“Saturday Night Live” roasted Sen. Ted Cruz in its cold opening Saturday, poking fun at the Texas Republican’s social media beef with Big Bird over the Sesame Street character’s COVID-19 shot.
Aidy Bryant reprised her portrayal of the senator, who has opened a gated community called “Cruz Street” — “where kids are safe from the woke government.”
“When Big Bird said he got vaccinated against this deadly disease, I said ‘Heck No,’” Bryant said, “and I created my own Sesame Street called Cruz Street.”
“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,” she remarked.
The skit comes a week after Big Bird’s official Twitter account