“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO for its eleventh season on October 24, and a teaser shows that there are few lines between creator Larry David and his longtime friend Richard Lewis.
“When are you going to die?” David pokes fun at Lewis, who both play fictional versions of themselves in the comedy, in the scene previewed by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday.
The beard takes on added importance given Lewis’s health issues and surgeries in recent years, which almost kept him out of the new series. As it stands, it would only appear in one episode.
David explained the search to Kimmel, saying Lewis is “the only person in the world I could tell this line to.”
“Our friendship is so strong and it goes back so far that I could tell it … whatever I want and vice versa,” he added.
Watch the interview here: