Wednesday, February 10, 2016


People are always quick to rag on every SNL cast as being terrible, but that's to be expected at this point.  If you go back to the sainted first cast you'll find just as many clunkers as hits, but they had the advantage of being new and groundbreaking.  While the current cast has seemed to have a large number of clunker shows, they're getting more and more consistent.  Many times the quality of the show can depend on how strong the guest host is, and this past Saturday they had a winner with Larry David.

It's strange to see David acting as anything other than his Curb Your Enthusiasm persona, but he was very good with the roles he was given.  The most notable of these has been his portrayal of Bernie Sanders, which he's been playing all season, and it was given center stage with a Sanders version of Curb called Bern Your Enthusiasm.  You've probably seen it by now, as it's been making its way around the interwebs ever since it aired.

The highlight of the night for me was one of the weirder sketches of the evening.  It takes place at an FBI firing range where some cadets are in training.  Larry plays a firing range dummy, and that's all I'm going to say about that.  His appearance is so absurd that it had me in tears, and it was beyond me how Larry David could keep from bursting into laughter over how crazy his character is.

Today SNL posted behind the scenes footage of Larry during rehearsals for the sketch, and now it all makes sense.  He was laughing hysterically throughout the rehearsals, so he must have gotten it out of his system by the time the big show aired.  GOOD JOB, LARRY DAVID!


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