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'SNL': Larry David Returns as Sanders for One Last Dance With Clinton

The show was hosted by Fred Armisen who, presiding over the end of the 41st season, recalled his own beginnings on the show many years before



    Larry David returned to Studio 8H for one last waltz with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 

    The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star made what perhaps could be his last appearance playing Bernie Sanders as "Saturday Night Live" breaks for the summer and the primary season draws to a close. 

    As the real Clinton continues to lead in the race for the Democratic nomination, despite Sanders’ recent winning streak, the strained relationship between the candidates was lampooned in the show's cold open.

    The sketch played out in a bar, where Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton engages in bar talk over beers with a defiant Sanders.

    "I've done it! I've won the nomination!" McKinnon's Clinton said to the bartender, played by cast member Kenan Thompson. "I mean, no I haven't, and I keep losing states, but mathematically, I've done it!"

    When the bartender announces "last call," David's Sanders refuses to leave, saying: "It’s not over 'til I say it’s over." 

    "I didn’t see you sitting behind me, so far behind me you can never catch up,” Clinton quipped.

    The Vermont senator joins Clinton at the bar and orders "something revolutionary...that people are flocking to.” Clinton chooses something "no one likes but will get the job done,” and the two begin to reminisce about the bitter campaign and reveal their deepest secrets.

    "I dream about being a fancy millionaire or billionaire," Sanders says. "And I say fancy things like 'I'll have a tuna sandwich on a croissant.'"

    "You know the presidency? I really, really want it," McKinnon's Clinton responds.

    Clinton then asks him to dance, even offering up three superdelegates to a reluctant Sanders. The two waltz out the bar to the tune of Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flower" from "The Nutcracker," and through the "SNL" studio before Clinton says goodbye to Sanders by pushing him into an elevator.


    The show was hosted by "SNL" alum Fred Armisen who, presiding over the end of the 41st season, recalled his own beginnings on the show many years before.

    "'SNL' is a very important place for me,” Armisen said, noting that his career began when he was cast for the show. “I owe everything to this place.”

    He recalled his story by acting out his Long Island hometown denizens mocking his show business aspirations. But after a successful audition that included a Prince impression, his neighbors were proud of him. 

    Armisen was joined in the season ender by several of his former castmates, including Andy Samberg, who starred in a new Lonely Island digital short about a sexual fetish involving Osama bin Laden. 

    The show continued to echo current events on "Weekend Update" where Maya Rudolph made a special guest appearance as Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff. 

    Rudolph’s Rousseff rejected the impeachment tag, calling it a "retirement" where she "make relax."

    "I drink caipirinhas, enjoy Guaraná, moqueca de camarão, feijoada, brigadeiro,” Rousseff boasts.

    Asked whether Brazil was ready to hold the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rousseff said, "No. But we just have to take 1 million poops out of waters and build all the buildings.”

    With the Olympics set to begin in August, co-anchor Colin Jost seemed alarmed that the structures needed for the games weren’t ready.

    “It’s fine. It's what you call B.Y.O.B – bring your own buildings,” Rudolph responded.

    The show, and with it the season, concluded with Armisen and the "SNL" crew showing off their musical abilities with a honky-tonk about summertime in Fayetteville.