Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
After once writing for the staple late night sketch show, comedian Larry David returned to Saturday Night Live as host this past weekend. The creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld co-creator has been appearing on SNL this season as potential presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but this is by far the most involvement David has ever had on the show. Thankfully, the episode was more than just David being himself, even though a couple sketches made use of the comedian’s trademark personality.
See which sketches were the best and worst from the Larry David Saturday Night Live episode below!
SPECIAL NOTE: You may have noticed that there was no review for the Ronda Rousey episode back in January. Since yours truly was at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, I was unable to watch the show in a timely enough manner to deliver a review. But honestly, the episode was pretty uninspired, and we really don’t need to talk about it much. So let’s just get back to the Larry David episode.
FBI Simulator – At first I couldn’t believe that this sketch came so early in the show, because it kinda feels like a 10-to-1 sketch. But it’s so outrageous and hilarious thanks to Larry David being awesome as Kevin Roberts, a character that I wish could recur. The escalation of the presence of Kevin Roberts was truly inspired, and Kenan Thompson’s reaction to his friend (Bobby Moynihan) popping up with a donut absolutey cracked me up.
Bern Your Enthusiasm – Considering how much of this was informed by the week’s events during the Iowa caucus, this was an impressive little production. Not only was it a fantastic parody of Curb Your Enthusiasm focused around Bernie Sanders, but it’s just flawlessly made, and downright hilarious, right down to every single supporting character.
Totinos – I had no idea where this commercial was going, which made the turn all the more trippy and wonderful. This was so strange and creepy, that I wasn’t sure what was going to happen once Vanessa Bayer saw what was really going on in the living room. This almost felt like it could be a segment on Too Many Cooks or something like that. It was mad and brilliant.