“Saturday Night Live” took a swipe at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s looks and reopening plans — but didn’t mention his nursing home death scandal.
“Weekend Update” host Michael Che compared Cuomo to “The Simpsons’” surly bar owner Moe Szyslak, while explaining that New York expanded its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people with underlying conditions.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is a real-life model for Moe Szyslak, announced that more New Yorkers will be eligible for the COVID vaccine beginning next week,” Che said.
“New Yorkers will have to provide documentation of their condition and answer medical questions like, ‘Whats-a-matter, you?’” he continued.
Che’s co-host, Colin Jost, then chimed in to reference Cuomo’s plan to reopen sports stadiums to fans.
“Gov. Cuomo also announced that he would allow sporting venues to open starting Feb. 23rd but limit them to 10 percent capacity — better known as Jets level,” Jost said.
However, it didn’t go unnoticed that the segment ignored the damning admission that his office covered up thousands of COVID-19 nursing home deaths.
“Nice that @nbcsnl had 2 bits on #Cuomo on #WeekendUpdate, but didn’t mention that Cuomo was exposed for sending seniors to die of #COVID in #nursinghomes,” wrote one Twitter user. “Wow. What an *easy,* lay-up joke for #SNL, yet..”
Another added, “Typical snl bias. No mention Cuomo killed thousands. Could have done a number on him but didn’t. They really are cowards.”
The Post revealed that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted to lawmakers Thursday that her boss concealed data about the coronavirus death toll among nursing-home residents to avoid having to share it with the federal government.