Bernie Sanders Makes ‘Yuge’ ‘SNL’ Cameo (Video)

Presidential candidate joins host Larry David in sinking-ship sketch, gives nod to Donald Trump

Last Updated: February 6, 2016 @ 9:47 PM

How big was Bernie Sanders’ appearance on “Saturday Night Live”? Yuge.

The Democratic presidential candidate made his debut on the NBC late-night show Saturday, popping into a sketch in which host Larry David played a passenger on a sinking ocean liner arguing against a women-and-children-first evacuation plan.

When David’s character offered that his father is rich, and that he should get priority because his life is “worth more than all of yours put together,” Sanders, known for not taking campaign money from Wall Street and for his left-leaning views on wealth and finance, showed up.

“I am so sick of the 1 percent getting this preferential treatment,” Sanders said. “Enough is enough.”

When David’s character said that sounded like socialism, Sanders corrected, “Democratic socialism.”

“What’s the difference?” David asked.

“It’s yuge,” Sanders said — a nod to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s signature expression.

Later in the sketch, Sanders joked, “I am Bernie Sanderswitzki, but we’re gonna change it when we get to America so it doesn’t sound so Jewish.”

In the preceding sketch, David reprised his impression of Sanders in a parody of David’s HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — this one title “Bern Your Enthusiasm.”

Later in the episode, Sanders returned to help David introduce musical guest the 1975 — and make another “Curb Your Enthusiasm” reference:

ABC News reported Friday that Sanders would make an appearance on this weekend’s “SNL,” which David — who has been performing a recurring impression of Sanders on the show this season, was scheduled to host.


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