Julia Louis-Dreyfus on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Finale ‘Seinfeld’ Reference

Although Julia-Louis Dreyfus didn’t make an look within the ultimate Curb Your Enthusiasm episode that known as again to the Seinfeld sequence finale, she’s a fan of how Larry David wrapped up his follow-up sequence.

“I cherished it,” she instructed The Hollywood Reporter of final month’s Curb ending. “I cherished every thing about it.”

Curb‘s twelfth and ultimate season completed with a cameo from Jerry Seinfeld by which he and star-creator David, each enjoying fictional variations of themselves, reference the famously divisive Seinfeld finish. After Larry is convicted of violating Georgia’s Election Integrity Act, he’s sentenced to a yr in jail. However Jerry intervenes.

He discovers that one of many trial’s jurors broke the sequestering rule, inflicting a mistrial to be declared and Larry to stroll free.

“Larry,” Jerry says, “is a free man!”

He provides, winking to the poor reception to the Seinfeld finale: “You don’t wanna find yourself like this. No one desires to see it. Belief me.”

As he and Jerry are strolling out of the courthouse, they reminisce about Seinfeld.

“Oh my God, that is how we should always’ve ended the finale,” says Larry.

Jerry provides, “Oh my God you’re proper, how did we not consider that?”

“Ahhh,” they are saying, throwing their arms within the air.

Seinfeld famously left its star foursome of Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards in jail after they had been discovered responsible of violating a very good samaritan legislation, however with the Curb finale, David and longtime collaborator Jeff Schaffer subverted expectations and had Larry keep away from jail time as he and Jerry delivered a meta tackle the 1998 finish of the NBC sitcom.

“Finally, this ending was about greater than the present. It spoke on the contrary DNA of Larry, and it form of spans his whole profession and makes it a becoming finish to the sequence and places a cussed exclamation level on all of its work,” Schaffer instructed THR the day after the Curb finale. “That’s the opposite factor I favored about it. It spoke about not simply the sequence, however in regards to the creator of the sequence.”

Schaffer recalled how Seinfeld was excited in regards to the Curb finale, too. “After we completed capturing that jail scene, he was so jazzed about it and he stated, ‘That is wonderful. It is a joke that’s 26 years within the making.’ He was enthusiastic about what this was doing, too,” Schaffer stated. “I’m simply glad all of us stayed in showbiz lengthy sufficient to really pull this off.”

Lower than two weeks after the Curb finale aired, at a PaleyFest occasion, Schaffer stated that he acquired an “wonderful, candy e-mail” from Louis-Dreyfus after the finale.

Louis-Dreyfus beforehand stated that whereas she loved her expertise making the Seinfeld finale, she “understood why individuals had been disenchanted.”

“Simply from a purely emotional perspective, it was actually a delight to sit down there in that courtroom and watch one visitor actor after one other parade via. I imply, it’s like we had been watching the present, in order that was actually enjoyable, that facet of it,” she instructed The Every day Beast final yr. “However I understood why individuals had been disenchanted. To begin with, expectations had been ridiculous. However I additionally understood, as a result of we didn’t do an excessive amount of in it. As soon as we had been arrested and in court docket, it was simply us sitting there watching one particular person after one other parade via.”

Each she and Seinfeld made mild of the poor reception to the Seinfeld finale on David Letterman’s ultimate Late Present, the place they had been a part of an all-star group delivering the ultimate Prime 10 record. When Louis-Dreyfus stated one thing about being a part of “one other vastly disappointing sequence finale,” Seinfeld gave her a glance of mock offense.

Louis-Dreyfus shared her temporary however enthusiastic response to the Curb finale with THR on the 2024 Webby Awards final week, the place she was among the many winners for her podcast Wiser Than Me, by which she interviews older girls who share the knowledge they’ve gained as they age.

Accepting her award from current visitor Ina Garten, Louis-Dreyfus delivered a blunt, barely salty five-word acceptance speech: “Take heed to previous girls, motherfuckers,” she stated onstage earlier than smiling and gently waving to the viewers.

When requested by THR on the Webbys what she’s discovered from the ladies she’s interviewed, Louis-Dreyfus spoke in regards to the “true company” she’s noticed together with her friends.

“There’s a theme that retains cropping up with all of those girls and that theme is that they’re unencumbered by considerations that they used to have of their youth,” she stated. “There’s a sense of true company about getting older, they usually have an authority that I actually admire.”