Larry David wants everyone to take seriously the need for social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. But he positioned his message in a unique way: This is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in the house, sit on the couch, and watch TV." See the Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator deliver his comments below.
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David's video message appeared on the Twitter account of the Governor of California on Tuesday. In it, he begins by saying, "Obviously somebody put me up to this 'cause it's generally not the kind of thing I do, but I basically want to address the idiots out there. You know who you are. You're going out. I don't know what you're doing. You're socializing too close. It's not good."
"You're hurting old people like me. Well, not me. I have nothing to do with you. I'll never see you, but, you know, let's say other old people, who might be your relatives! Who the hell knows?"
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David's video continues with a reference to his HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. "You know, if you've seen my show, nothing good ever happens going out of the house. You know that. There's just trouble out there," he says.
The show's premise has David frequently create awkward and confrontational moments in public due to his neurotic personality. The show completed its 10th season in March 2020. David also co-created Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld. "George Costanza" was based on David's persona.
By the end of the video, he's made his message clear. "So stay home, and, you know, don't see anyone. Except maybe if there's a plumbing emergency. Let the plumber in and then, you know, wipe everything down after he leaves. But that's it," he concludes.