‘SNL’ criticizes Cruz for labeling Big Bird vaccine tweet as ‘propaganda’

“Saturday Night Live” hit the Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSunday Shows Preview: Biden Administration Faces Rising Inflation McConnell Will Not Go to White House Signing Ceremony for Infrastructure Bill Surgeon General Rejects McConaughey on Vaccines for children MORE (R-Texas) during the latest episode of the sketch comedy show for labeling Big Bird’s tweet about vaccines as “propaganda.”

The show opened with an episode of “Ted Cruz Street”, a parody of the children’s program “Sesame Street,” which, according to “SNL,” aired on “Newsmax Kids.”

Cruz, played by cast member Aidy Bryant, welcomed the audience to her self-titled show, quickly taking note of her controversial opposition to Big Bird’s defense of vaccines. Cruz made headlines last week when he said a tweet from Big Bird promoting the COVID-19 vaccine was “propaganda,” despite decades of the “Sesame Street” character promoting inoculations.

“Hi I am [a] Texas Senator and [the] the latest Thanksgiving guest, Ted Cruz, ”said Cruz de Bryant.

“You know, for 50 years I stood by while ‘Sesame Street’ taught our kids dangerous ideas like numbers and kindness. But when Big Bird told kids to get vaccinated against a deadly disease, I said, ‘stop.’ And I created my own ‘Sesame Street’ called ‘Calle Cruz’. It is a gated community where children are safe from the government awake, ”he added.

The first character to appear in the “Cruz Street” episode was the manager. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize the Danger of Capitol Riots Increase The Memorandum: Now What for Anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Meet With Trump ‘Soon’ In Florida MORE (R-Ga.), Played by cast member Cecily Strong, who took the stage wielding an AR-15 weapon.

When Cruz asked what she was doing in the area, the congresswoman said she was “taking a break from releasing the phone numbers of Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill so that they and their families receive death threats. “.

Strong’s Greene then said that the “Cruz Street” episode was sponsored by “Q, not the man letter,” adding that “it will be revealed and will help President TrumpDonald Trump Trump Criticizes McConnell, Says Senator Should Attend Biden Signing Ceremony Former Trump Administration Aide Says He Was Warned About Playing Taylor Swift Music In The White House Trump Faces Legal Challenges Maintaining Biden Documents january 6 committee MORE claim the rightful throne ”.

Big Bird, played by cast member Kyle Mooney, performed on stage. The fictional character said his feathers were falling out and he was not feeling well, possibly due to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bryant Cross then called “Ted Cruz Street” resident medical expert Joe Rogan, played by cast member Pete Davidson, on set. Rogan, an outspoken skeptic about vaccines, counseled NFL player Aaron Rodgers after his COVID-19 diagnosis.

“I used to host ‘Fear Factor’ and now the doctors fear me,” said Rogan de Davidson.

He then recommended that Big Bird take zinc and “horse medicine” for his ailments.

“Well why would a bird take horse medicine?” Mooney’s Big Bird asked.

“I am a human being and I took medicine for horses,” replied Rogan de Davidson.

Later in the fictional episode, Bryant Cruz teased that after a commercial break, the show would present “The Recount” Count, played by Aristotle Athari, to “find out how Trump definitely won the election.”

“I’m moving to Arizona,” the Earl of Athari said, followed by laughter.

The Hill approached Cruz for comment.


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