of course, when have facts ever mattered to either the AP or “SNL”?
The next joke was made at America’s expense.
Responding to Wolf’s observation that the vaccine is already being distributed in the U.K., Fauci said, “We’re doing this vaccine World War II style. We made England go in first, see what’s what. And then we swoop in at the end and steal the spotlight.”
“Tom Hanks will make 10 movies about it, and when it’s over you can kiss any nurse,” he added.
The next joke pertained to seniors.
Responding to Wolf asking the pair who’ll receive the vaccine first, Fauci and Birx said it’ll be “anybody named Mildred, Horus, Blanche, Mabel, or Walters,” and “anyone who pays for red lobster with a diner’s club card.”
It’ll essentially be old people, because they’re the ones at the highest risk.
“That’ll be [in] July bah dah bah dah bah dah,” Fauci then said in imitation of comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s “yada yada yada” bit.
Finally at last came a joke at Fauci’s expense — but of course it had to be mixed in with a joke at the president’s expense.
“This president has done about as good of a job with this rollout as I did throwing out that first pitch at the Nationals game,” he said.
Unfortunately, the joke was neither funny nor accurate — unlike the one below:
Dr. Fauci’s first pitch of MLB opener mocked for being as ‘on point as his covid assessment’ https://t.co/K3R77txWUs pic.twitter.com/ozxyGMBVdE
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 24, 2020
It was admittedly a bit funny though when Birx walked over to Fauci to comfort him about his poor pitch, saying, “It’s OK little guy!”
Immediately after barely mocking Fauci, the show returned to presenting him as some sort of hero by depicting groupies throwing their bras at him …
“Stop throwing bras, would you!? This keeps happening. Throughout this whole thing, I’ve been the only one saying facts, so some people have a crush on me. They say stuff like ‘can you be my face mask,'” he in turn responded.
While the joke may have perhaps been cute, it certainly wasn’t fact-based.
‘Wrong about everything’: Trump adviser slams Fauci in op-ed, WH stresses that’s his opinion ‘alone’ https://t.co/H3WuNBI7nu
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 15, 2020
The rest of the sketch continued in the same vein, with the general message being Dr. Fauci good but Dr. Birx and Orange Man bad.
The irony is that the real joke is on everybody on the left — including perhaps the folks at “SNL” — who’d pointed and laughed when the president had announced earlier this year that a coronavirus vaccine would be completed and ready to go before year’s end.
Who’s laughing now?
Are they talking about how @realDonaldTrump expedited the process so the vaccine is being rolled out much sooner than people thought possible?
— Joseph Mark Belcher (@JosephMBelcher) December 13, 2020
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