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Larry David Declines Call From Bat Signal In Teaser For 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9
Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back for another season of egregious social faux pas, and now there's a teaser to ease us back into the series.
In it, we discover that L.A. has its very own Bat-signal that swaps out the bat emblem for Larry David's face. Apparently, the city flicks it on during times of...distress? Crippling social anxiety? Whatever the reason, it's put to use in the video. And David, resting comfortably in his bed with a newspaper in hand, looks out the window to see his own smiling mug splashed across the night sky.
He leaps out of bed to answer the call and....well, no he doesn't. You can watch the video above for David's response. If anything, it's an indication that Season 9 will bring us more of David's all-encompassing wince-and-shrug mentality. David may be the hero we need, but we're the victims he'd rather not deal with.
The video also doles out some very blatant references to Curb, touching on the Al Abbas chicken joint (based off of Zankou) and Ricky Gervais' in-show production of "Mr. Simmington."
The new season premieres on October 1 at 10 p.m. on HBO.