After parting ways decades ago, comedian and former “SNL” writer Larry David returned to Studio 8H as Bernie Sanders in the show’s opening sketch about the recent Democratic debate.
David, who was only a writer on the show for for a year in the mid-1980s, had no problem channeling Sanders’ passion for change and expressions.
“I’m going to dial it right up to a ten: We’re doomed! 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 impersonating the candidate.
And he wasn’t the only heavyweight on the podium: Alec Baldwin played Democratic candidate Jim Webb and Kate McKinnon returned as Hillary Clinton.
He even repeated what was probably the most memorable line from the actual debate, turning to McKinnon’s Clinton at one point to say, “This may not be great politics, but I think the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!”
In the spot-on Sanders impression, David went off about banks, not having a super PAC, as well as the annoyance of forgetting his passwords and the awkward height of podiums.
David’s appearance quickly became a trending item on Twitter and delighted fans who loved seeing him back on TV.
His closing line especially got lots of laughs: “I’m Bernie Sanders and come next November, I will be Hillary Clinton’s vice president!” David said.