I am a huge fan of Saturday Night Live. I am a huge fan of Larry David. Bringing these two together for election season to portray Bernie Sanders has become the highlight of this SNL season.
It’s even funnier than Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin from back in 2008. Last night’s SNL had a Bernie Sanders-Curb Your Enthusiasm crossover. It was, objectively, the best SNL sketch of the last decade. Check it out below:
From Rolling Stone:
The sketch envisions what would happen if Sanders’ grassroots campaign was combined with David’s Curb neuroses, with the Vermont senator’s refusal to shake Leslie Jones’ “germ-infested, disgusting” hand ultimately resulting in the senator losing the Iowa caucus.
Cecily Strong and Bobby Moynihan portray the parody’s Jeff and Susie Greene, while Jay Pharoah drops in to play J.B. Smoove’s Curb character Leon. “I heard you didn’t want to shake a black woman’s hand,” Leon tells Sanders. “Listen, you need the black vote Bernie. You need to shake as many black women’s hands as you can. I don’t care if the hand has dookie on it. You shake that hand. You know why? You might get dookie on your hand, but you know what else you’ll get? A damn vote.”
A photo of David as Sanders is also currently employed by the candidate’s social media accounts, as well as his official website. “Contribute your vacuum pennies,” the campaign asks. Sanders and David also appeared with one another in a sinking ship sketch.
It was one of the better episodes of the season. If you missed it, you also need to watch the Cam Newton-Peyton Manning ‘Ebony & Ivory’ duet.
Some people don’t find the Larry David shtick funny, but it’s hard to argue that his Bernie Sanders impression isn’t absolutely perfect. I hope he is a staple on the show from now until November 2016.
[via Rolling Stone]