It was a joke Jews and even Israelis might tell each other, but which becomes uncomfortable and even anti-Jewish when released into the wild.
Stereotypical jokes have been "used widely, throughout the generations, to persecute and attack Jews, and even as triggers for genocide."
Entertainment industry icons took to social media to express their heartfelt condolences to a man who had touched so many of their lives and careers.
"To be named Seth Meyers and not be Jewish is false advertising," he joked.
Fineman joins a long line of Jewish comedians on the famed sketch show.
"They have me eating hummus in every sketch."
In its usual satirical trope, SNL mocked the debates between Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon.
David introduced his Sanders character earlier in the year and has periodically returned to SNL.
A Liz Lemon party was mandatory: Goodbye, Tina Fey at al.