Bernie Sanders might be out of the election, but his presence is still being felt through his supporters and through his portrayal by Larry David on SNL. David took up the role to great acclaim last season and made his return during the premiere despite a fine send off to close out season 41. Much like the real life Sanders, David returns to play supporter for Hillary Clinton.
Instead of putting him on the campaign trail, SNL places Sanders at the head of the clan on Celebrity Family Feud. On his side is the return of Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton, Cecily Strong as Lin Manuel Miranda, and new castmember Melissa Villaseñor as Sarah Silverman. On the opposing side we have Team Trump, led by Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), Ivanka Trump (Margot Robbie), Bobby Moynihan’s Chris Christie, and a very shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett).
Is the sketch itself a knockout? No way. But it does have its moments and we get to see Larry David play pretend for a few more minutes. Kenan Thompson’s Steve Harvey is also in top form, which isn’t something you’ll read everyday. Also a special tip of the hat needs to be given for the recreation of that Trump children photo from a few weeks back. I didn’t think it was possibly to make that creepier, but it happened.