Watch Larry David play Bernie Sanders on SNL: A Democratic debate cold open with Alec Baldwin.

Larry David Answers the Call of Destiny, Plays Bernie Sanders on SNL

Larry David Answers the Call of Destiny, Plays Bernie Sanders on SNL

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Oct. 18 2015 11:09 AM

Larry David Answers the Call of Destiny, Plays Bernie Sanders on SNL

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The Internet’s prayers have been answered. After Tuesday’s Democratic debate saw many noting the similarities between Bernie Sanders and Larry David, the latter turned up to impersonate the former in SNL’s latest cold open, which gloriously spoofed the rest of the Democratic field as well.  

David already has Sanders’ non-rhotic, Brooklyn-bred accent down pat, but the rest of his impression—flailing arms, outsized rhetoric, fire-and-brimstone delivery—is equally on point, and he proved to be a brilliant foil for Kate McKinnon’s maniacal Hillary Clinton. Alec Baldwin rounded out the hilarity with an uber-patriotic take on Jim Webb, the only presidential candidate to once kill a man.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter