‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’: Is Leon Larry David’s Imaginary Friend? J.B. Smoove Weighs In On Their Relationship

by Jeremy Spirogis
J.B. Smoove and Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Fans of comedy king Larry David have had loads of time to take a seat on Season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch. And as at all times, David has managed to take his dry humorousness to new heights with the present. Season 10 noticed Larry David dwelling his single life in California with Leon, and angling to get again along with Cheryl, all whereas managing a brand new spite retailer. Now, J.B. Smoove is weighing in on Larry David and Leon’s relationship, and he has a private principle that he appears to get a kick out of. 

Why Larry David doesn’t offend Leon

J.B. Smoove and Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm
J.B. Smoove and Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

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It’s no secret that Larry David and his character on Curb Your Enthusiasm share loads of similarities. And whereas followers can’t get sufficient, the so-called cringe issue stunned David himself. He instructed GQ, “When I was told that there were moments in the show that made people cringe, I was shocked. It never occurred to me.”

However, followers will know that David’s supporting characters are incessantly left gawping at his feedback. But not Leon. But in response to J.B. Smoove, that’s due to who Leon is as an individual. 

During an interview with Awards Daily, Smoove mentioned, “I think Leon is one of those dudes who thinks people are people and you’re too grown to change. He just kind of floats through life and takes one day at a time, takes one person at a time, and takes one scenario at a time. He’s a one thing at a time kind of guy.” 

Smoove added, “I don’t think anything worries him. He can think his way out of anything. I think if the world ended right now, Leon would be one of the last people left, hiding under a baby pool. He’ll come out and go, ‘Whoah, that was close.’”

Leon and Larry David have a powerful bond

 J. B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm J. B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm
J. B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

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As Cheryl grew to become much less part of Larry David’s life on Curb Your Enthusiasm, J.B. Smoove appeared to step in and fill that hole with Leon. 

When discussing how Leon has type of stepped into the function of platonic life accomplice for David on the present, Smoove made another suggestion. “One day I was thinking, growing up on Sesame Street, what if Leon is not even real? What if he’s like Big Bird’s Snuffleupagus? Leon, who? He’s not even a real person. He’s been Larry’s imaginary friend all this time,” joked Smoove.

As for Leon as a friend, Smoove says he’s received Larry David’s again it doesn’t matter what. He instructed Awards Daily, “See, Leon has your back if you got his back. He will stick by you through thick and thin, to make sure you’re comfortable, you’re good. He’d have ladies over to make sure you’re taken care of, massages. If you have a foot fetish, he’ll make sure your feet are taken care of. All of the things you look for in a friend like that. Leon would definitely have your back.”

Larry David ‘ruined’ J.B. Smoove’s life

While J.B. Smoove loves engaged on Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David, he has admitted that the Larry David impact is actual. That is to say, when you begin working with David, you begin to assume like him. 

Smoove instructed Philly Voice, “It’s almost like you can’t help it, but you almost become Larry, in some sense. You see exactly what he sees. Everything becomes a ‘Curb’ moment.”

It appears Smoove as soon as went out to eat together with his spouse, and when the waiter got here with the water to fill their glasses, Smoove observed she saved her thumb over the opening of the bottle. 

Smoove revealed, “I’m sitting there looking at her, looking at the bottle. My wife kicks me under the table and I think, ‘Wow, we’ve become Larry David. We notice every little nuance in life now.’”

He went on so as to add, “There’s so many things. Like when holding the door open for people, I’m conscious of the distance away they are. Should I let the door go or should I still hold it? Like parking, when people are parked over the line. Larry has ruined me.”

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