Larry David peed on a picture of Jesus on last Sunday’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. No big deal. He’s Larry David! But it seems Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, isn’t familiar with David’s shtick. Donohoue issued a statement Monday that said “last night’s episode demonstrates that David’s best years are behind him. He ought to quit while he’s ahead.” He also wondered, “Was Larry David always this crude? Would he think it comedic if someone urinated on a picture of his mother?”
That Donohoue even has to ask that question demonstrates his lack of familiarity with David’s canon of work. HBO — which released a statement saying “Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show is full of parody and satire” — is standing by its man, and risking getting splashed itself.