When Bernie Sanders showed up to the presidential inauguration in his signature campaign trail parka and mittens ensemble and carrying a stack of mail, fans of the senator took to social to poke a little fun at his Vermont practicality. But it was the shot of him sitting in a folding chair, arms and legs crossed, looking highly uninterested, that really inspired the Theatre Twitter meme-makers. Who hasn't seen "that guy" in the audience before? (And heaven forbid that it's during previews! What if he's a critic...)
Scroll on to see a few of our favorite Broadway-inspired Bernie memes, placing him on stage, in the audience, and...yikes...behind the casting table. Even Broadway's own Bernie (Bernadette Peters, that is) joined in on the fun.
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Pulling into the station pic.twitter.com/35MYo6Zf9M— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) January 22, 2021
Bernie in the Park too pic.twitter.com/vNZxEvSqWX— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) January 22, 2021
Hello, Bernie, well hello, Bernie.... pic.twitter.com/xeRG9KBWw9— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 22, 2021
Antarctica? Oh, please. pic.twitter.com/7nxGh270Ud— John Robert Allman (@Johnny_Allman) January 21, 2021
here's my contribution to the bernie sitting thing pic.twitter.com/bjvx0qOLjG— karolina (@KarolinaBacher) January 21, 2021
i am asking once again if you are here, spirit. pic.twitter.com/2g7f0ZsgIp— Alexis Scheer (@alexisscheer) January 21, 2021
Little known fact, Bernie was in Lysistrata Jones but cut swiftly after one preview pic.twitter.com/Whzg8XeFDY— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) January 22, 2021
I’ll NEEEEEVER RECOVERJanuary 22, 2021
I am asking you for a Dixie cup of chili pic.twitter.com/khWqBIeldA— maggie (@OfficialMaggieL) January 21, 2021