Bernie Has His ‘Sanderswitzky’ Moment on ‘SNL’ With Larry David
Bernie Sanders had a rumpled star turn on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ teaming up with frequent portrayor Larry David to gent mocked his leftist campaign message — and Jewish roots
In one skit, David and Sanders are stuck on a sinking ship filled with Jewish immigrants from the Old Country.
David’s character tries to use his upper class background as a ticket onto a lifeboat, but Sanders pushes back.
“Wait a second. I am so sick of the 1% getting this preferential treatment. Enough is enough. We need to unite and work together if we’re all going to get through this,” Sanders’ character says.
“Sounds like socialism to me,” David’s character hits back.
“Democratic socialism,” Sanders’ character corrects.
“What’s the difference?” David’s character asks.
“Yooooge!” Sanders responds.
“I am Bernie Sanderswitzky,” he continues. “But we’re going to change it when we get to America so it doesn’t sound quite so Jewish.”
“Yeah, that’ll trick ‘em,” David hits back.
Bernie Sanders and Larry David, together at last.
Posted by Saturday Night Live on Saturday, February 6, 2016
David has portrayed the Vermont senator multiple times on “Saturday Night Live” this season
In addition to his popular Sanders’ impressions, David — who like Sanders is Jewish and originally from Brooklyn — is best known for TV shows “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which he starred in, and “Seinfeld,” which he co-created, co-produced and wrote.
Sanders is the third presidential candidate to be a guest on the show this season. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is competing with Sanders for the Democratic nomination, came on in October. Republican Donald Trump appeared in November.