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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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LeBron James, Maverick Carter Producing Two-Part Muhammad Ali Documentary for HBO

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The Greatest, like you’ve never seen him before. From LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Spring Hill Entertainment and director Antoine Fuqua, HBO Sports presents: What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali. Coming in 2019.

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What You Need to Know About ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Star Rachel Brosnahan

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As of Monday night, Rachel Brosnahan is an Emmy winning actress (!!!), so let’s take a second to get to know her just a bit better. I’m going to go ahead and assume you’re already familiar with Rachel’s mega-hit Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (if you aren’t, head this way), so here’s what you need to know about the woman behind everyone’s favorite Upper West Sider.

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 grabs Emmy for most outstanding drama

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Game of Thrones won the Emmy for most outstanding drama series Monday at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The seventh season of Game of Thrones won the series its third Emmy in the category. It was the show’s second Emmy of the evening, after Peter Dinklage’s win for his role as Tyrion Lannister.

Game of Thrones beat out The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld.

Each season of Game of Thrones has been nominated for best drama at the Emmys since its first season debuted at the awards show in 2011. Seasons 5 and 6 both took home the Emmy in 2015 and 2016 respectively. A handful of other actors including Lena Headey, Kit Harington, and Emilia Clarke have also earned Emmy nominations over the years.

While the seventh season of Game of Throne is not widely regarded as the best of the series, it was certainly a big one and the hype around the show has not died down ahead of its next season.

Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season in 2019.

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-emmy-2018/

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