Final evening’s Saturday Night time Dwell included quite a lot of topical sketches, from a Britney Spears-anchored discuss present that includes Lil Nas X and Matt Gaetz, to a video parodying the apology video cycle that each YouTuber finally ends up going via in the end. One of many timeliest, nonetheless, was Will You Take It?, described by the host, a medical physician performed by Daniel Kaluuya, as “the sport present the place I attempt to persuade my household to take the Covid vaccine.”
The contestants on Will You Take It? embody a diabetic cousin who has been shot within the lung, an uncle with a historical past of coronary heart illness, and an auntie who treats Fb as her main supply of medical data. Regardless of Kaluuya’s more and more annoyed pleas (and bribes of as much as $10,000 in money) to get vaccinated, none of them conform to it, citing issues that the vaccine has syphilis in it, or saying they’re going to take it as soon as different individuals begin taking it—no matter the truth that hundreds of thousands have already got.
The sketch is basically simply the identical joke hit again and again from totally different angles, nevertheless it’s not simply poking enjoyable at anti-vaxxers (though, severely, Fb shouldn’t be a newspaper!). It additionally supplies an additional layer of commentary, on condition that Black Individuals are among the many most reticent to get the vaccine in actual life.
This is not the primary time SNL has referenced the vaccine in certainly one of its skits. Simply final week, the present dropped a fairly humorous music video for a rap tune known as ‘Boomers Acquired the Vax’, displaying quite a lot of over-50s residing giant—and in stereotypically egocentric style—after getting their shot.
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