The former executive producer of “Seinfeld,” Larry David, reprised his role as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, in a skit that saw him reunite with former cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes).
In the clip on the Democratic debate, David and a Clinton lookalike are questioned by a long-time New Yorker — Elaine Benes.
Turning to David, Benes/Louis-Dreyfus asks how he plans to break up the “big banks.” Sanders has faced considerable criticism over his vagueness on his plans to break up the banks.
“Once I’m elected president, I’ll have a nice shvitz in the White House gym, then I’ll go to the big banks, I’ll sit them down, and yada yada yada, they’ll be broken up,” replies David, referencing a “Seinfeld” episode in which the phrase is used to gloss over certain issues.
“You can’t yada yada at a debate. Also, you yada yada-ed over the best part,” Louis-Dreyfus objects.
“No, I mentioned the shvitz,” David shoots back.
Addressing Clinton, the sole full-time female character on the comedy show says: “Doesn’t it suck to be the only girl in a group of guys?
“Don’t worry, because everyone thinks you are, by far, the funniest. I mean, the most qualified,” she later reassures the former secretary of state.
Louis-Dreyfus also poses a question to David on Sanders’ tax policy for the rich, asking him if it would hurt actors who made a hefty sum on one popular television show.
“Wouldn’t it be even worse for the person who created that sitcom? I mean, wouldn’t he lose a lot of money?” she adds.
“Yeah,” stammers David in response, pointing at Clinton’s character. “You should vote for her.”
Other highlights in the episode include Clinton’s character giving David a noogie, asking, “Do you feel that burn? Do you feel that burn?”
David also poked fun at Sanders’ voice, saying his message resonates with the people because “I always talk like I’m on the other side of a river.”