It’s been a prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay long time since Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted on HBO. In fact, the cringe-worthy comedy series first aired on HBO on October 15, 2000, which means that the show’s 20th anniversary is this week! To celebrate this momentous occasion, HBO is getting ready to stream every iconic episode and laugh out loud Larry-ism on HBO Max.
Per HBO’s official press release:
Originally debuting on HBO in 2000 and presenting 100 episodes to date, the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning comedy series stars “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his fictionalized life. The series’ ten-episode tenth season debuted January 19, 2020, with series veterans including Susie Essman (Broad City), Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs), Emmy nominee Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Richard Lewis (Anything But Love), J.B. Smoove (The Millers) and Emmy winner Ted Danson (The Good Place). The series has been renewed for an eleventh season.
To kick-off the festivities, HBO has launched a “Cue the Curb” Instagram face filter that slowly zooms into your face as the iconic Curb Your Enthusiasm trombone music starts playing. The filter allows fans to be part of a popular Curb meme and includes a callout to the 20th anniversary. HBO will continue to celebrate the king of social avoidance with a Twitter stunt on October 15 at 2 PM ET using #Curb20. When fans tweet @HBO what they are passionate about, @HBO will ask them to curb their enthusiasm.
To top it off, celebrate 20 years of the series starring the one and only Larry David by looking back at all the iconic guest stars that have graced the screen. From Wanda Sykes to David Schwimmer to Shaquille O’Neal, Larry has recruited quite the lineup of stars to make hysterical and memorable cameos over the last 10 seasons.
To be clear, the list of celebrities who’ve guested on Curb Your Enthusiasm is nothing short of incredible. Rather than list the entire gamut, I’ll simply name some of the show’s most iconic guest stars here: Alanis Morissette, Ana Gasteyer, Anton Yelchin, Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Cheri Oteri, Christian Slater, Christine Taylor, Clive Owen, Damon Wayans Jr., David Schwimmer, David Spade, Ed Asner, Elisabeth Shue, Elizabeth Banks, Estelle Harris, Flula Borg, Gary Cole, Hugh Hefner, Gina Gershon, John Legend, Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Jason Alexander, Jonah Hill, Ken Jeong, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Nealon, Laverne Cox, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Martin Short, Michael J. Fox, Mila Kunis, Mookie Wilson, Paul Reiser, Rita Wilson, Sean Penn, Stephen Colbert, Steve Coogan, Tim Meadows, Vivica A. Fox, Wanda Sykes, Wayne Knight, and so many more!
Wow! Twenty years of awkward entrances, hilarious hijinks, and insufferable behavior on behalf of Larry David himself. I’d say it’s hard to believe that this milestone is fast-approaching but who among us has any real handle on time nowadays? That said, congratulations are in order for Mr. David and his tremendous team on Curb contributors. You don’t make it to the twenty-year marker without an unbelievable amount of success, and I feel as if that deserves some recognition. Will you be celebrating alongside Larry and the crew when Curb Your Enthusiasm celebrates its anniversary on HBO Max? Let us know in the comments section below.