You were just back at SNL, where you, Julia and Larry all began, writing for Julia’s episode that aired two weeks ago.
Yeah, it was pretty crazy. For me, I had the whole feeling of visiting your old high school, because it’s the same place and some of the teachers are still there. And then when Larry arrived, it got even weirder. It was sort of me, Julia and Larry, sitting around trying to reference lines from Bernie [Sanders] that are Seinfeld lines and talking about how Jason [Alexander] would have performed the line as George, so that’s what Larry should do as Bernie, and then what is Elaine going to say there and how would Elaine and George react? And somewhere in there, your head sort of just explodes from the meta.
Was there anything that didn't make it in that you’d love to revive some day?
I don’t want to give too much away because I’m hoping we’ll be able to do it. It was a very production-intensive Veep idea. I don’t want to say anything else aside from it being a parody of Veep, but there just was not enough time to get it done. So I’m very much hoping that perhaps we mount it as a surprise for people or something. I have to talk to HBO or maybe Funny or Die, I just need someone to pay for it! That’s all I want to say — anything more gives too much away.
What are the odds that Larry returns for another season of Curb?
Let me put it this way: if you were asking me to specifically tell you “when,” I wouldn’t take that bet. But if you want to bet yes or no, I would bet you every dollar I have on “yes, someday.” I just don’t know when that day will be. The wonderful thing about Curb is, I think he will do it again — and this is based on nothing, I think it’s based on me wanting him to do it again — I hope he continues to do it to the day he dies. I hope he does a couple seasons, takes more time off, then does it again. I hope he does it when he’s in a f—ing wheelchair one day. One of the things that’s really special about Curb: For a long time when Larry was married in his own life, the show was one thing. And then we he got divorced, that led to the divorce season, which was really fascinating. And then the show kind of became something else when he was fully divorced and single, which he’s going through in his own life. And I think the idea that he’ll do more that will reflect what’s going on in his own life, it’s fantastic and there’s nothing else like it on TV in a good way, so I hope he does more, I’ll tell you that.
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