SNL’s Parody Of The Democratic Debate Is Epic

Last week the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate put all the liberal candidates on display for the world to see. What happened can be summed up into one sketch that was performed on Saturday Night Live this past week.

From Alec Baldwin’s hilarious portrayal of former Virginia governor Jim Webb to Larry David’s magnificent portrayal of Bernie Sanders, the sketch was right on the money.

Shots were fired at Hillary, CNN and even Joe Biden. The audience ate it up. Not to mention the four million plus views so far on YouTube that have made this video go viral.

Saturday Night Live has a longstanding tradition of making fun of politicians and even swaying votes in some cases. It was Tina Fey’s perfect portrayal of Sarah Palin that turned the tide on the Alaska governor during the 2008 election.

The now famous quote “I can see Russia from my house” from SNL stuck in the minds of the American voters. So much so, that when polled, many Americans attributed the quote to Palin and not Tina Fey.

With so many great characters in this election, it is going to be a great season of Saturday Night Live sketches! Let’s just hope that Jim Webb runs as an independent so we can see Alec Baldwin’s portrayal again.

Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.