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Larry David & Bernie Sanders Learn They’re Cousins on PBS TV Series

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You can now watch the moment that Bernie Sanders and Larry David learned that they’re related on the PBS show Finding Your Roots . There are certain things that American citizens have come to expect during election years: a year of the top news stories being election-related, days when […]

From SNL regular Kate McKinnon’s triple threat imitations of Hilary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, and Kellyanne Conway to the return of former cast member Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer to frequent guest star Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump – an imitation that he is now repeating in SNL season 43 – there are plenty examples of the latter to choose from. While Baldwin’s take on Trump has dominated the political sketches for awhile, audiences would be remiss if they forgot that earlier in the 2016 election, another guest star was perfectly nailing one of Trump’s competitors. Larry David appeared regularly on SNL during the earlier days of the election to play candidate Bernie Sanders – an imitation so good and so funny that Sanders himself made it clear how much he enjoyed it. In fact, Sanders popped up in a sketch on Saturday Night Live opposite Larry David, who was hosting that night.

David’s imitation of Sanders was a frequent element of SNL up through to Hilary Clinton winning the Democratic Primary last year. So, a few months ago, when David mentioned that he and Sanders are distant cousins, it wasn’t really a shock to viewers who had enjoyed these imitations. Now COS is reporting that audiences can see the moment both men found out that they actually share a bloodline, which occurred when both of them appeared on the PBS series Finding Your Roots.

On Finding Your Roots, celebrity guests have their DNA tested and then find out interesting facts about their heritage by flipping through a book along with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. For three seasons actors, musicians, and other celebrities have learned about who they are and where they come from. Sometimes they have even learned about familial connections, such as when married couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick learned they are distantly related in the first season.

The fourth season premiere featured both Larry David and Bernie Sanders learning about their heritage. Both men learned are nearly 100% Jewish, a fact which did not seem to be much of a surprise. But when Gates told them that a relative was discovered – by comparing their DNA to everyone else who was ever tested for the show – David quipped that he hoped it was an athlete. Instead, both men were delighted to realize they share a common ancestor. David happily accepted Cousin Bernie while Sanders dissolved into laughter, mentioning that he often told people that Larry David was the better Bernie Sanders between the two of them.

Sanders may not have won the election last year, but at least he figured out who he can hang out with during the next family reunion.

Finding Your Roots season 4 premieres Friday, October 6th at 4:30 PM on PBS.

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More than 30m people have watched Netflix’s Murder Mystery; why?

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The critics might have hated it, but this Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler-starring Agatha Christie pastiche broke the record for Netflix’s biggest opening weekend

Despite the critics (mostly) hating it, we now know that 30.9m Netflix account-holders watched Murder Mystery in its first three days of release. To put that in context: if two people watched the movie on each account, and you imagine them all paying the average $9 price of a cinema ticket, it would give the film an opening weekend of $556m, the third-largest ever. That is by no means a perfect formula, but nevertheless highlights a staggering performance for an Agatha Christie parody that stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. How did that happen?

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‘Claws’ is the juiciest summer drama you aren’t watching

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“Claws is one of three excellent shows returning in the next week, in which the leading women are on a quest to empower themselves. Unlike HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies or FX’s acclaimed Pose, however, this one will air relatively inconspicuously.

It’s a shame, because TNT’s boisterous crime drama retains the kooky vibe it’s hoisted itself on for the past two years.

Everything about Claws is unapologetically loud, from the storylines to the costumes to the dialogue to, obviously, the on-brand nails. It doesn’t hold back from its unconventional premise: Five manicurists run a salon in the trashy city of Palmetto, Florida, that’s actually a front to launder money for the local drug lord………………….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/claws-season-3-review/

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Black Mirror Season 5 – 3 Trailers

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“Black Mirror‘s fifth season is closer than we’re ready for, and three new trailers for each episode only confirm it.

As expected, we get curious new technology (including a robot modeled after Miley Cyrus) and witness its influence on human behavior, whether it’s a couple trying to get pregnant or a driver determined to fix society.

For the episode teasers and Netflix’s one-line descriptions, read on.

“Smithereens”

A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace

“Rachel, Jack and Ashley, too”

A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…”

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport

“Striking Vipers”

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