CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Larry David Plays Bernie Sanders on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Fulfills Our Fantasy
The ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ architect played Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on SNL, and it was f*cking glorious.
Bernie Sanders IS Larry David. It’s a universal truth, sort of like how a surfeit of alcohol makes you want a grilled cheese and milkshake delivered straight into your arms. They yell, they wave their arms around in the air, they don’t necessarily comprehend—or care—about petty things like “decorum” and “manners.” They speak their mind, and it’s up to YOU to keep up.
On Saturday Night Live, Larry finally played Bernie. It was a reenactment of the first Democratic debate, and it was glorious.
“Hello, Hello, Hello…Enough with the hellos, let’s do this,” exclaimed David. “I’m good. I’m hungry, but I’m good. And now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to dial this up to a 10!”
Larry felt the Bern like no other, exaggerating his presidential candidate’s radicalness and lack of affinity for Washington.
“I don’t have a Super PAC, I don’t have a backpack,” he exclaimed. “I carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor between classes. I own one pair of underwear. That’s it! Some of these billionaires, they have three, four pairs. And I don’t have a dryer! I have to put my clothes on the radiator. So who do you want as president? One of these Washington insiders, or a guy who has one pair of clean underwear that he dries on a radiator?”
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