Bernie Sanders IS Larry David. It’s a universal truth, sort of like how a surfeit of alcohol makes you want a grilled cheese and milkshake delivered straight into your arms. They yell, they wave their arms around in the air, they don’t necessarily comprehend—or care—about petty things like “decorum” and “manners.” They speak their mind, and it’s up to YOU to keep up.
On Saturday Night Live, Larry finally played Bernie. It was a reenactment of the first Democratic debate, and it was glorious.
Larry felt the Bern like no other, exaggerating his presidential candidate’s radicalness and lack of affinity for Washington. “I don’t have a Super PAC, I don’t have a backpack,” he exclaimed. “I carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor between classes. I own one pair of underwear. That’s it!