ICYMI: SNL Mocks Nonsensical Mask Mandates And COVID Madness (VIDEO)

Written by K. Walker on March 1, 2022

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How long do you think that they were sitting on this sketch? A year?

It could have aired at pretty much any point in 2021. Especially after we realized that “breakthrough infections” were happening and it was pretty clear that the vaccines didn’t work to prevent the spread of the virus as the vaccine manufacturers, “medical experts”, politicians, and cheerleading Corporate Media assured us.

No matter how much they try to insist that the vaccine was meant to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death, that’s not how they had marketed it. They can’t gaslight us on that because we have the receipts.

Even Saturday Night Live has acknowledged that there was a whole lot of absurdity in the way that public health officials and governments reacted to the Wuhan virus in the past two years. A sketch on the most recent episode admits as much.

Guest host John Mulaney along with Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant, and Heidi Gardner appeared as a trio of couples having a friendly dinner when things get awkward over the dinner discussion.

It begins with Thompson’s character wearing a mask at the table and then being told by Yang’s character that he doesn’t need to wear it at the table. Thompson said that he “doesn’t realize he’s wearing it half the time.”

Kate McKinnon’s character then says that she heard that the CDC is lifting all mask mandates and Mulaney replies, “It’s so weird. It’s like, COVID’s not over, but it’s just gonna stop. I don’t know how I feel about that.”

Gardner then jumps in. After Yang repeatedly tries to dissuade her, Gardner says that she read a Bloomberg article that mentions that mask mandates didn’t make much of a difference in the spread of COVID.

The couples are clearly very uncomfortable and don’t really want to address the elephant in the room. The sketch shows each character’s dramatic level of discomfort. Still, they attempt to have the conversation while still attempting to maintain the approved left-wing narrative.

Gardner insists that she’s not anti-mask, but wonders if the public health measures did anything to stop the transmission of the virus.

McKinnon’s character insists that she’s “personally relieved to be vaxxed” but wonders if it should be forced on everyone. Mulaney says, “Maybe sometimes we can be a little overzealous when we condemn…” before being warned by the other diners to be careful about where the statement is going. He then asks, “Did I have to dump my oldest friend because he didn’t get a booster?”

The couples freak out again.

Yang says that the topic should be dropped, but McKinnon’s character insists that they started down this road, they should just finish. She urges Thompson’s character to “make sense” of the nonsense.

Thompson says that more testing should have been done early on, but Mulaney says that the UK did more testing than the US and had more COVID.

McKinnon then says, “At least Biden sent out those test kits in December.” Yang responds, “You mean the two tests for a family of eight that froze in the mail?”

Bryant’s character then says that she’s grateful for the CDC because although they “haven’t been perfect” it’s because the “science changed.” Thompson asks, “how does the science change?”

Yang then says, “At least we had outdoor dining” to which Mulaney responds, “Oh, you mean when they built a smaller restaurant on the street? How is that outdoors?”

The climax of the sketch is when McKinnon relates a tale of attending a child’s birthday party where kids were wearing masks to do gymnastics but then removed them to eat pizza in another room.

This is the funniest SNL sketch in the past few years.

The timing of this sketch is telling — it’s happening two years into the pandemic and after mask mandates all over the country are being lifted just in time for the Shambling Husk of Mediocrity’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

They wouldn’t have aired it until the Powers That Be had lifted the mandates and signaled that it was okay to make fun of the collective silliness.

But this wasn’t harmless silliness. Western governments threw out pandemic plans and followed China’s lead on lockdowns and universal masking, and for what?

Mask mandates have had negative effects on children and continue to as teachers’ unions insist that mandates stay in place in classrooms. It’s affected their learning and socialization all to protect the adults. It’s abuse.

The New York Post’s Editorial Board noted that nothing about The Science™ has changed since March 2020 — but the politics surrounding the pandemic has changed.

This skit could have aired at least a year ago. Mask mandates were irrelevant because none but the K-95s have any real deterrent effect, but were more so after the introduction of vaccines. Yet “Saturday Night Live’s” belated awakening is in line with what’s happening with the Biden administration and Democratic statehouses nationwide.

The science hasn’t changed, the politics have.

Even those who start sentences with “I’m not a Republican, but …” chafe that children are still masked in school, or you still have to mask on airplanes or trains. Huge crowds stand at the Super Bowl or concerts without masks on, yet you have to wear one to walk into a subway station. It makes no sense. If “SNL” has noticed the frustration, you can be sure it’s the talk of most middle-class liberal strongholds. These are the Democratic base, and elected officials worry the endless COVID regime is going to hurt them in the midterms.

We cheer the belated adoption of common sense. Gov. Kathy Hochul was right to lift the state school mask mandate, and Mayor Eric Adams should not resist it for the city — nor should he leave it up to individual schools to make their own decisions, as Gov. Phil Murphy did with districts in New Jersey. That just regresses to the most fearful and irrational.

But as we finally breathe a little easier, their cynicism should not be forgotten. Democrats didn’t make decisions based on the science, they based it on what the teachers’ unions demanded — and what they thought they could get away with.

They play it for laughs now, but voters will remember.
Source: New York Post

While it’s nice to see that even the SNL crowd can find humor in the ridiculousness of the mandates, this should have been something that they were making fun of last year.

But if there’s one silver lining here, it’s that you haven’t seen the Prevaricating Authoritarian Smurf Fauci recently.

It’s no secret that people are cowering with fear these days. But those of us with faith know that living your life in fear is crap. Let’s get that message out there.

We’re living in a time where fear is running rampant and unchecked.

It seems like most public policy is based on fear these days, especially when it comes to the Wuhan Virus.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

It seems that a LOT of people have completely forgotten that message.

Let’s give them a reminder…

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker