SNL skit asks Sanders supporters to curb their enthusiasm

David introduced his Sanders character earlier in the year and has periodically returned to SNL.

March 13, 2016 15:38
1 minute read.
Bernie Sanders and Larry David

Bernie Sanders and Larry David . (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Larry David reprised his role as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live in a sketch poking fun at the candidate's voter base.

The punchline of the skit highlighted the discrepancy between Sanders' limited support base and their strength on social media. David-as-Sanders apologizes on behalf of his supporters for their tendency to inundate Facebook feeds and quips: "I'm not five-posts-a-day great. With all due respect to my supporters, get a life."

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Bernie Sanders formally apologizes for his supporters flooding your Facebook feed.

Posted by Saturday Night Live on Saturday, March 12, 2016

David introduced his Sanders character earlier in the year and has periodically returned to SNL in his new role. In his previous cameo called "Bern Your Enthusiasm," David spoofs characters from his own show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" around a narrative about Sanders' run in the primary election.

It featured all of the emblematic quirks and idiosyncrasies that have come to be synonymous with David in his assumed character as the democratic presidential hopeful.

Incidentally, SNL isn't the only forum in which Sanders enthusiasts are in the spotlight. Republican nominee front-runner Donald Trump held fervent Sanders supporters accountable for Trump's cancellation of his Chicago event.

On Sunday, Trump wrote in an early morning post on Twitter: "Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!"

Reuters contributed to this report.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Christian friends of Israel take part in the Feast of the Tabernacles celebrations in Jerusalem
September 26, 2018
Friends of Zion Flood Jerusalem