Kate McKinnon (NBC)

Last night’s Saturday Night Live wheeled out Larry David’s Bernie Sanders for its cold open (and saw the Sanders-David separation growing ever more permeable, complete with Seinfeld references), but there was also a new Bernie in town. Or something suspiciously Bernie-like, anyway, as a commercial parody saw Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton take on increasingly Sanders-like traits, a Brundlefly-like transformation intended to court the millennial voters who promise to sway the 2016 presidential election.

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Grounded in truth or not, the SNL version of Clinton has solidified at this point into a malleable, manipulative vote-grubber, and the sketch sees the candidate’s inner political chameleon externalize in her very personality and flesh. Starting out in her traditional no-nonsense pantsuit and McKinnon’s ever-so-glassy, unshakably driven gaze, this Clinton extols the virtues of a “revolution in the streets” and claims to share the “exact same beliefs” of the youth of today, all while telltale Sanders markers pop up: a pair of glasses, an ill-fitting suit, the guttural, rolling “b” in the word “billionaires.” By the time her pitch resounds with a reference to a Brooklyn childhood and a hearty, Sanders/David-esque thanks from “the biggest outsider Jew in the race,” the unholy, opportunistic experiment is finished, complete with a wispy white bald cap and a new slogan: “Hillary Clinton: Feel The Bern For Her.” Who needs a running mate? Vote HillBern ’16.