Naturally the Larry David-hosted Saturday Night Live featured his dead-on Bernie Sanders impression, Bernie Sanders himself, and a nod to David's HBO comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Derek Zoolander and runway walk-off frenemy Hansel also made an appearance on "Weekend Update." One of our fave clips, however, was yet another commercial parody, again starring Vanessa Bayer, for Totino's Pizza Rolls.
This was one of SNL's best parodies in a while because the twist, when it came, was so sharp and for a moment, authentically spooky (we could happily go the rest of our lives never seeing Larry David in black-eyed contacts again). Who knew Totino's and the X-Files could dovetail so easily to send a brief chill up the spine?
SNL went to this "Totino's Pizza Rolls in hell" territory prior to Super Bowl 49 as well, with Bayer playing the same stiffly smiling, put-upon housewife whose existence on Super Bowl Sunday descends to its bleakest point.
Together the digital shorts suggest some SNL writers may have some pretty bleak, David Lynch-influenced dark comedy in them. We'd plunk down a few bucks to see a movie along these lines for sure—as long as there was a good, stiff drink waiting to offset the despair afterwards.