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Saturday Night Live: Anderson Cooper not happy with Jon Rudnitsky impression

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It wasn’t all laughs during Saturday’s Democratic debate cold open on Saturday Night Live. Although Bernie Sanders approved of Larry David’s impression of him, another personality parodied in the sketch was not amused.

When Andersoon Cooper appeared on Watch What Happens Live! on Thursday, host Andy Cohen said that he was “offended” by SNL newbie Jon Rudnitsky’s impression of Cooper, which Cohen referred to as “queened-up.” 

“I didn’t think it was very good,” Cooper said. “Seth Meyers did a spoof of me years ago that was really funny and I’m all for being spoofed. It was like the only thing [Rudnitsky] knew about me was that I was gay so that’s sort of what he went with. I got a little Truman Capote vibe, which I thought was odd.”

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Cooper also revealed to Cohen that SNL had asked him to appear in the sketch as himself, but he was forced to decline due to scheduling issues.

The Democratic debate sketch was one of the highlights of the night, thanks in large part to the unexpected appearance of David as Bernie Sanders. See the full sketch below and sound off in the comments.

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