‘SNL’ welcomes ‘sex symbol’ Dr. Fauci to discuss COVID vaccine in cold open

“Any other year, I’m a two, this year I’m a 10."


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Dr. Anthony Fauci: sex symbol?

That was the premise of the “Saturday Night Live” cold open this week, as Dr. Fauci (Kate McKinnon) and Dr. Deborah Birx (Heidi Gardner) discussed the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (Beck Bennett).

As Fauci attempted to discuss the specifics of the vaccine rollout, the doctor kept getting interrupted by screaming women and bras being thrown on stage.

“Let’s try to keep the woos to a minimum please,” Fauci said. “As you all know, woos spread droplets.”

Fauci credited his magnetism to a coronavirus curve created by President Trump’s mishandling of the crisis, and said he hoped that the vaccine would allow him to return to life as “an anonymous hunk.”


“Any other year, I’m a two, this year I’m a 10,” Fauci said.

After an initial wave of vaccinations for healthcare workers, Fauci and Birx said the government would begin to vaccinate senior citizens.

“Next, we have anyone named Mildred, Horace, Blanche, Mabel, or Walter,” Birx said.

“We’re talking about super seniors, anyone who pays for Red Lobster with a Diners Club card,” Fauci finished.

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