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Larry David as Bernie Sanders on ‘SNL’ started a giant conspiracy theory

It’s not what we at disinformation would classically call a conspiracy theory, but it was some funny television and tweeting. USA Today brings you the Larry David is Bernie Sanders conspiracy:

Just think — you have never seen Larry David and Bernie Sanders in the same room at once.

But yes, Larry David WAS Bernie Sanders in the cold open for the show — which had Kate McKinnon absolutely slaying as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin menacing about as Jim Webb.

It was probably one of the best political cold opens on Saturday Night Live in a while, with golden lines like, “I think you’re really gonna like the Hillary Clinton my team and I have created for this debate,” from McKinnon, whose Hillary just becomes more and more hilariously unhinged.

But no one launched more conspiracy theories than Larry David’s impression of Bernie Sanders. Probably because they are the same person…

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Conspiracy Theory Rock

A Banned Segment from Saturday Night Live…

Robert Smigel’s animated short film “Conspiracy Theory Rock”, part of a March 1998 “TV Funhouse” segment, was removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. SNL founder Lorne Michaels claimed the edit was done because it “wasn’t funny.” The film is a scathing critique of corporate media ownership, including NBC’s (then) ownership by General Electric/Westinghouse.

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Newt Gingrich Is Right About Having A Permanent Moon Base

Earth To MoonYes, “Gingrich” and “right” in the same sentence is very strange: Saturday Night Live managed to successfully mock this derided idea in a recent well received sketch (which I thought was reminiscent of that show’s style from the ’70s). Here is a differing perspective presented by Robert T. Gonzalez on io9.com:

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised us a permanent Moon base by 2020. Many people have been calling Newt’s vow a publicity stunt, while others have chimed in by attacking the idea of a lunar base in and of itself, with assertions like “real scientists know [a Moon base] is fantasy.” We won’t speak to Newt’s political maneuverings, but we’re sure as hell not going to sit idly by while people bash the feasibility or scientific potential of a lunar settlement. In fact, we’ve got 185 reasons we should set a course straight away …

An Off-World Energy Source: We spoke to astrophysicist Michael Shara — curator of the astrophysics department at the American Museum of Natural History — about the scientific potential of a permanent Moon base, and one of the first things to come up was lunar resource utilization.

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Music Video Parodies Weiner Scandal

Rep. Anthony Weiner announced today that he did indeed tweet the lewd picture of himself, as well as engage in various inappropriate conversations with other women. (Read more about his press conference at The Hill) As you sit and contemplate the use of social networks in political scandals, here is a music video about Weiner's 'accidental' Twitter post in the parody form of SNL's "Dick in a Box":
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Obama Gets Visited by Ghosts of Presidents Past

This is pretty cool if you have been a fan of the history of Saturday Night Live and the actors who played the presidents. Sadly, Phil Hartman who did the best television Reagan ever (among other great things) is no longer with us, so they called in someone else to fill his shoes. There's actually a message at the end of the video ... enjoy (the video was directed by Ron Howard):
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