Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Larry David plays a put-upon schlub whose commitment to honesty and lack of social grace constantly get him into embarrassing situations, and find him breaking down the definitions of basic figures of speech. Yep, Clear History basically looks like a Curb Your Enthusiasm movie, and I’m more than okay with that. It comes from Adventureland/Superbad director Greg Mottola (I’m still pretending Paul didn’t happen), and Larry David’s foils this time around include Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, and Michael Keaton (!!!). AND it hits HBO August 10th, so you won’t even have to drag your ass down to a theater full of mouth breathers to see it, you’ll be able to watch it from the comfort of your filthy couch, with the mouth breathers you live with, if you can get them to shut up for five seconds. This may be a gross, quasi-racist generalization, but I see Larry David as the Jewish man’s id.
“This is not tat, there was no tit!” is the Seinfeldiest line ever. Like, that’s the kind of line you’d write for a Seinfeld or Curb parody cutaway in Family Guy. And yet… it still works.