Comedian Larry David once quit his job as a writer on Saturday Night Live only to return as if nothing had happened. Years later the story would inspire a Seinfeld bit where George Costanza did the same, according to a new profile of David in New York magazine.
These clips of Costanza quitting, already favorites for Seinfeld lovers, become so much funnier when you imagine David actually doing it.
The profile, timed with the opening of David’s new Broadway show Fish in the Dark, contains a number of other memorable anecdotes about the famous grouch. For instance, David once returned a Porsche two weeks after purchasing it.
“It was like a bad suit,” he said. “It didn’t fit. It was a bad fit for me. I felt very self-conscious.”