It’s kind of amazing that Larry David has never hosted SNL, and up until recently he had never really appeared on the show, either (save for a couple of tiny appearances back in the ’80s). David only managed to get one sketch on the show in the year he spent writing for SNL back in 1984–85, but now, after Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and a couple of cold open cameos as Bernie Sanders, David finally has his chance to host. How did he do? Read on for our ranking of this week’s sketches from best to worst.
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Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David has been no stranger to SNL in recent months, between the 40th Anniversary and his Bernie Sanders impression, but this Saturday will be a well-deserved homecoming for the former staff writer. Or not, as David doesn’t really want you to watch anyway, judging by the first promos.
Seinfeld creator Larry David’s SNL cameos as Bernie Sanders (or just plain heckling Trump) have been a highlight of Season 41, and the next step is more than prettay, prettay, prettay good. David will make his hosting debut on February 6, joined by musical guest The 1975.
Last night’s Donald Trump-hosted episode of SNL was exactly what everyone expected it to be, for better or worse. The infamous businessman, reality television star, and Presidential hopeful leaned on his persona, making a handful of obvious Rose O’Donnell jokes in his opening monologue. Thankfully, he was rescued by a few SNL cast members and a few special guests, one of whom said exactly what many viewers probably wanted to say.
Where there's a presidential debate, there’s an SNL cold open. And where there’s an SNL cold open, there’s ample opportunity to slide in surprise guest stars to get the show started on a high note. However, there have only been a few surprise guest stars that have been as perfectly implemented as Larry David, who shows up as Senator Bernie Sanders to parody the recent Democratic debate. Oh, and Alec Baldwin shows up as Jim Webb, but Baldwin actually lives backstage at SNL, so his presence isn’t quite as exciting.
Any Curb Your Enthusiam fan well-knows that Larry David comes and goes as he pleases, with HBO extending open invitations to return whenever the Seinfeld creator has a new idea. We thought we’d made peace with waiting, but a new report suggests David has begun discussing a possible Curb movie, if not a new season.
The iconic and still-relatable Seinfeld famously identified itself as a "show about nothing," but did you know that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld envisioned the actual series with a specific focus? Or that Elaine didn't even appear in the pilot? Giddy up, it's time for the 19th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which grabs a cup of Monk's coffee to talk about nothing with Seinfeld!
Seinfeld is truly the gift that keeps on giving, whether bestowing all its episodes on modarn platforms like Hulu, putting Jerry and Elaine on the road together, or unveiling surprise stories of the past. Latest from the treasure trove is Jason Alexander’s explanation of Heidi Swedberg’s Susan Ross, whom the cast apparently hated working with, and conspired together to kill off.
We’ve heard before of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Seinfeld’ creator Larry David’s open HBO invitation to return for another season, but the former series may have the latter to blame for its holdup. A recent interview sees David doubting his return for another season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ as the ‘Seinfeld’ finale may have soured him on wrapping things up.
A few weeks ago, we were over the moon to learn that iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld would re-team with his titular sitcom's creator Larry David for a hush-hush new project, though we've since learned its likely true nature. Seinfeld confirmed we'll be getting a 'Seinfeld' reunion short in the future with David and co-star Jason Alexander, but when can we expect to see it?