Talk about a life, story and a career for Larry David.
When David gets the call from "Saturday Night Live" to host this Saturday, he had to laugh to himself a little. He was a former SNL writer for one season, who'd write three skits a week, hoping his sketch would get on and only one of his sketch got to go live.
Then (as you may already know the story) one day, David quits. He curses out his boss Dick Ebersol, who was the executive producer of SNL at the time -- David curses him out; tells him every word in the book that every worker wants to tell his boss. That night when David was at home he began to realize he wasn't gonna have money to pay the rent. So the next day he decided to go back to work and pretend nothing happened.
And that story came out to be a "Seinfeld" episode called "The Revenge".
But I don't know he kept the job? I guess he didn't. We never really heard if Ebersol took him back or not. On that "Seinfeld" episode, where the character George Costanza quits his job the same way David did, George ends up not getting it back.
I guess he didn't get the job back.
But does it matter!? Because the fascination about David's career is what he had to endure working on SNL, leaving there and making the greatest sitcom of all-time, then making half a billion dollars, and now at 68-years-old, he will host SNL.
Now that's revenge.
It's the great american story. It wasn't like David was living well when he was a writer for SNL in the mid 1980's; he was struggling. It's not like now where writers get paid pretty good money and have a pretty nice life. Back then, David was living in a rented apartment. He goes from that, to being one of the most respected, powerful men in Hollywood, with the money he's made, is beyond success.
Sure, Lorne Michaels is as wealthy and has as much power in this country than the president, but if I had to pick to either run SNL or be the creator of "Seinfeld", I'm picking: creating the great sitcom. That's the real genius; that's more revolutionary. So is SNL, don't get me wrong, but if I can say I created "Seinfeld"....come on.
This Saturday, is comes full circle for Larry David, when he hosts SNL. Hope we get to see those sketches he wrote back in the 80's when was working there. That'd be kinda cool. I wonder if it'd be too outdated to put on in 2016.