Saturday Night Live once again opened with a mock talk show, a device that allows the show to skewer a trio of shamed public figures.
This week, it was Ted Cruz (Aidy Bryant), Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Gina Carano (Cecily Strong) guesting on a talk show called Opps, You Did It Again, hosted by Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman).
Cruz was in the center of a media firestorm this week after it was revealed that he and his family flew from Texas to Cancun for a vacation, just as the state was in the midst of an emergency when severe cold weather left millions without power.
“You literally abandoned [Texas] and flew to Cancun for a family vacay-sh,” Spears grilled Cruz.
“That’s right. And now I am in a little bit of hot water, which I am told is a thing no one in Texas has,” Cruz said.
“Would you like to apologize?” Spears asked.
“Absolutely. I deeply regret my actions over the last couple of days, most flying United,” Cruz said. “I’m sorry, I am pretty bad at human stuff.”
Spears then asked, “Don’t you understand why people are calling you a coward?”
“Yeah, a coward is actually the nicest word I heard,” Cruz said.
More to come.