Larry David Returns to 'SNL' as Bernie Sanders, Pokes Fun at His Supporters
Just over a month after bringing us the hilarious "Bern Your Enthusiasm" sketch, Larry David again returned to "SNL" last night with yet another one of his spot-on impressions of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. After all, they're practically the same person.
As seen in the show's seven-minute cold open sketch (above), Sanders briefly joins Jake Tapper (Beck Bennett) in a segment of CNN Election Center to talk about his big win in Michigan and apologies for his supporters', well, enthusiasm: "I want to thank everyone who voted for me, and apologize to everyone else for making your Facebook feeds so, so annoying,” Sanders says. “I mean, I love my supporters, but they’re too much, right? I’m great, but I’m not five posts a day great. With all due respect to my supporters, get a life."
From there, he rips on the so-called superdelegates needed to win the nomination and continues to poke fun at Sanders supporters with lines like "My message is resonating with a very diverse group of white people," and "The young people love me, Tapper, because I'm like them -- I've got a lot of big plans and absolutely no idea how to achieve them," among other pointed jokes. Much of the sketch, though, is spent lampooning Ben Carson and Donald Trump, because those jokes just seem to write themselves. CNN later cuts back to find Sanders in his pajamas.
As for Hillary Clinton, the show spoofed her desperate appeal to millennials with a fake campaign commercial (see it below) in which she literally turns into the Vermont senator, baggy suit and all.
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