Saturday Night Live Cold Open Skewers Ted Cruzs Attack On Big Bird With A Far Right Version Of Sesame Street

Following a week in which Ted Cruz grabbed headlines for his Twitter attacks on Big Bird for spreading vaccine “propaganda,” Saturday Night Live used its cold open to skewer the Texas senator.

Aidy Bryant stepped in to play Cruz, as he hosted his own, far-right version of Sesame Street, Cruz Street, featuring a bevy of figures including Marjorie Taylor Greene and Joe Rogan.

“When Big Bird told children get vaccinated against a deadly disease, I said, ‘Enough,’ and I created my own Sesame Street called Cruz Street,” Cruz said. “It’s a gated community. Kids are safe from the world government.”

Cruz Street, as SNL has it, appears on Newsmax Kids, and follows White Power Rangers in the program lineup.

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The first guest on Cruz Street was Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecily Strong), carrying an automatic weapon.

“I’m just taking a break from releasing the phone numbers of Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill so they and their families get death threats, so I thought I would stop by,” Greene explained.

She then went on to announce that this Cruz Street was sponsored by, of course, the letter “Q.” “Not the letter, the man. He will tell us when JFK Jr., who is alive, will reveal himself and help President Trump reclaim his rightful throne,” she said, repeating what is, really, a conspiracy theory held by QAnon followers.

Cruz went after Big Bird last weekend after the character announced on Twitter. The senator, who often uses his Twitter account to attack Hollywood and the media, wrote, “Government propaganda … for your five year old!”

Bryant’s Cruz told the audience, “As you know, I was mocked for attacking Big Bird on Twitter, simply because I am a human senator and he is an eight foot tall fictional bird. But let’s see what happened to Big Bird after he got the vaccine.”

Then Big Bird arrived, telling Cruz, “Oh man. I don’t feel too good.”

“So this is what happened to you a week after you got the vaccine?” Cruz asked.

“It sure is,” Big Bird told him. “My feathers fell out. My nuts got huge. And my joints don’t work. It’s real bad man.”

Then Cruz responded, “Don’t worry. I read online that you can take a bath in Borax, and that will cleanse you of any nanotechnology.”

More to come.

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