Turns out there's a reason why Senator Bernie Sanders and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David look so similar, they're actually related! Watch the two discover the news in the video below, and note the look of disbelief on both of their faces:
The clip is from the PBS series Finding Your Roots, which featured both Bernie Sanders and Larry David in its Season 4 premiere last night. The news is particularly hilarious for both men, as Larry David has spent the past year portraying Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live. While it was great to see both od their reactions separately, it would've been even more funny to see them interacting now that they know they're cousins.
If only this information had been revealed prior to the start of Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, perhaps Larry David could've worked in a spot where he interacts with Bernie Sanders. Considering the two's busy schedules and the infrequency between seasons of the show, there's a good chance an opportunity for the two to collaborate in that way will never happen again. Worst case scenario, there's always Saturday Night Live to give us more great moments between the two like this one:
As for Season 4 of Finding Your Roots, the series has even more celebrities lined up beyond Bernie Sanders and Larry David. Next week's episode teases Christopher Walken, Carly Simon and Fred Armisen and it's going to be an absolute trip if any of them end up being related. Even if that were true, it would be hard to top the Sanders and David relation. In fact, the only thing that could possibly top that in the time we live in is learning President Trump is actually a missing link to the Baldwin brothers.
Finding Your Roots airs on PBS Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. For more on the series, read up on the controversy the show had two years ago when they edited an episode with Ben Affleck to remove information regarding one of his slave-owning ancestors. This show was also responsible for Kyra Sedgwick finding out she was related to her husband Kevin Bacon, which is certainly a shock to most but she seemed to handle it well. As far as television is concerned for the rest of the fall season, there are plenty of shows worth watching that can be found right now on our fall premiere guide.