Bernie Sanders frequently invokes his desire to focus on important, substantive issues. At first blush—Brooklyn accent aside—that would seem to make him an odd fit for Seinfeld, a show that was about nothing. But now a new mashup positions Sanders as the perfect foil for the perpetually unserious Seinfeld set.
The video superimposes Sanders’ talking head onto the body of—who else?—George Costanza, a character based on Sanders’ own doppelgänger, Larry David. The conceit is simple: Sanders opines on the problems facing America, and Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer respond with their typical bemusement and discomfort. The results are silly and a bit incongruous—not that there’s anything wrong with that. As absurd and endless as this election cycle has felt, the levity is welcome. Serenity now!