Ted Cruz appears on SNL's game show competition to see who gets a vaccine

NBC's Saturday Night Live's cold open skit featured Dr. Anthony Fauci hosting a game-show titled, "So You Think You Can Get The Vaccine."

"Getting the vaccine shouldn't be competition, but Americans will only want to get it if it means somebody else can't," Fauci explained.

The judges for the game show were Governors Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Anthony Cuomo (D-NY) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI).

The host noted that an essential worker can differ in each state and asked each governor to describe what professions count under their rule.

"Police, hospital staff, neuropaths and psychics," Newsom said of the California rules.

"Fishers, truckers, trappers and drifters," Whitmer said of Michigan's rules.

"Tough guys, wise guys, rich guys and Five Guys," Cuomo said of the rules in New York.

The first contestant said she deserved the vaccine because she does IT for the OnlyFans website and so she is busy.

The second contestant got caught pretending to be a senior citizen, the third dealt with the complexities of vaccinating pregnant women and the fourth examined New Jersey's policy of vaccinating smokers.

Then they were joined by contestant Ted Cruz.

And Cancun jokes ensued.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of this story worked on campaigns for then-San Francisco Supervisor Gavin Newsom.