Curb Your Enthusiasm is the show that reflects our secret desires, and Larry David is our proxy. He says the things we wish we didn’t have the filter to say, and manages to pull these things off in a way that is both charming as it is irksome. He is definitely one of the most likable unlikable characters on television, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Last night, Curb returned for its 10th season. And let’s just say it was well worth the wait. As with every episode of Curb, we become privy to the things that makes Larry David tick, while in the meanwhile, he fills us normies in on certain things that we didn’t even know were a thing.
Here are five things we learned on the season 10 premiere of Curb. Spoilers ahead.
Number 5: The Nose Test
What’s the best way to see whether or not your coffee is as hot as it should be? Stick your nose in it, of course. If your nose doesn’t burn, then it’s not hot enough.
Number 4: The Boycott
This one comes courtesy of Richard Lewis. Just because someone says they’re going to boycott a place, that doesn’t mean they’re never going to go there again. That just means they’re not going to go back there with you.
Number 3: The Big Goodbye
There’s someone at a party that you really don’t have an interest in talking to, but you also don’t want to be rude. By avoiding that person all night, and “bumping into him” as you’re leaving, that puts you in the clear.
Number 2: The Hat
How do you avoid that obligatory meeting with someone you really don’t want to meet with, or get an extra seat next to you all to your self? By sporting a Make America Great Again hat. Everyone will suddenly want to leave you be.
Number 1: Happy New Year
You have three days to wish someone a happy new year. That’s it. Anything after that, and it’s just unnecessary.
Curb Your Enthusiasm airs Sundays on HBO.