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It's the Larry Sanders Show
October 18, 2015  | By Monique Nazareth
 
It's no surprise Saturday Night Live would open this week's show with a parody of the CNN presidential debate. But what was unexpected was just how well they cast it, especially when it came to having SNL alum and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David playing what some have called his doppelgänger. David did a dead-on impression of Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, perhaps in part because both hail from Brooklyn. The comedian did so well even Sanders was amused, telling ABC's This Week  “I think we'll use Larry at our next rally. He does better than I do." Alec Baldwin also deserves kudos for his impression of former Virginia Senator Jim Webb.  —Monique Nazareth

 
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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