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Bernie Sanders makes ‘SNL’ cameo as Larry David hosts

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:07 AM

Bernie Sanders stars in a sinking ship skit, next to Larry David.NBC

Bernie Sanders stars in a sinking ship skit, next to Larry David.

Bernie Sanders and Larry David were both feelin’ the Bern in hilarious cameos on “Saturday Night Live.”

The Democratic presidential candidate appeared alongside his comedic alter ego in a skit portraying a sinking ship.

David, dressed as a rich passenger, was saying he deserved to be the first to safety because of his wealth. That’s when Sanders popped in.

“I’m so upset with the one percent getting this preferential treatment,” Sanders said. “Enough is enough. We need to unite and work together if we’re going to get through this.”

“Sounds like Socialism to me,” David said.

“Democratic Socialism,” Sanders clarified.

“What’s the difference,” David asked.

“Yuuuuuge difference,” Sanders said, mimicking Donald Trump.

Earlier, David reprised his role as the Vermont senator in a skit that saw him turn off a host of voters in spectacular fashion.

His first mishap came at a campaign event where he refused to shake a woman’s hand after she coughed into it.

When a voter chided the imitation Sanders for being rude, he refused to relent.

“She’s the one whose being rude by offering a germ-infested hand,” he said. “I’m running for president. I do not shake disgusting hands.”

He later refused to come to the aid of a supporter who had just dislocated her shoulder in a car accident.

“If you want my vote just pop it back in,” the woman said.

“I don’t want it that bad,” Sanders’ alter ego said. “I have no popping experience.”

In the opening monologue, David joked that he’s well aware that women only date him because he’s rich and famous.

“Every time I start dating me friends say to me aren’t you concerned that she’s only going out with you because you have some money and are on TV?” David asked rhetorically.

“No! Why else would she go out with me. Of course, that’s why she’s going out with me.

“What do you think she has a penchant for old bald man. She’s supposed to like me for myself. I don’t even like me for myself.”

Sanders’ cameo marked his first appearance on NBC’s skit comedy show, considered a rite of passage for serious presidential contenders.

His Democratic rival Hillary Clinton turned up on the show in October, appearing in a skit opposite her comedic doppelganger Kate McKinnon.

Clinton played the role of a plain-speaking bartender named Val who doled out advice to her down-and-out alter ego.

Donald Trump showed off his comedic chops last November.

It wasn’t David’s first time on SNL.

The Brooklyn-born comedian’s pitch-perfect impression of the Vermont senator last October drew resounding praise — even from Sanders himself.

“In terms of Larry David, I think we’re going to put him up on the stage at our next rally — let him do it rather than me,” Sanders said at an Iowa campaign stop after the show aired.

“He does it better than I do.”

Appearing on SNL is seen as a prime avenue to appeal to younger voters, a demographic that Sanders is owning three days ahead of the New Hampshire primary.


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