October 18, 2015 11:30 AM

Larry David may have found his acting calling in playing Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, and a former writer on the sketch series, matched the real-life Sanders gesture-for-gesture and shout-for-shout in the episode’s cold open, which satirized the recent CNN debate between the Democratic presidential candidates.

He started appropriately: “We’re DOOMED! We need a revolution!”

Larry David plays Bernie Sanders on SNL

The Sanders impression got SNL-ier from there, as he waxed on about his outsider bona fides (no dryer, one pair of underwear, a radiator) and the practicalities of his policies.

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Hillary Clinton (played by Kate McKinnon) stepped in at one point to “pop an ice cube in that scalding hot soup” of Sanders’ proposals: “You’re promising everyone a golden goose and there is no golden goose. So America, follow me, ’cause I’ve got some chicken that’ll do.”

To which David-as-Sanders replied, “I can find the goose! I’ve found geese before and I can find them again. They congregate near ponds. It’s not rocket science!”

The sketch’s final joke? Sanders promised, “Come next November, I will be Hillary Clinton’s vice president.”

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