Larry Thomas, the man who rose to fame as the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld, says he once tried to snag a part of Curb Your Enthusiasm while it was still on the air. This shouldn’t come as the hugest surprise, seeing as the guy still maintains a website called The Real Soup Nazi to this day.
The now 58-year-old Thomas told Page Six at Hulu’s Seinfeld: The Apartment installation that his manager at the time was working with another client who was making an appearance on the HBO series, so he asked her to put in a good word for him to Larry David, who he hadn’t seen since Seinfeld wrapped in 1998.
It wasn’t in the cards, as David said that he would have really loved to, but “literally have every actor in Hollywood” wanting to do it, as such was the revolving door of guest stars in Curb’s heyday. That’s a shame because Thomas even had an idea cooked up.
“It was kind of obvious, but I think it would have worked like a charm,” Thomas said. “Larry is out to dinner with some of his friends and they spot me sitting at a table. And someone says, ‘Can you get him to come over and say the soup line?’ And Larry would of course go over and ask me. I’d say, ‘You know I really left that behind, man. I don’t like to do that. I’ll pass that if you don’t mind.’ Then we could get into this great argument over who made who.”
Despite not getting on the show, Thomas added there are no hard feelings. “That’s the problem with a lot of really great shows, everybody wants to do them,” he said.
Well, if Larry David ever does bring back Curb Your Enthusiasm, I guess there’s still the possibility for the guy. In the meantime, I’m sure there will be plenty of other opportunities to keep the Soup Nazi alive.
(Via Page Six)