SNL Bern Your Enthusiasm: Larry David stars as Bernie Sanders
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New episodes of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm haven’t aired since 2011, but Saturday Night Live gave fans the next best thing: Bern Your Enthusiasm, a five-minute mini-episode featuring David as presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
On Saturday night’s episode, David reprised his season-long role as the Vermont senator in a pre-taped sketch, which found Sanders alienating voters in very Curb-like ways. After a rally, David-as-Sanders refuses to shake a woman’s hand because she coughed; later, when a second woman got into a car accident and asks David-as-Sanders to pop her dislocated shoulder back into place, he declines by saying, “I’m not a popper.”
All throughout, David-as-Sanders is visited by some familiar faces: Susie (played here by Cecily Strong), Jeff (Bobby Moynihan), Leon (Jay Pharoah), and Marty (Taran Killam).
In traditional Curb Your Enthusiasm fashion, the slights add up to a setback for the main character: David-as-Sanders loses the Iowa caucus by five votes, the exact number of people he angered in the hours before the polls closed.
Cue the theme, and watch below.