In the same night that Saturday Night Live opened by crushing Tucker Carlson, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and former President Donald Trump — the sometimes funny late-night show refused to mention Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration covering up the number of nursing home deaths in New York.
Interestingly, SNL is so shameless that it actually did mention Cuomo in another segment for another reason. That reason? To compare him to Moe, the bartender in The Simpsons:
(Before we go on, did the segment make you laugh?)
There are three reasons that SNL would mention Cuomo two days after the bombshell report, knowing how it would look:
1) SNL thought lightly “mocking” Cuomo by comparing him to a cartoon would check off the box and be enough.
2) The writers only watch CNN — which covered the topic for a grand total of three minutes — and were unaware this report surfaced two days ago.
3) They were busy. I mean, these original jokes for Saturday’s cold open took some serious thinking:
By the way, how does a show spoof Tucker Carlson and get his opening line — “Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight” — so wrong? Weird.
I must say, while Andrew Cuomo is an inept governor, his ability to avoid negative coverage by CNN, NBC, SNL, the Washington Post, and MSNBC is next to masterful.