Bernie Sanders made his highly anticipated appearance on "Saturday Night Live." He joined doppelganger Larry David in a skit on a sinking ship, in which David demanded he be saved before the women and children because he's rich. Sanders steps in to complain about the "1%" getting preferential treatment. Then he explains democratic socialism.
The skit may not go down as one of SNL's most memorable.
The Sanders-focused bit that came just before, though, got much bigger laughs. Sanders did not act in it, but he was the starring character. Larry David played Sanders in an alternate universe, where the candidate has all the neuroses of David himself, as featured on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." "She’s the one who is being rude by offering a germ infested hand," David said of a voter whose hand he refused to shake. "I am running for president. I do not shake disgusting hands."