Bernie Sanders Get Grilled By Elaine Benes On ‘SNL’ Open – WATCH VIDEO

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Elaine Benes Bernie Sanders

By Michael Lewittes |

Elaine Benes Bernie Sanders


The cold open of “SNL,” had Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Larry David as Bernie Sanders from Thursday’s Democratic Debate in Brooklyn, with the two candidates taking questions from the audience, including from Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s “Seinfeld”character Elaine Benes. Many of the questions referred to “Seinfeld,” which of course David created. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

In the opening, McKinnon’s Clinton and David’s Sanders fought over a number of issues, including the minimum wage, but then Louis-Dreyfus’s Benes character asked Sanders how he’s really going to break up the big banks, prompting him to use the famous “Seinfeld” phrase “yada, yada, yada.” Benes then told Sanders he used the phrase “yada, yada, yada” incorrectly, and screamed in character that he’s “bald,” like she had done of the hit comedy series. After that, Louis-Dreyfus’s Benes asked Sanders about his proposal to raise taxes, which she said would be terrible for rich actors, but added pointedly to David’s Sanders, “Wouldn’t it be worse for the person who created the show?”

Of course, Louis-Dreyfus first met David when he was a writer on “SNL” and she was a cast member on the sketch comedy series in the 1980s. Check out the video below of Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing her “Seinfeld” character Elaine Benes asking Larry David’s character of Bernie Sanders questions in the cold open of “SNL.”


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