“Saturday Night Live” opened live from New York as usual, but there was a big message for anyone still partying in Miami Beach — “where the party don’t stop until the government mandated curfew!”
The sketch comedy series began Saturday’s episode with a cold open sketch that took aim at young people spending spring break in Florida in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. As episode host Maya Rudolph’s fake game show host put it, “We’re so close to the end, let’s ruin it!” and “when I say fourth, you say wave!”
In the sketch, Rudolph was the host of “Snatched, Vaxed or Waxed!” which included the cast offering their takes on irresponsible teens and college students dating amid a pandemic.
Chris Redd, Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney were the contestants, and Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim and Heidi Gardner were the eligible bachelorettes, or as they called them, “COVID cuties.” The game involved the men trying to guess if the women had “hard bodies,” aka were “snatched,” had gotten the COVID-19 vaccine and had “antibody-ody-odies” or were smoothly waxed.
When someone guessed “vaxxed,” Rudolph reminded them, “You guys know that nobody partying in Miami in vaxxed.”