'SNL' takes aim at New Hampshire primary in opening skit

Posted2/9/2020 7:00 AM

NEW YORK -- 'œSaturday Night Live' cast aside the impeachment vote for a cold open with the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire.

Former cast members Jason Sudeikis and Rachel Dratch returned Saturday to play Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar in the NBC comedy. But the debate front-runner was Larry David's portrayal of Bernie Sanders.


He mocked the computer problems that made a mess of the Iowa caucus results.

'œI have an idea for an app,' he said. 'œIt's called '˜no app.' No app, no computers, no gadgets, no gizmos. You show up at your polling place, take a number like you do at the butcher, they call your number, you go up to the guy and say, '˜Give me a pound of whatever's about to go bad.' '

Later, David's Sanders said he didn't know how it happened that he wound up king of an army of Internet trolls called 'œBernie bros.'

'œCan I stop them in their tracks?' he said. 'œOf course. Should I? Yes. Will I? Eh.'

Colin Jost played Pete Buttigieg as the 'œwhite Obama' and when asked who won in Iowa, said 'œDonald Trump.'

Sudeikis poked fun at Biden's age when told he had 60 seconds to give a final statement.

'œThe doctor said I had six to eight months,' he said.

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