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Larry David Plays Bernie Sanders on 'SNL'

David played Sanders on "SNL." (David Toth/Getty Images Entertainment)

The cold open of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" parodied last week's Democratic presidential debate, with guest stars taking a turn as a couple of the candidates with Senate experience — with the spoof of Sen. Bernard Sanders receiving the most attention.  

Sanders, the independent from Vermont receiving far more support than expected in early polling, was played by Larry David. Among a number of memorable moments, the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld" creator's take included a rant on underwear. Alec Baldwin, an "SNL" regular, played former Sen. Jim Webb, the Virginia Democrat who continued to vocalize his displeasure with the number of questions he received during the debate.