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The season finale of Saturday Night Live didn’t go without bringing back Kate McKinnon and Larry David’s fan-favorite impersonations of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
In the cold open of the series’ May 21 episode, McKinnon’s Clinton and David’s Sanders reunited at a bar and attempted to bond over a glass of beer. The sketch opened with Clinton seated inside the bar, gloating about her poll numbers.
“I’ve done it! I’ve won the nomination!” Clinton said to the bartender (played by Kenan Thompson). “I mean, no I haven’t, and I keep losing states, but mathematically — I’ve done it!”
She then turned around and addressed Sanders, seated in a chair a few feet away: “Oh, hi, Bernie. I didn’t see you sitting behind me … so far behind me you can never catch up.”
Clinton asked the bartender, “Do you mind if I have just one more drink with my old … very old … dangerously old friend Bernie?”
Sanders, now seated at the bar beside Clinton, requested “a new brand that people are flocking to — something refreshing, something that draws crowds.” Clinton, in turn, said, “I’ll have whatever beer no one likes but gets the job done.”
After clinking glasses with Sanders, Clinton attempted to make nice with the senator, saying, “Well, Bernie, no matter what happens, you’ve got to admit we’ve had some good times.”
Sanders replied, “It’s true. Remember when I told everyone to stop talking about your damn emails? What a schmuck!”
Both candidates then broke into laughter. “That could’ve taken me down!” Clinton said. “I do not like humor, but that was funny.”
She added, “Remember those states where you beat me by a lot, but I still won the delegates?” Both can’t contain their laughter about how their poll numbers were “so rigged.”
McKinnon’s Clinton and David’s Sanders, now feeling a bit more loosened up and seemingly on good terms, then shared their deepest secrets with one another — Sanders admitted that he often dreams of being a millionaire and Clinton excitedly whispered, “You know the presidency? I really, really want it.”
Clinton said to Sanders, “We are mortal enemies, but I really admire you. So, what do you say, will you dance with me?” Sanders agreed, only after Clinton promised to give him “three superdelegates.”
The two Democratic presidential hopefuls then exited the bar (breaking the fourth wall) and waltzed hand-in-hand to where the studio audience was seated. They continued to dance through the aisles of the Studio 8H, where Sanders was eventually pushed into an elevator and dismissed by Clinton.
Watch the sketch below.
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