Larry David, who wrote for Saturday Night Live in 1984-85, returned this weekend to grace the stage as the perfect embodiment of Bernie Sanders in a parody of the latest Democratic debate. The candidates were introduced, and Hillary (Kate McKinnon) prefaced her opening remarks by saying, “I think you’re really gonna like the Hilary Clinton my team has created for this debate.” But once Bernie was given a chance to speak, the stage belonged to Larry David. “Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna dial it right up to a ten,” he said, before shouting, “We’re doomed!”
Larry made the most of his angry old man portrayal of Bernie, wondering “What’s the deal” with emails, podiums, and bank pens chained to the desk. He also fumed about campaign finance, shouting, “I don’t have a Super PAC. I don’t even have a backpack! I carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor.” Alec Baldwin guested as an eager Jim Webb, and McKinnon’s Clinton kept up with the rowdy bunch, but Larry David stole the show in a role he was born to play. “Berniesanders.com. Check it out! It’s a mess!”
Check out Larry’s return a few weeks later.