A lineup of familiar characters who need to apologize trooped into fictional talk show “Oops, You Did It Again,” hosted by Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman), on the cold open of “Saturday Night Live.” Cue Aidy Bryant’s Sen. Ted Cruz hoisting a pina colada, sporting vacation cornrows and pulling a suitcase.
Asked if he had a tan (from his trip to Cancun Wednesday), “Cruz” responded: “I just cried myself red over my fellow Texans.” He admitted he was in a “bit of hot water” — which is something “no one in Texas has.”
But Bryant’s Cruz denied that he’s a coward. “Would a coward have the cojones to blame his actions on his young daughters?” he asked.
“Would you like to apologize?” asked Spears.
“Absolutely,” he responded. “I deeply regret my actions over the last couple days — mostly flying United.”
Pete Davidson turned up as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to face the music on reporting discrepancies for COVID-19 nursing home deaths.“I said I was sorry,” noted the grumpy governor.
Still, “Cuomo” pointed out to “Cruz”: “I am a man; you are a clown.”
Cecily Strong played caustic Gina Carano, who was bounced from her role in “The Mandalorian” after her social media posts compared politics in America now to Nazi Germany.
“Carano” said she wasn’t there to apologize. But she admitted: “I never would have made that Nazi comparison if I’d known everybody was going to be so Nazi about it.”
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