“Saturday Night Live” Spoof: Kate McKinnon’s Bernie Sanders

‘SNL’ cold open offers up more ‘exciting’ Democratic candidates ahead of ‘big yikes’ midterms

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a great time for Democrats: their primary was a nail-biter and this week’s edition of “Saturday Night Live” offered up more of them, some of them in prime time.

“This is your great un-President Bernie Sanders,” Kate McKinnon’s Sanders said on the big screen. “And here he is. And here is that man — now, that is going to be a big yikes.”

The segment began to show clips of the night’s other candidates who were all too eager to show their faces on screen.

McKinnon’s Sanders, who appeared as himself in the third episode, was a former presidential nominee who went on to lose the primary and then ended up running as a U.S. senator from Vermont — a position that he left after Trump won the presidency in 2016.

It was the first time McKinnon’s character appeared on the show since a 2012 sketch about two Bernie Sanders impersonators called a “Sanders Brothers” sketch. The Sanders Brothers’ “sister,” Maya Rudolph, was featured in the spoof titled “The People Who Can’t Drive.”

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‘SNL’ cold open offers up more ‘exciting’ Democratic candidates ahead of ‘big yikes’ midterms

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a great time for Democrats: their primary was a nail-biter and this week’s edition of “Saturday Night Live” offered up more of them, most of them in prime time.

“This is your great un-President Bernie Sanders,” Kate McKinnon’s Sanders said on the big screen. “And here he is. And here is that man — now, that is going to be a big yikes.”

The segment began to show clips of the night’s other candidates who were all too eager to show their faces on screen.

McKinnon’s Sanders, who appeared as himself in the third episode, was

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