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Larry David’s Impersonation of Bernie Sanders on SNL

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Posted: October 18, 2015 at 10:43 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Bernie Sanders actually liked Larry David’s impersonation of him on “Saturday Night Live”. SNL is popular for making great impersonations of politicians, from Tina Fey impersonating Alaska’s governor, Sarah Palin, to Will Ferrell impersonating George W. Bush.

The sketch last weekend was actually about the presidential debate that happened last week where Sanders is a part of. In fact, he was pretty enthusiastic saying that he would like to take David on his campaign trail.

Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week”, “I think we’ll use Larry on our next rally.”

Sanders definitely know something that others won’t get. The SNL sketch would help Sanders because his policy positions are getting more known as it is reaching those who know little about politics and those don’t follow the campaigns of Sanders.

David’s impersonation actually included exaggerations of the presidential hopeful’s anti-establishment stances. Along with David, Alec Baldwin played Senator Jim Webb, and Kate McKinnon played Hillary Clinton.

“If you don’t mind, I’m going to dial it right up to a 10,” David began before yelling: “We’re doomed. We need a revolution!”

Like Sanders, Larry David is born in Brooklyn; which is why David nailed his accent with hoarse voice and outrage against billionaires.

David (as Sanders) said, “I don’t have a super PAC. I don’t have a backpack. I own one pair of underwear. That’s it. Some of these billionaires have three four pairs.”

David nailed the anti-bank views of Sanders as well.

“Not a fan of the banks, they trample on the middle class. They control Washington, and why do they chain all their pens to the desks? Who’s trying to steal a pen from a bank? Makes no sense!” David (as Sanders) exclaimed.

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Image: Larry David portrays Bernie Sanders (left) and Bernie Sanders. From www.nbcnews.com

Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist who focuses his campaign on wealth inequality and healthcare. He is popular for making powerful speeches and even had a record-breaking $26 million for his campaign in a span of 3 months.

The 74-year old politician usually talks about the “collapse” of the middle class and is known for being anti-big business establishments.

When he was asked by ABC on his thoughts about how Larry David impersonated him, he laughed and said, “He does better than I do.”

Although it is not yet definite whether Sanders will be winning the Democratic nomination, Larry David has certainly won the prize as best political impression this season. Another thing’s for sure, though, people want more of David’s Bernie Sanders impersonation.