“Saturday Night Live” this weekend has several sketches on the coronavirus, including one about last week’s Staten Island, New York, demonstration following the arrest of a bar owner who allegedly defied government restrictions on indoor dining.
Cast member David Johnson, a native of Staten Island, said the questionable bar, Mac’s Public House, is located in an area of New York City with the second highest number of confirmed cases of the virus – and restaurants there are allowed to Serve food only outdoors.
“The landlord said no one wants to do that because they want to get out of business,” Davidson said, “but the argument that people in Staten Island do not want to drink outside can be dismissed by going into virtually no small league. “
The protesters made everyone in Staten Island “look like babies,” he added.
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“You know it’s bad when people in Boston are like, ‘Ahh, drink at home, you queries!’,” He joked.
Davidson added that because of the protest, he was “no longer the first thing people think of when they say, ‘What’s the worst thing about Staten Island?'”
The co-owner of the pub, Danny Presti, said after his arrest “Fox and a friend”, “We are losing faith, and a little lost faith in the possibility for our local and city governments to help us.” But he said he will not stop fighting to save his business.
“We just need to be assisted or to get open our places and the state agencies and city agencies that come in and threaten to fine us or withdraw our licenses every single day. It is not right,” Presti said.
“SNL” made some other sketches related to the virus.
One Christmas sketch imagined how the Santas shopping mall would be able to get safely this season – in a plastic bubble.
“Santa’s Social Distancing Santa’s Village” also has jingle bells the “virtual contactless elf” that offers hand sanitizer from inside a hole in his stomach.
Host Jason Bateman as Santa and cast member Cecily strong as Mrs. Claus could not secure their base in their plastic bubbles and shoot themselves repeatedly.
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Another sketch highlighted the awkwardness and guilt when a daughter told her mother that she could not come home for the holidays because of the risk of the virus.
“You do not need to come home for Christmas, okay? “I just want you to be safe,” one mother, played by member Heidi Gardner, told her daughter via FaceTime. “I think since you will not come, I’ll just throw your sock on the fire.”
Earlier, during the weekend “Weekend Update”, co-anchor Michael Che joked that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the first people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should be health care workers and nursing residents, “the first people to Really get it will be guests of Colin [Jost] And Scarlett’s [Johansson] Holiday yacht party. ”
Che often teases Joost for an Hollywood elite since he married the a-list actress.
“I had mixed feelings about the vaccine,” he continued. “On the one hand, I’m black, so naturally I do not trust it, but on the other hand I’m on a white TV show so I can really get the real thing.”
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Less than half of African-American adults have said they feel good about getting the vaccine when it is available, which is part of a history of racial medical experimentation by the government, according to a survey by the COVID Collaborative, NBC News reported .