On Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld co-creator Larry David portrayed socialist candidate for President, Bernie Sanders as your affable uncle.

You should vote for him, instead of candidate in the pockets of billionaires, because he only owns one pair of underwear.

The skit was a viral sensation with over 4.5 million views and you can watch it by clicking here:

While the entertainment industry liberals on the Saturday Night Live writing staff hope pop culture can cement an image of Bernie Sanders, the candidate’s plans are no laughing matter.

He’s making no bones about how he would govern as President.

His campaign platform is living proof that the goal of socialism is to make us all equally poor.

Sanders recently announced on ABC’s This Week he would raise payroll taxes on all Americans to fund his paid family leave scheme:

“[The payroll tax] would hit everyone –- yeah, it would. But it would mean we would join the rest of the industrialized world and make sure that when a mom has a baby she can in fact stay home with that baby for three months, rather than going back to work at the end of one week,”

But that’s just the start of turning Americans upside down and shaking them by their ankles until all the change falls out of their pockets.

In an interview with Fusion he responded to the question of if he supports a wealth tax, by not just affirming he would enact one, but listing off three other major tax increases he would impose:

A variety of a wealth tax. What I certainly do believe is that we have to have a strong estate tax so that when billionaires pass on, they don’t leave all of their money to their kids and perpetuate a very distorted class society. I believe we have to end these tax havens that exist in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere by which large corporations make billions of dollars a year in profits and just stash their money there and don’t pay a nickel in federal taxes. I think we need a progressive income tax so that we don’t have a situation where—as Warren Buffett reminds us—billionaires end up paying an effective tax rate lower than truck drivers or nurses. So I think there is a lot to be done in making our tax system fairer. And that’s based on the fact that today almost all of the new income and wealth being created is going to the top 1%.”

And those were just the taxes.

His spending plans to give free everything to everyone would explode our debt and send us full speed into a Greece like debt crisis.

The Wall Street Journal reports Sanders is proposing jacking up spending by $18 trillion over the next decade:

“His agenda includes an estimated $15 trillion for a government-run health-care program that covers every American, plus large sums to rebuild roads and bridges, expand Social Security and make tuition free at public colleges.

To pay for it, Mr. Sanders, a Vermont independent running for the Democratic nomination, has so far detailed tax increases that could bring in as much as $6.5 trillion over 10 years, according to his staff.”

Only one word can be used to describe this plan: insane.

But after years of denying they were socialists, Democrats are flocking to the Sanders campaign as he has surged to the lead in New Hampshire and is closing in on front runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

With momentum building, Sanders celebrity backers are deploying the big guns at Saturday Night Live to reach into the playbook of 2008 and 2012 and disguise socialism as cool and trendy by packaging it in pop culture.

Be afraid.