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Bad Lip Reading Warps Civil Dem Debate Into Hilarious Nonsense

Bernie Sanders praises Hillary Clinton’s pinto beans, Jim Webb remains weird, Lincoln Chafee is still there

The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 election will be remembered for several things: The man Jim Webb killed in Vietnam, Bernie Sanders’ selfless condemnation of the hubbub about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and, now thanks to Bad Lip Reading, selfless commendation of her “dynamite pinto beans.”

After masterfully turning the horrifying nonsense of the first Republican debate into hilarious nonsense, Bad Lip Reading added some welcomed weirdness to the Dems’ mostly civil encounter. The clip got the most mileage out of Sanders, who participated in a “Noun Challenge” (list 10 nouns in 13 seconds; he got eight), groaned for a really long time and assured an ostracized Webb, “I’m sure you’ll make a friend one day; a friend that doesn’t treat you like human waste.”

Elsewhere, Martin O’Malley grows flustered trying to explain where babies come from while Clinton stares him down, and Webb harps on being sold a firebird piñata when he requested one shaped like a bull. 

Sanders delivers the rousing final statement, a poem so stirring and inspiring, its finale line had the entire Democratic base on its feet: “Destroy the mysteries and then go fight Chewbacca!”

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