While firefighters and cops who are threatening to quit over COVID vaccine mandates probably want to be treated like freedom fighters, on Monday’s “The Late Show” they were treated like weird idiots instead, thanks to a funny parody of “Paw Patrol” courtesy of Stephen Colbert.
For some reason, the ranks of law enforcement and firefighters in a lot of U.S. cities seem to include people who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Some of these people have even threatened to quit their well-paying public service jobs rather than protect themselves and other people from contagious diseases. And in a particularly disturbing incident, 2,000 NYC firefighters called out sick to protest the city’s vaccine mandate.
In the clip, team leader Ryder takes a call from Marshall, the Paw Patrol’s Dalmatian firefighter.
“Hey Ryder, I’m sick,” Marshall says, while the video show’s he’s clearly in his fire truck. “I’m gonna stay in bed today.”
“Marshall, you realize this is a video call, right?” Ryder asks, prompting Marshall to disconnect the call.
Marshall calls back a second later and says “I meant to say I can’t come in because I’m taking my dog to the vet.”
“You are a dog,” Ryder responds. “Is this about your rabies shot?”
“I’m not taking it. I don’t want my balls to swell up like Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s terrier,” Marshall says.
“Marshall, you got neutered years ago,” Ryder says.
“Then what have I been licking,” Marshall asks.
After pausing in disgust, Ryder says “Adventure Bay needs your help. You’ve gotta get vaccinated.”
“Screw Adventure Bay,” Marshall says. “I’m not getting vaccinated. What’s the worst that could happen?”
Cue a “one week later” title card, after which we learn that Marshall contracted rabies and has to be put down, weirdly enough, by Atticus Finch from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Watch the whole thing above.