Left-wing comedians at “Saturday Night Live” opened by attacking Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
Cruz criticized the use of Big Bird to encourage kids to get the coronavirus vaccine.
The “Sesame Street” characters were used during an “informational town hall.”
The verified Big Bird account on Twitter told children, “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today!”
“My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” the character stated.
Cruz responded, “Government propaganda…for your 5 year old!”
Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 6, 2021
SNL began with a segment called, “Ted Cruz Street.”
Fake Cruz said he had stood by for years while “Sesame Street” taught kids “dangerous ideas like numbers and kindness.”
“But when Big Bird told kids to get vaccinated against a deadly disease I said, ‘Enough!’” the fake Cruz said on SNL.
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He described “Cruz Street” as a gated community where kids would be safe from the “woke” government. And to the tune of the “Sesame Street” theme song, Cruz and a group of kids sang that they would “sweep the libs away” and “grab an eagle and a gun” and “bring the gun to Cruz Street.”
Cruz explained he was mocked for calling Big Bird’s tweet “propaganda” last week “simply because I am a human senator and he is an eight-foot-tall fictional bird.”
Strong’s Greene came on and explained that today’s episode of “Ted Cruz Street” was “brought to you by ‘Q’ – the man, not the letter.” Every episode of the actual “Sesame Street” is “sponsored” by a letter of the alphabet that features thematically in the show.
Bryant’s Cruz later mentioned what he said were three more important letters – C, R and T. He explained that while they stood for “critical race theory,” he believed they more accurately meant “Caucasian rights trampled.”