Asked how New Hampshire was going, Sanders replied, "Well, it's pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good," referencing David’s famous line from his show "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Saturday was the first time the two doppelgangers stood side-by-side since David debuted his instant-Internet sensation impression of the presidential hopeful on "SNL" last fall. David hosted the show Saturday night.
“Huge difference,” he continued in his accentuated Vermont-via-Brookyln accent. Sanders is the longest-serving independent in Congress and a self-described democratic socialist.
The senator introduced his character as “Bernie Sanderswitzky.”
“But we're gonna change it when we get to America, so it doesn’t sound quite so Jewish,” he said.
Sanders would be the first Jewish president if elected.
On the trail, Sanders has embraced David’s rendition of him. Ahead of the TV appearance, Sanders’ campaign added a special splash page to BernieSanders.com featuring a picture of Larry David. The fundraising page referenced one of David’s jokes about Sanders’ small-donation, anti-super PAC campaign, asking readers to contribute their “vacuum pennies.”
After David's first appearance as Sanders, when he teased him for his clothes and rough-around-the-edges look, the senator joked with reporters he did in fact own more than one pair of underwear.