Seinfeld co-creator Larry David — who briefly wrote for Saturday Night Live in the mid-80s — made a surprise appearance on the show last night for the most dead-on impersonation of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ever.
David’s portrayal included the Bernie character complaining about the pens chained to the desk at big banks and, when asked about Hillary’s emails, the problem with email passwords. There’s also a nice bit about super PACs and backpacks.
“I’m gonna dial it right up to a ten… we need a revolution! We’ve got millions of people in the streets. We gotta do something and we gotta do it now!” David said as Sanders.
This morning on ABC, Sen. Sanders was naturally a good sport.
“I think we’ll use Larry on our next rally,” Sanders laughed. “He does better than I do.”
Sanders’ campaign also tweeted the skit with their favorite line.
Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of Hillary Clinton is so maniacal — like the crazed yeowp she emits when asked about her email scandal — that her campaign can’t be happy. At one point she accuses Sanders of promising a golden goose, then tells America to “follow me, because I’ve got some chicken that will do.”
“In 2008 of course I lost, I was running against a cool black guy, but this year I thought I got to be the cool black guy,” she bemoans.
While Clinton’s campaign promoted her recent guest appearance alongside McKinnon on SNL, they didn’t tweet anything about this week’s skit.
Alec Baldwin appeared in the skit, too, for a rather lame portrayal of Jim Webb.
Donald Trump is guest hosting SNL on Nov. 7. Some Latino groups are pressuring NBC to pull the invitation.
In accordance with FCC rules, other candidates will have seven days after Trump’s appearance to request equal time. Lawrence Lessig has already requested equal time after Hillary’s 3 minute, 12 second cameo.
One can imagine that if Sanders wants to appear on SNL, it’s going to be alongside Larry David.