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SNL skewers Ted Cruz for his Cancun escape and mocks Gov. Cuomo for his nursing home scandal

Saturday Night Live mocked Senator Ted Cruz for jetting off to Cancun whereas his home state was within the throes of a humanitarian disaster and additionally despatched up Governor Andrew Cuomo for his position in New York’s nursing home deaths scandal. 

Cruz and Cuomo had been invited onto a chat present hosted by pop star Britney Spears, who gave the 2 beleaguered politicians an opportunity to apologize for their latest actions.

SNL’s chilly open as soon as once more declined to skewer President Joe Biden – a far cry from the frequent barbs that had been dished out at his predecessor, Donald Trump, throughout his 4 years within the Oval Office. 

Joining Cruz and Cuomo was Gina Carano, the actress who was fired by Disney and Lucasfilm from her position within the Disney+-streamed Star Wars hit collection The Mandalorian.

Carano was supplied an opportunity to apologize for an Instagram publish during which she compares conservatives within the United States to Jews who had been massacred in the course of the Nazi period. 

Saturday Night Love mocked New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (performed left by Pete Davidson) and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (performed proper by Aidy Bryant) 

Cruz and Cuomo were invited onto a talk show hosted by pop star Britney Spears, who gave the two beleaguered politicians a chance to apologize for their recent actions. Spears is played above by Chloe Fineman

Cruz and Cuomo had been invited onto a chat present hosted by pop star Britney Spears, who gave the 2 beleaguered politicians an opportunity to apologize for their latest actions. Spears is performed above by Chloe Fineman

Joining Cruz and Cuomo was Gina Carano, the actress who was fired by Disney and Lucasfilm from her role in the Disney+-streamed Star Wars hit series The Mandalorian. Carano is portrayed above by SNL cast member Cecily Strong

Joining Cruz and Cuomo was Gina Carano, the actress who was fired by Disney and Lucasfilm from her position within the Disney+-streamed Star Wars hit collection The Mandalorian. Carano is portrayed above by SNL cast member Cecily Strong

In the skit, Spears, who’s performed by Chloe Fineman, is the host of a fictitious speak present, Oops, You Did it Again, which she began in order that ‘individuals can come on and apologize for issues they’ve executed unsuitable.’ 

‘After the “Free Britney” documentary got here out, I’m receiving a whole lot of apologies a day,’ she says within the skit. 

Last week, Spears was within the information in actual life after a documentary, Framing Britney Spears, streamed on Hulu.

The documentary, which was produced by The New York Times, chronicles Spears’ rise to stardom and her subsequent fall triggered by a decline in her psychological well being, which led to her funds being positioned within the palms of her father. 

Spears has gone to courtroom in an try to dissolve her conservatorship, which is managed by Jamie Spears. 

The documentary, which impressed the social media hashtag #FreeBritney, painted the pop star in a sympathetic gentle, prompting her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, to apologize to her.

Fans of Spears have additionally demanded apologies from media figures and comedians, together with David Letterman, Diane Sawyer, Sarah Silverman, and Perez Hilton, for both making jokes about her psychological well being greater than a decade in the past or for casting her in a harsh gentle.

In the SNL skit, Spears says that the episode of her speak present is sponsored by the Notes app, which individuals can use for ‘posting a lame apology 20 years too late.’

To the tune of her hit tune Toxic, Spears then welcomes Cruz to the present. 

Cruz, performed by Aidy Bryant, is seen carrying a pina colada drink in a single hand and wheeling a suitcase within the different. His hair is braided Caribbean type whereas he’s sporting a t-shirt that reads ‘Cancun household trip.’

‘Hola, everybody!’ Cruz says upon sitting down. 

When Spears feedback that Cruz seems to be tan, he replies: ‘I’m not tan. I simply cried myself pink over my fellow Texans.’ 

He then takes a sip of his cocktail, remarking: ‘That’s why I drink of their honor.’

Spears reminds Cruz that Texas is within the midst of a disaster due to an enormous, statewide energy outage and disruptions in water service brought on by two snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures.

Acknowledging the backlash sparked by his journey to Cancun, Cruz mentioned: ‘I’m in slightly little bit of sizzling water, which I’m instructed is a factor nobody in Texas has.’

Spears offers Cruz an opportunity to apologize, and the senator does, in a means.

‘I deeply remorse my actions during the last couple of days – largely flying United,’ Cruz says. 

‘I’m sorry, I’m fairly unhealthy at human stuff.’ 

When Spears asks Cruz if he understands why individuals are calling him a coward, the senator responds: ‘Coward is definitely the nicest phrase I heard.’ 

He then shocks Spears by asking: ‘Would a coward have the cajones responsible his actions on his younger daughters?’ 

Cruz then jokes that there is ‘a lot for the women to do in Cancun’ together with ‘going to the topless seashore’ and ‘taking pictures at Senor Frogs’ in addition to ‘swimming with sick dolphins.’ 

In an implicit reference to her authorized battles along with her personal dad, Spears then admonishes Cruz, telling him: ‘As somebody who is usually blamed for different individuals’s issues at a younger age, possibly go away your daughters out of it as a result of it might actually mess up with their heads.’ 

Spears then invitations Cuomo onto the present as a result of he, too, ‘has some splainin’ to do.’

‘Hey, howdy, alright, let’s get this over with,’ a gruff Cuomo tells Spears. 

When Spears asks Cuomo why he’s right here, the governor tries to vary the subject, touting the truth that ‘indoor eating is again in New York.’ 

Spears then scolds him, prompting Cuomo to say: ‘I do know, it is due to the nursing home stuff.’

In explaining the scandal, he says that ‘a few of the individuals who died within the nursing properties weren’t counted as nursing home deaths.’ 

Cuomo mentioned what his administration did is not any totally different than what they do at Disney theme parks. 

‘People die and they transfer the our bodies,’ the governor says. ‘They say, “Oh, I guess Brenda died in the parking lot, not on the tea cups”.’

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